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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 ...
"Arapahoe Basin ... Where the spirit of freedom and big-mountain challenges create life-altering experiences."
Arapahoe Basins 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 ...
Located in most any other region, Brighton would be considered a resort with an outstanding choice of advanced and expert terrain. However, with Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird as its neighbors, Brighton at times gets labeled as the beginner's resort. This is a fallacy, as expert trails can be ...
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 ...
Fernie may be a bit off the beaten path, but the resort is well worth the time it takes to get there. A three-hour drive from Calgary International Airport, or 1.25-hour trip from the Cranbrook Airport, deposits you into an alpine realm of steep mountain slopes covered in spruce, fir, and larch ...
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 ...
Steeps might be Kirkwood's forté, but there is also a fair amount of beginner terrain from the Snowkirk and Bunny lifts. The Bunny Lift is a particularly good spot for first-timers; it's out of the main flow of skier traffic so you won't be intimidated by crowds of faster skiers whizzing ...
Loon's base facilities are its strength. Slopeside lodging is plentiful, and not only is lift capacity more than adequate, a limited ticket sales policy keeps lines short. Here, too, intermediate cruising is the area's strength, but the North Peak keeps experts happy. Another Loon strength: ...
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 ...
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 ...