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How skiers can reduce their impact

For skiers and snowboarders, a good day on the slopes is something to appreciate and look forward to. But visiting ski areas has an environmental impact, and it’s often up to the skier to ensure theirs is as minimal as possible. Follow these tips to keep your footprint small without sacrificing those epic turns. Research gear before you buy. Photo: gorillaimages/Shutterstock Here, we’re referring not only to how the gear performs but to how the company performs on a sustainability level. ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, New York City, San Francisco, United States, New Hampshire, Skiing, Patagonia, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, Baltimore, Forest Stewardship Council, Denver, Vermont


Best local ski resorts near Zurich

Zurich, the financial capital of Switzerland, is home to world-class universities, multinational companies, and hip neighborhoods. The city has a lot going on, but during winter weekends, many Zurich residents leave town to hit the slopes. The Swiss Alps are home to many resorts, both big and not so big. Some you may have heard of — and many probably not. From this picturesque little city, it’s crazy easy to explore a huge variety of places loved by both locals and international visitors. We...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, California, Singapore, Davos, Skiing, Switzerland, Alps, North America, Ski Resorts, Zurich, Arosa, Andermatt, All, Klosters


Presidents’ Day family ski trips

For many, the Presidents’ Day weekend is an optimal time to hit the slopes. Families, though, might need to think a little harder when choosing a ski resort. The lift ticket and lodging expenses of more skiers, the need for mellow runs for younger skiers, and options for off-the-mountain activities all weigh in. There’s also the factor of holiday weekend crowds. Well, we’ve got you covered. These five resorts are all made for family skiers, and most are less well known, meaning you won’t get ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Colorado, Idaho, Ski Resorts, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, East Coast, Vermont, All, Tahoe City, Ben Jerry, Squaw Valley, Windham, Silver Mountain Resort, Grand Junction


Europe’s plastic-free ski resort

As we become more and more aware of the sheer volume of microplastics littering our beloved natural environments (from the Rockies to Lake Tahoe and the Pyrenees), efforts to reduce waste and move toward sustainability have thankfully been increasing. One such effort is being undertaken by Pejo 3000, an Italian ski resort in Val di Sole, Trentino. By banning the use of plastic bottles, bags, cutlery, plates, straws, cups, and condiment sachets in early December, the resort is trying to become...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Alps, Resorts, Ski Resorts, Lake Tahoe, Rockies, All, Aspen Snowmass, Plastic-free, Christian Casarotto, Science Museum in Trento


Italy creates Europe's first plastic-free ski resort

Pejo 3000 in Trentino cuts use after discovering nearby glacier contained microplastics An Italian ski resort is endeavouring to become the first in Europe to ban plastic after discovering that a nearby glacier contained a significant amount of microplastics.The use of plastic bottles, bags, cutlery, plates, straws, cups and condiment sachets was banned when the slopes opened at Pejo 3000, a small resort in Val di Sole, Trentino, in early December, and other measures will be enacted over the sea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Environment, Society, World news, Cities, Pollution, Conservation, Ethical and green living, Italy, Recycling, Sustainable Development, Waste, Ski Resorts, Europe Holidays, Alps Holidays


Aspen Snowmass leads ski industry

In February of 2019, Gian-Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation (FIS) went on the record denying climate science, outraging the global ski community. Kasper had long delivered a message of resistance to basic climate science, but this time was different. He was blunt, direct, and condescending in the pages of a major media outlet. “There is no proof for it. We have snow, in part even a lot of it,” he told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger. “I was in Pyeongchang for the Oly...
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The most unexpected ski resorts

When you think about where can you ski, places like the Alps, Vermont, or the Rocky Mountains may come to mind. Maybe even Japan or New Zealand. But you might be surprised to learn that great skiing can also be found beyond those famous places. Going off the beaten path will not only get you great skiing, but oftentimes unique cultural experiences and budget-friendly amenities as well. Here are seven of the best ski resorts located in unexpected places to ski this season. 1. Gudauri Resort, Ge...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Greece, Australia, Scotland, US, Georgia, Chile, Ski, Skiing, Kyrgyzstan, Athens, New Zealand, Alps, Edinburgh, Slovakia


Spas at North American ski resorts

The time has come to get stoked on winter! Ski season is just around the corner, meaning that all over North America, powder hounds are dusting off their skis and snowboards in anticipation of blankets of snow coating their favorite mountain slopes, wintry getaways at lavish resorts, and the requisite après scene. But while shredding the slopes is a fantastic way to beat the winter chill, it takes a lot out of you. The intensified sun coming off the snow gives a wicked sunburn, and all that ...
Tags: Travel, Post, California, Canada, United States, Jackson, North America, Ski Resorts, Lake Tahoe, Rockies, All, Ritz Carlton, Whistler Canada, Northstar, Provo Utah, Stowe


best ski resorts in North America

The absolute best places to ski in North America this winter Photo: Visit Park City S ki resorts from Vermont to California to British Columbia are slated to open for the season at the end of November, which means it’s time to start making those winter skiing and snowboarding travel plans. While there are plenty of trendy ski destinations that get a temporary buzz, they don’t always last to the next season, and even some of the mainsta...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Hollywood, Colorado, California, Montana, Oregon, US, Canada, United States, Wyoming, Skiing, Tremblant, Marilyn Monroe, Salt Lake City, Jackson


Several Tahoe Ski Resorts Delay Opening Dates After Warm Weather Run

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) – Despite the encouraging dusting of snow overnight, some ski resorts in Tahoe have delayed their opening days. Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar have pushed their openings back because warm weather impacted their snowmaking operations. Heavenly and Northstar are hoping to open next week. Kirkwood’s target opening date has not been announced. Despite a lack of snow in the forecast, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows opened for the 2019-2020 ski back on season Nov. 15. Squaw Vall...
Tags: News, Local, Snow, Ski Resorts, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Northstar, Kirkwood, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows


Powder sharing agreement: plans to create Italy’s biggest ski area

The small Alps resort of Champoluc, with its famed off-piste, is set to be linked with mighty, pricey Zermatt. So go now, while it’s relatively untouchedIs there such a thing as too much snow? The week I arrived in Champoluc, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, the whole village seemed to be buried. Trees resembled sticks of candyfloss, huge mounds hid cars that would take days to dig out, and the air itself was laced with a diaphanous glittery frost.Each morning a fresh set of hastily printed warning pos...
Tags: Travel, Family Holidays, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, Europe Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Alps Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Italy Holidays


Family skiing in the French Alps – fun on and off the slopes

The small resort of La Rosière has great beginners’ pistes, but for these kids it’s the non-ski activities – from ice hockey to dog sledding – that make their holidayMy six- and eight-year-old sons are watching an ice hockey match, their noses pressed to the Perspex. They gasp as the star player of the Tigres Blancs, Patrick “Pat” Adin, gets slammed into the barrier by an opponent: his face is squished a few millimetres from theirs. When he then wins back the puck and scores, they erupt with a f...
Tags: Travel, Family Holidays, Ski Resorts, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays


20 of the best Alps ski resorts by train

Think skiing in the Alps has to mean taking a flight? Think again: our rail and ski expert picks resorts to suit all abilities – all accessible by train from LondonSWITZERLAND Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Rail Travel, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Alps Holidays, Switzerland Holidays, Italy Holidays, Austria Holidays


Pistes in our time: What’s new for the 2019-20 ski season

From cool hotels to fun, budget skiing trips for young people and some welcome green initiatives, there’s plenty happening on the slopes this winterThe past few years have seen a boom in tourism to Georgia: its cities for their fashion and food; and the Caucasus for hiking and mountain life. Things aren’t slowing down for winter, with several operators offering pricey but enticing new ski adventures to intrepid intermediate-plus downhillers. Mountain Heaven has a nine-night guided group tour dep...
Tags: Travel, Georgia, Ski Resorts, Top 10s, Snowboarding, Tbilisi, Skiing Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Mestia, Gudauri, Bakuriani


10 of the best small ski resorts in Europe: readers’ travel tips

From Spain to Greece, these less-obvious ski areas offer great value and a more local feel than the big, busy Alps resortsPort Aine is a lovely ski resort with 22 pistes, reaching a height of 2,440 metres. As with many small Spanish resorts it is only busy at weekends, so during the week you can enjoy deserted beautifully groomed pistes, with lovely off-piste challenges as well. Food and drink prices are very low, and the people really welcoming. Lift passes at €65 for two days are great value, ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Spain, Ski Resorts, Top 10s, Snowboarding, Skiing Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Aine, Rialp, Red Rock Trails, Tremp


The Top 30 Most Popular Ski Resorts in Instagram

Today, social media marketing is an essential aspect of a broader marketing strategy. Social media have entirely changed the way marketers reach their audiences. The first objective of social media marketing is all about increasing brand awareness. Creative posts and valuable content are an effective way to appeal to new audiences.But it is essential first to understand what social media platform is suitable for your marketing strategy. And Instagram makes it exceptionally easy to reach new ...
Tags: Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Sport, Skiing, Experiences, Keystone, Whistler, Ski Resorts, Vail, Zermatt, Aspen, Chamonix, Lake Louise, Breckenridge, Ski Paradise


Best things to do in Crested Butte

Crested Butte doesn’t have the flashy main street of other Colorado mountain towns like Telluride or Aspen. Although it was intended to be a mining town, Crested Butte never struck the precious metals that some of these other mountain sites throughout the state found. Instead, it relied on an economy based around coal. Instead, Crested Butte preserved its laid-back, down-to-earth vibe. On the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte lies in a vast valley that serves as the fore...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Las Vegas, Ski Resorts, Taylor, Denver, Summit County, Telluride, Aspen, All, San Juan Mountains, Vail Resorts, Colorado River, Lake City, Black Canyon, Gunnison


Best ski resorts for mountain biking

Just because the snow is melting doesn’t mean the chairlifts stop running. Bike parks are popping up at mountain resorts across the US and Canada, and you don’t have to be an expert to ride them. A good mountain bike park offers both downhill trails that challenge your technical skills and cross-country trails that test your endurance. If the park crew mixes in a collection of berms, bumps, and trestles, that’s a recipe for pure success. You can find solid bike parks at ski resorts across the...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, United States, Mountain Biking, New Mexico, North America, Ski Resorts, Park City, Mont Sainte Anne, Andorra, Downhill, Chamonix, All, Quebec City, Salt Lake City International Airport


National Ski Areas Association Launches Mountain Foundation

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced yesterday, Tuesday, April 30, the launch of the Mountain Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the next generation of snowsports industry leaders. The foundation will award grants to ski industry employees so they can experience educational opportunities with the goal of furthering their careers."Empowering our staff to get out and meet their peers at conferences and seminars is crucial...
Tags: Usa, Snow, Sport, Ski, Snowboard, Skiing, Ski Resorts, Leslie, NSAA, Ski Usa, Blaise, Lakewood Colorado, National Ski Areas Association, Ski Paradise, National Ski Areas Association NSAA, Ski Resorts Marketing


Skier Visits Hit 59 Million in 2018-2019 Winter Season

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced today that skier visits to U.S. areas totaled over 59 million for the 2018/19 season. The preliminary number represents a nearly 11 percent increase over the 2017/18 season total of 53.3 million. Abundant snowfall – up 31 percent nationwide over the previous season – and continued improvements to the guest experience contributed to increases in visitation in every region across the country. The 2018/19 season ranks as the fourth best since NSA...
Tags: Usa, Snow, Sport, Ski, Snowboard, Skiing, Ski Resorts, Rocky Mountain, San Diego Calif, NSAA, Ski Usa, Pacific Southwest, Lakewood Colorado, National Ski Areas Association, Ski Paradise, National Ski Areas Association NSAA


Skier Visits Hit 59 Million in 2018-2019 Winter Season

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced today that skier visits to U.S. areas totaled over 59 million for the 2018/19 season. The preliminary number represents a nearly 11 percent increase over the 2017/18 season total of 53.3 million. Abundant snowfall – up 31 percent nationwide over the previous season – and continued improvements to the guest experience contributed to increases in visitation in every region across the country. The 2018/19 season ranks as the fourth best since NSA...
Tags: Usa, Snow, Sport, Ski, Snowboard, Skiing, Ski Resorts, Rocky Mountain, San Diego Calif, NSAA, Ski Usa, Pacific Southwest, Lakewood Colorado, National Ski Areas Association, Ski Paradise, National Ski Areas Association NSAA


National Ski Areas Association Launches Mountain Foundation

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced yesterday, Tuesday, April 30, the launch of the Mountain Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the next generation of snowsports industry leaders. The foundation will award grants to ski industry employees so they can experience educational opportunities with the goal of furthering their careers."Empowering our staff to get out and meet their peers at conferences and seminars is crucial...
Tags: Usa, Snow, Sport, Ski, Snowboard, Skiing, Ski Resorts, Leslie, NSAA, Ski Usa, Blaise, Lakewood Colorado, National Ski Areas Association, Ski Paradise, National Ski Areas Association NSAA, Ski Resorts Marketing


Ski touring: Val Thorens without a chairlift

Ski touring used to be a gnarly pursuit for beardy blokes but new itineraries in the French Alps offer a safer – but still arduous – way to enjoy the sportTraditional downhill skiing may be all glitz and glamour, but the biggest growth area in winter sports at the moment requires a certain amount of hard graft and is as likely to have you dripping with sweat as swooping elegantly downhill.Ski touring, or ski de randonnée as it’s known in France, involves forsaking ski lifts and hiking up the slo...
Tags: Travel, France, Ski Resorts, Adventure Travel, France Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Val Thorens, French Alps, Snowsports Industries America SIA


Best US ski resorts for spring break

Spring Break doesn’t have to be about the beach. Nowhere can you complement the parties and late nights of a proper spring break with outdoor adventure and even a bit of exercise like you can in a ski town. These five skiing and snowboarding areas offer ample opportunity for the whole shebang. You should still bring your swimsuit, though, because the hot tub has your name written all over it. 1. Heavenly — Lake Tahoe, California Photo: Jeffrey T. Kreulen/Shutterstock Lake Tahoe has been p...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Boston, US, Arizona, Lincoln, Vancouver, Nevada, West Coast, Ski Resorts, Tahoe, Green Room, Seattle, New England, All


Lack of snow leaves Scotland's ski resorts in need of a lift

Resorts are facing one of their most difficult seasons with many forced to close off slopesScotland’s ski resorts are facing one of their most difficult seasons in years, with a lack of snow forcing them to close many of their slopes, raising questions about the impact of climate change.Unusually mild weather – a record February temperature for Scotland of 18.3C (65F) was recorded on Aboyne in Deeside this week – has led every resort to shut down their main slopes. One has had to close entirely....
Tags: Scotland, Snow, UK News, Ski Resorts, UK Weather, Skiing Holidays, Aboyne


The best ski resort restaurants

Ski lodge cafeteria food has a reputation for being as bland as it is overpriced. You can only pay $20 for chicken fingers and fries so many times before wanting to revolt. Still, many longtime powderhounds never thought they’d see the day when their favorite hill embraced the concept of decent meals. But the times are changing. North American ski resorts are finally learning from the best European ski resorts and putting some thought and effort into the food. For guests who already paid upw...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Colorado, California, Canada, Idaho, Vancouver, Ski Resorts, Vail, Lake Tahoe, British Columbia, Ski Lodges, Shane Mcconkey, All, Steamboat, Squaw Valley


The ‘magic’ lift pass to 30 Swiss ski resorts

Switzerland’s new Magic Pass covers little-known villages in Val d’Anniviers with peaceful pistes and untracked powderWas this really a ski resort? It was hard to tell when we arrived at the empty car park just outside Evolène, in Switzerland’s Val d’Anniviers. The usual ski resort paraphernalia – pylons, giant flashing piste maps, noisy bars – was absent. I couldn’t even see any lifts at first. Then we spied a path leading to a lone rickety-looking, two-man chairlift that clunked up through a m...
Tags: Travel, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Self-catering, Europe Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Alps Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Switzerland Holidays, Evolène


Vintage ski posters – in pictures

A collection of vintage ski and winter sports posters up to a century old – some worth thousands of dollars – is about to be auctioned in New York. The resorts advertised range from Europe’s Alpine jewels to the mountains of Canada, and all offer fun in the outdoors Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Design, Media, France, Advertising, Sport, World news, US news, Culture, Austria, Canada, Art and design, Skiing, Switzerland


7 Amazing Alberta Ski Resorts

Perfect Powder Makes Alberta Ski Resorts Incredible The Canadian Rockies have legendary light airy snow and there’s no shortage of places to enjoy it. You’re actually spoiled for choice when it comes to Alberta ski resorts. Whether you’re a novice skier, a mogul maven or a backcountry buff, you’ll find plenty to love – both on the slopes and off. Here are seven amazing Alberta ski resorts to put on your hit list this season. Banff Sunshine Village With an annual snowfall of up to 9 met...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Skiing, Jasper, North America, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Rockies, Western Canada, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Kananaskis, Canyon


Best ski resorts for Presidents' Day

Don’t let the fear of holiday crowds keep you at home this Presidents’ Day weekend. It’s time to use those advanced trip-planning skills to capitalize on what most people don’t: a three-day window at some of the country’s smaller resorts. So take advantage of the mid-winter snow, load up the roof rack, and hit the road. A long weekend is coming and here’s where to go. 1. WEST COAST: Mt. Baker, Washington Photo: vanpeltj87/Shutterstock The thing about skiing in Washington is that — unlike...
Tags: Travel, Montana, Washington, US, New Hampshire, Idaho, Skiing, Michigan, Ski Resorts, Tahoe, Vermont, New England, San Juan Mountains, Durango, Utah Colorado, Squaw Valley