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10 Items to Pack for a Ski Trip

Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California/Oyster It’s that time of the year again — ski season. The mountains are fresh with snow and surrounded by chilly, crisp air. Whether you’re a fan of resorts or you’re a backcountry-skiing enthusiast, there are quite a few things you’ll need to pack for a ski trip to keep you…

Our 5 Favorite Hotels for Family Ski Trips

With additional reporting by Rachel Klein. For many of us, family ski trips are some of the fondest memories from our childhoods; they often involved fire pits, heated pools, hearty meals, and, well, maybe a few kamikaze-style downhill runs as well. We know from experience that kids always have a great time in the snow,…

Where to Find the Best Skiing in Japan

For many travelers, Japan evokes images of modern cities, Shinto shrines, and of course, amazing sushi and ramen. Few people would add skiing and snowboarding to that list, but for winter sports enthusiasts, Japan remains a best-kept secret. Like most ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere, Japan’s prime ski season is from January through March,…

12 of California’s Best Ski Resorts and Inns

Leave Aspen and Jackson Hole to the see-and-be-seen ski crowds. Laid-back, here-for-the-snow folks flock to the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern California, where ski areas have exciting terrain for all abilities and relaxed atmospheres. It doesn’t hurt that a ski trip in California’s Sierras can be significantly less expensive than one to those other ritzy…

8 Underrated Ski Destinations Out West

As the cold weather approaches, so do winter getaways. For many of us, that means a trip out west, where 18 of the 21 most-visited ski resorts await. But while Vail, Aspen and Jackson Hole get most of the attention, there are plenty of under-the-radar spots with all the powder you can shred. So for…

The Best Lodges in Vail

Aspen may be a touch glitzier, but Vail is nonetheless one of the most luxe resort towns in the Rockies. It’s also one of the most popular ski destinations in the U.S. Vail Mountain soars nearly 3,500 feet above its base, and its slopes offer some of the best intermediate and advanced trails around. Once…

This $300,000 Hotel Package Is Out of this World

Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Air Canada have partnered up to create an extraordinary hotel package with quite a hefty price tag. Called “Après in the Air,” the package will send you and 57 of your friends to the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa,…

7 Unusual Ski Destinations Around the World

When thinking of a ski vacation, most people probably picture the United States’ Rocky Mountains or the Alps over in Europe. And it’s true—these destinations are the crème de la crème of skiing with pristine slopes, gorgeous lodges, and plenty of activities for the whole family. But for those looking for a different kind of…

5 Top-Skigebiete für einen perfekten Winterurlaub

Foto: Flickr/ /kallu Im Sonnenlicht glitzernder Schnee, blauer Himmel, schneebedeckte Gipfel und eine endlos erscheinende, verlockende Piste vor Augen – ein Traum für jene, die jedes Jahr aufs Neue die Wintermonate herbeisehnen in denen es heißt: Ab in den Skiurlaub! Es gibt unzählige Skigebiete in Europa, die mit einem vielseitigen Angebot an wunderbar präparierten Pisten,…