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  By Iseult Devlin Ski areas have finally gotten some good snow to kick off Winter 2022. But, while this season is looking more normal than last year, Covid protocols are changing quickly due to the recent uptick in cases. There are still no masks required in lift lines, but

By Everett Potter The resort town of Stowe, Vermont has long offered an idyllic Currier & Ives kind of experience, a small and charming village with its share of red cottages, white Greek Revival houses. Then add some cute shops, restaurants, bars and brewpubs, tossing in the Vermont Ski &

By Brian E. Clark Jim Vick, operations manager at Lutsen Mountains (lutsen.com), has had numerous opportunities  to work at western ski resorts. And it’s not that he wasn’t tempted. But Lutsen’s perch on the northwest shore of Lake Superior and its location next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which

By Larry Olmsted Like much of the travel industry, skiing and snowboarding suffered mightily from the pandemic with an early end to the 2019-2020 season, and last winter severe travel and capacity restrictions hampered resorts in this country, while most of Europe’s lifts never opened at all. Even summer skiers

By Larry Olmsted The entire travel industry has suffered mightily in the COVID pandemic, but the ski and snowboard sector was especially hard hit. A premature end to the 2019-2020 season was one of the first travel casualties as the pandemic began, and in many places the entire 2020-2021 winter

By Everett Potter There’s good news from our neighbor to the north about the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Club Med, the pioneer of all-inclusive resort vacations, is openings its first Canadian resort in December in Quebec. With Canada now open to US travelers, the opening of the new Club Med Québec is

By Everett Potter Montana’s Big Sky Resort is a skier’s dream, with 5,800 acres of world-class terrain in a landscape that is rugged, challenging, and undeniably beautiful. While Big Sky has all the amenities that one associates with a great ski resort, including an increasingly bustling village, it has never

By Brian E. Clark The late, great ski writer Walter Roessing liked to boast that he often brought big dumps of snow with him when he visited resorts in the West. Walt, who penned a Dallas Morning News travel column for decades, has been gone for about two years now.

  By Brian E. Clark In his nearly two decades on the U.S. Ski Team, where he bagged more than 30 World Cup victories and six Winter Olympics medals, Bode Miller had plenty of ideas about how to improve the skis on which he was racing. But those suggestions often

By William C. Triplett In early February last year, when headlines were only recently starting to mention some weird new disease in China, I found myself on an airliner to Salt Lake City. Even though I’m pretty much a news junkie, my biggest concern at the time was for the