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

Liftopia

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 […]

The ’96 Hour Sale’ on big-time skiing (and Jamaica) vacations—now with 48 hours to go

Vail

The weather may be warming, but fortunately ski season is still in full swing out west, where the snow continues to fall generously on its famously world-class terrain. Even more fortunately, a collection of the regions’s finest resorts—including Vail, Beaver Creek and Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly—is making one last ski weekend out west a little easier […]

Smugglers’ Notch: Vermont’s high-octane, family-friendly activity campus

Smugglers' Notch, high-octane and family-friendly Vermont escape

Smugglers’ Notch (Smuggs) is a legendary ski resort in Northern Vermont. This self-contained walkable mountain village is continuously rated one of the top ski areas in the US—and when you consider that it’s famously kid-friendly, you have a winning combo. Children have room to roam the slopes, numerous activity areas from an indoor playground to ice […]

Travel Product of the Week: Aquaviz

Aquaviz

Do you wear contact lenses and find it a problem when you snorkel, scuba or ski or snowboard? If so, check this out: Aquaviz has created a line of sports masks made specifically for lens-wearers. The company boasts a only-one-of-its-kind approach and offers a custom prescription insert that can be moved between the Aquaviz dive, swim […]

Liftopia offering its biggest ever pre-season sale on ski and snowboard lift tickets across the country

Liftopia

Liftopia, the single largest retailer of lift tickets and mountain activities online (and on mobile), is getting things revved up for ski season with their Red Hot End of Summer Sale—their biggest ever. A staggering 67,000+ deals are available at 70 ski resorts, and tickets are as much as 81% off (which works out to […]