A surreal ski experience at Le Massif de Charlevoix and Hotel La Ferme, Quebec

Le Massif de Charlevoix overlooking the Saint Lawrence River

With endless opportunity for winter adventure Le Massif de Charlevoix and Hotel La Ferme in Quebec embody everything you can ask for in a ski resort, right down to the guided luge tour. Imagine if one of the co-founders of the famed Cirque du Soleil purchased a ski resort and turned it into one of […]

8 takeaways from a kids ski weekend at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania

My daughter, her friend and I get ready for a run at Camelback Ski Resort in the Poconos, PA

How do you spend a working ski weekend with your 13-year-old? You let her bring along her best friend and take them to Camelback Ski Resort in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains! An easy trip from both Philly (two hours) and NYC (90 minutes) this year-round recreational mountain resort offers 16 lifts and 34 trails to accommodate […]

10 tips for maximizing a family ski trip at Keystone Resort, Colorado

Ames and I on the slopes of Keystone

There’s no shortage of reasons why Keystone’s long been a family favorite. This world-class, three-mountain resort offers so much that you might be wondering where to begin, and so as a local Colorado mom, I’ve put together some helpful tips to help you better navigate your family’s trip to Keystone. 1. Time your visit right […]

A 10-point guide to skiing in Vail, Colorado

Josh, with Vail's epic back face behind him

Deep in the throes of an aggressive winter, the best skiers in the world have converged on Colorado. The 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships, quietly one of Earth’s premier sporting events, have just wrapped atop the epic, immaculate terrain of Vail and Beaver Creek. Records were broken, careers were made, the aprés-ski was off-the-charts. Among the record-breakers and […]

Travel Website of the Week: Liftopia

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We’ve featured their incredible deals before, but it’s time to make sure everyone knows to check Liftopia anytime they’re planning on skiing in the US, Canada or beyond. Liftopia has the largest inventory of lift tickets anywhere—at more than 250 resorts in North America alone—and is the place to go to buy them in advance. The site is […]

Travel Video of the Week: Best Ski Line of 2014

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Ski season is here! If you want to see one of the gnarliest runs ever, check out Cody Townsend as he takes big mountain skiing to an entirely new level. This daredevil goes down a vertical chute deep in the Alaska Tordrillos Mountain Range, earning himself the “Best Line” award at the 15th annual Powder Awards. […]

Travel Video of the Week: Skiing in Hawaii

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Ski season is finally here in North America. If you don’t like the cold and snow, that’s okay—just check out this Willy Bogner video of skiing in Hawaii! That’s right, someone came up with skis that are made for surfing. It’s amazing. Just not sure if you need the poles, helmet and ski suit. Would you […]

10 Things Americans Should Know About Traveling to Alberta, Canada

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Considering how close Canada is to the United States, it’s no surprise that the provinces of our northern neighbor are popular destinations for many Americans. And if you’re looking for a getaway that offers breathtaking views, luxurious accommodations and an endless variety of outdoor activities, the answer is Alberta. Alberta, just north of Montana and […]