Vermont Skiing at Its Peak

Vermont’s mountains were practically made for all different types of skiers, with difficulty levels ranging from black diamond trails to bunny slopes. Discover which mountain is best for you in this helpful guide.

10 Reasons to Visit Portland in the Colder Months

Portlanders love a good festival, particularly if it celebrates beer, bikes, music, or that favorite local pastime—devouring delicious treats. If you don’t mind the rain, November, December, and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions. Here are some great festivals and activities to enjoy during the winter in Portland.

Winter Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The focus of your winter vacation in the Canadian Rockies will be very different than that of a summer trip. Instead of hiking and canoeing and barbecuing, you’ll be skiing and snowshoeing in a magical mountain setting purified by snow, then retreating to relax around a roaring fire. Andrew Hempstead outlines the possibilities for your trip, including activities like dogsledding.

Recreation in Spearfish, South Dakota

Some of the best recreation in the Black Hills is concentrated along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Laural A. Bidwell recommends the area’s best trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts, the best place to tee up for golfers, and more.

Ski Resorts near Santiago, Chile

At the upper end of the Cajón del Mapocho, barely an hour from Santiago in the area known as Tres Valles, there are three major resorts: El Colorado, La Parva, and Valle Nevado. Here’s what you need to know about skiing near Santiago de Chile.

Le Massif de Charlevoix

Located about an hour north of Québec City, Le Massif is indisputably the prettiest ski station in the province. Sacha Jackson talks about her recent ski trip… including wiping out in the woods.

Discover Idaho with James P. Kelly

James P. Kelly chats about the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, the best spots for skiing, his favorite restaurant in Boise (it’s actually a cocktail lounge), and more.

Visiting the Resort Town of San Martín de los Andes

San Martín de los Andes has become one of the lakes district’s most fashionable resorts. Nestled in the hills near Lago Lácar, it owes its appeal to its surrounding scenery, the trout that thrash in Parque Nacional Lanín’s lakes and streams, and the ski boom that began at nearby Chapelco in the 1940s.

Planning a Romantic Weekend Ski Getaway

With Valentine’s Day falling on a three-day weekend this year, Gayle Hart decided to enjoy the perfect weekend getaway with her sweetie: a ski weekend at Squaw Valley U.S.A. The folks at Squaw Valley resort have really outdone themselves this year; in addition great skiing, they’ve added several special events and activities just for the holiday.

Moon Spotlight Colorado Ski Towns

Moon Spotlight Colorado Ski Towns is a 63-page compact guide covering the best of Colorado’s slopes, including Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Winter Park. Colorado-based journalist and author Steve Knopper offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations […]