Category Archives: Destinations

Telluride: Be Rich, or Just Act Like It at Southwestern Colorado’s Mountain Playground

Telluride, CO – To a first-time visitor, Telluride brings to mind many things, including remoteness, steepness …and wealth. It’s the playground of the rich, the new Aspen. Daryl Hannah owns a house here. The singer Jewel was recently interviewed by a local magazine about living here. According to locals, Oprah Winfrey just bought a $17 million house here that … Continue reading Telluride: Be Rich, or Just Act Like It at Southwestern Colorado’s Mountain Playground

How to Plan a Cat Skiing Trip

Salt Lake City, UT – If you want to ski untracked powder without any competition, and without shelling out for a helicopter or sweating on touring skis, cat skiing could be just what you’re looking for! This guide will walk you through everything you should consider when planning your trip. Snowcat skiing might seem an odd … Continue reading How to Plan a Cat Skiing Trip

Quebec City’s Winter Carnival Offers More Than Skiing

Québec (QC), Canada – Québec City’s renowned annual Winter Carnival continues through February 14, and for cold weather lovers this is the place to be. It’s is also an excellent vacation choice for families with young children. While many First Tracks!! Online readers love winter for the skiing and snowboarding, Carnival visitors know that there is more … Continue reading Quebec City’s Winter Carnival Offers More Than Skiing

How to Plan a Heli-ski Trip

Salt Lake City, UT – Heli-skiing is the ultimate dream for any powder-focused skier or snowboarder, but when you look at the costs, it often becomes apparent why the “once in a lifetime” tag is so appropriate. In this article we’ll guide you through how to choose and plan the perfect heli-ski trip for the best return for your investment. … Continue reading How to Plan a Heli-ski Trip

My Tremblant: An American Skier in Quebec

Mont-Tremblant (QC), Canada – In 1938, Joseph Bondurant Ryan, a wealthy American from Philadelphia, and his radio journalist friend Lowell Thomas, climbed to the summit of Mont Tremblant in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains, using skis wrapped in seal skins. As the story goes, Ryan – who was ostensibly in the area to prospect for gold – took … Continue reading My Tremblant: An American Skier in Quebec

Whisper Ridge Cat Skiing: Just East of Paradise

Paradise, UT – It’s nearly dark as I’m shouldering my skis and walking back to my truck, parked at the end of an unplowed private ranch road in the southeastern corner of northern Utah’s agrarian Cache Valley. The smell of diesel still wafts from the rumbling red snowcat that I just disembarked. Horses and deer … Continue reading Whisper Ridge Cat Skiing: Just East of Paradise

Camelback: Family Fun That’s 100% Winterized

Tannersville, PA – After two years’ construction time and a $163 million budget, Camelback’s new Aquatopia waterpark (the largest ski-in/ski-out structure of its kind in the U.S.) and 453-suite lodge were successfully put through their paces over the recent sold-out MLK holiday weekend – crowning the 52-year-old resort’s transition from a daytrip visit into an overnight, year-round destination. Located … Continue reading Camelback: Family Fun That’s 100% Winterized