Category Archives: Destinations

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

Liftline Lodge Keeps the Light Burning for Frugal Travelers at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain, VT – You can swing a cat from the Liftline Lodge and almost hit the base village at Stratton Mountain Resort in southern Vermont, which is appropriate since pets are welcome, though dogs tend to be better travelers. Frugal travelers have long enjoyed this little gem in the rough, but its future as a … Continue reading Liftline Lodge Keeps the Light Burning for Frugal Travelers at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Salt Lake City, UT – Face it: as if airline travel these days isn’t enough of a hassle, traveling with skis or a snowboard has become an absolute pain. As a result, many travelers who used to bring their own gear now rent when they arrive at their destination. That, however, can be costly, and the … Continue reading Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Europe’s 51 Best Ski Resorts

Europe – From the epic majesty of St. Anton to the intimate slopes of Les Houches and the Chamonix Valley, Europe boasts many of the world’s finest alpine resorts. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the most breathtaking ski slopes in the world, while France offers hidden gems for experienced enthusiasts and beginners alike. … Continue reading Europe’s 51 Best Ski Resorts

Kashmir: Heli-Skiing in ‘The Most Dangerous Place in the World’

Gulmarg, India – Groggy from the long flight and interminable wait at the baggage carousel, we stepped outside the airport into the steamy, sweaty, air of nighttime Delhi to find a taxi. This wasn’t much of a challenge: almost immediately we were approached by a friendly man peddling rides “to anywhere you want go.’” Excellent. “This … Continue reading Kashmir: Heli-Skiing in ‘The Most Dangerous Place in the World’