Category Archives: Western U.S. & Canada

Skiing New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Taos, NM – A while back, my wife and I came to terms with the fact that we have conflicting expectations for ski vacations. Her ideal trip follows a more European model. It should be a sacred, relaxing time when you’re able to do everything that’s normally impossible at home – sleep until mid-morning, leisurely … Continue reading Skiing New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

A Guide to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke (BC), Canada – For several decades Revelstoke has been home base for some of the world’s finest backcountry powder skiing, but in 2007-08 the tiny local Powder Springs ski area was replaced by the new Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Mt. MacKenzie, which now boasts the greatest lift-served vertical drop of any ski resort in … Continue reading A Guide to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Where Else But Tahoe? Pushing Spring Skiing…And Snowboarding…To The Exteme

Tahoe City, CA – There’s something about the onslaught of spring that makes me long for a few last days on the snow. Maybe it’s the simple realization that I won’t venture onto a slope — at least not one covered in white — for more than six months. Or maybe I just kind of … Continue reading Where Else But Tahoe? Pushing Spring Skiing…And Snowboarding…To The Exteme

Two Sandwiches and Some Water: Skiing the Mount of the Holy Cross

Author Steven Woodruff descends the 14,005-foot Colorado landmark with famed extreme skier Chris Anthony Eagle County, CO – She appears to stand alone when observed from a distance. Like a lighthouse guiding a ship in the night, she has been my beacon in the Vail Valley from the first day I called Vail my home. … Continue reading Two Sandwiches and Some Water: Skiing the Mount of the Holy Cross

Sunshine Village: No One’s Second Fiddle

Banff (AB), Canada – During my salad days as a bachelor, well-meaning friends would occasionally set me up on blind dates with “someone you’ll really like.” You know the drill; they tell you that she’s beautiful, smart, funny, loves the outdoors, cooks canada goose Män Canada Goose like Mario Batali, has a great career, etc. … Continue reading Sunshine Village: No One’s Second Fiddle