So far, so good in ski country. As I write this, nestled in the backwoods of Maine, the Northeast is getting hit by a significant […]
Named to the U.S. Ski Team at 18, Bahrke, a native Californian, spent 11 years globetrotting for World Cup competitions and competing in three Olympics […]
This winter, experience the chills, thrills, snow, and ice from a different perspective. Savor the possibilities of a culinary snowsports tour in Italy. Conquer any fear of steep and deep with a specialty ski or snowboard program. View the frozen winterscape from the warmth of an excursion train.
At first ponder, ski and snowboard resorts seem strange places to find ghosts. But when you consider that many of our winter snow resorts are built in areas that once had wild and sometimes grisly histories, then the occasional appearance of an unsettled soul is perhaps not so surprising. Charlie Leocha spins some tales for Halloween.
Whether you’re a skier (or a ’boarder) or not, consider heading to a ski resort if you want to join in an all-out New Year’s Eve celebration. Skiing is such a competitive business, resorts pull out all the stops to attract people during the Christmas to New Year’s holiday week and this includes extravagant parties, fantastic entertainers, fun child-focused activities, and spectacular fireworks each New Year’s Eve.
Since the first lift fired up in 1958, Mt. Bachelor has become one of the West Coast’s favorite ski destinations. Because,
despite the notoriety the Cascade Mountain Range has for “Cascade Concrete” conditions, Mt. Bachelor is tucked into the eastern slopes of Oregon’s Cascades. Thus, it is blessed with a lighter and drier snowfall than most of the Pacific Northwest resorts.
Set high in the rugged southern Rocky Mountains, Taos, New Mexico, is one of the few resorts left in North America that offers a Ski and Snowboard Better Week every week of the winter season. Taos Ski Valley thrives on their legendary snowsports week culture. At some times most of the skiers and boarders on the daunting mountain are part of the ski week program.
Have all the European ski resorts gone the way of concrete, apartments, fast food and endless traffic? No, not all of them. Here are 15 European ski resorts that still retain some of that old chalet-and-sleigh-bell charm.
Tyrolian-clad doormen greet visitors at the entrance with a tray of chocolate truffles and room rates start at $139. Compare this to a $900 range for slopeside at Deer Valley, and staying a 15-minute free shuttle ride away starts to look mighty attractive.