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Alyeska Resort, nestled within Girdwood (population 2,000) and Chugach National Forest, cant boast the most skier visits per year. And if you stay at Alyeska Prince Hotel, theres a good chance the majority of the halls will be emptyand thats precisely the reason to go ... ...
Fine fall-line skiing is the main attraction of Apex, 20 miles west of Penticton, B.C. It's a family resort with 67 groomed runs on 2,000 feet of vertical. An alpine-style village, Apex is at the base of the ski trails, where businesses pay homage to the region's heritagemining. There's ...
Crystal Mountain, WA
Believe it or not, Crystal Mountain, 76 miles southeast of Seattle, is Washington state's only destination alpine ski resort, with base area lodging that accommodates 700 visitors.
When the sun is out, the snow is deep, and avalanche danger is minimal, hardcore skiers from all over the ...
A laid-back resort with few crowds, Kimberley Alpine Resort is now one of the most accessible ski hills in the Canadian Rockies. The expansion of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, located 20 minutes away from the resort, has certainly added fuel to one of the hottest real-estate ...
Mt. Baker is one ski hill whose boundary signs command respect. It's set in steeply rugged wilderness country blanketed by a few hundred inches of snow on the shoulders of Mount Shuksan. The actual Mount Baker, a 10,778-foot volcano, is a few miles to the west.
The 1,000-acre resort ...
A huge mountain with an intimate village, Panorama has carved out a niche for itself as a low-key, family-oriented destination resort. A little too far for day trippers from Calgary (three hours from the Calgary airport), and without the glitz to draw huge numbers from afar, this resort is ...
Start your Red Mountain experience with a middle-of-the-road cruiser like the Back-Trail off the Red Chairlift or the Paradise Area on Granite Mountain, where you create your own line through the well-spaced pine. Then it's time to up the ante and move on to the Motherlode Chair for some deep ...
Simply put, Stevens Pass has some of the best powder in the Pacific Northwest. A 450-inch annual snowfall alone makes that claim more than mere conjecture, but factor in a 78-mile proximity to Seattle and its centralized position on the crest of the Cascade Range between Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and ...
Snoqualmie Pass, WA
Seattle skiers know it as the Summit at Snoqualmie dichotomy. One day you can be whipping down their signature run, Upper International, on a fresh layer of powder, the next day fighting the ice, rain, and fog on a cruiser like Golden Nugget that's supposedly groomed, thus earning the nickname, ...
Chances are you have heard the whispers about Whitewater Ski Resort outside Nelson, British Columbia, and just how epic the skiing can bedeep powder, few crowds, plenty of steeps. And then you get there, and looking up at three lifts, measly base lodge, and smattering of runs with barely ...