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Dillon, CO

"Arapahoe Basin ... Where the spirit of freedom and big-mountain challenges create life-altering experiences."

Arapahoe Basin’s old-school motto may push the ski-bum mentality to near-religious extremes, but after you burn your quads in this epic, 900-acre resort you will likely ...


Boise, ID

Bogus Basin, 16.5 miles from Boise, is much more than you'd expect of a nine-chair mountain so close to a city. And, interestingly, Bogus is a nonprofit, charitable organization as well as a full-service destination resort.

Boise's Amtrak station brings in the destination skiers, and ...

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Nederland, CO

Close to Denver and just 21 miles from Boulder (you can even get here via Boulder bus), this frills-free area offers unsurpassed convenience. The frontside trails are narrow classics cascading down to a small base complex, while Corona Bowl and the Indian Peaks Area on the backside offer true ...

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Alta, WY

If it's powder that you are searching for, Grand Targhee, on the western slopes of the Tetons and an hour's drive from Jackson, is a must-visit. "Snow from heaven, not hoses" is Targhee's mantra. There is not a single snowmaking machine anywhere on the mountain and Targhee still has more snow ...


Georgetown, CO

Loveland, the ski area that arcs across the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel along Interstate 70, is one of Colorado's highest areas in terms of both altitude and annual snowfall. Chair 9 takes skiers and riders higher than any other four-passenger chairlift in the world. Loveland's terrain ...

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Banff, AB

In terms of size, Mt. Norquay is overshadowed by its behemoth neighbors, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. But don't let this fact dissuade you from spending a day at this fun and somewhat edgy little resort. Its 28 runs offer a mix of beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain, though overall ...

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Pagosa Springs, CO

Boasting the most snowfall in Colorado, Wolf Creek Ski Area gets an impressive 465 inches of natural snow each year. That's 55 percent more than Aspen and Breckenridge. So why haven't you heard of Wolf Creek? Because it's tucked away in southern Colorado, a winding five-hour drive from Denver. ...