Hotels sculpted out of ice and snow have a become a rite of passage for adventure travelers. But is a night on the ice all it's cracked up to be?
See what's new at this popular Colorado resort, where you can now buy secret upgrade passes to cut the line.
Whistler stretches its season and lowers its rates, Tahoe extends deals to 2009-2010 early birds, Zermatt makes Swiss skiing more affordable, and other special offers around the world.
Steamboat is a big ski area -- beefy as the surrounding ranch land -- that rises above the broad Yampa River Valley and is known for reliable and abundant feather-light snow.
No other resort combines true high-mountain terrain, a low oxygen-rich elevation, and splendid ocean views, in addition to a season that runs on to Memorial Day.
A ski vacation can be a wallet-buster, but it doesn't have to be: There is plenty of great terrain in the Rockies not affixed to an exclusive, expensive zip code.
Just reaching Engelberg is a totally Alpine experience. Trains depart every hour from Lucerne. During the final stretch, cogs are engaged and the Stans-Engelberg train clicks its way up to the village that lies in a high valley at about 3,400. From there, ski lifts reach to 9,900 feet for a vertical of nearly 6,500 feet -- unheard of in North America.
Changes here have been so incremental and subtle that people who skied Mad River six decades ago would still recognize it if they stood at the base and looked up the main liftline -- a single chairlift to this day.
Special offers and packages from hotels and resorts, lower prices on lift tickets and meals, and more reasons the slopes are more affordable this year.
A handful of winter deals at St. Moritz and Tahoe, new lifts at Whistler and Wildcat, plus more news from slopes around the world.
Hippies, millionaires, and light-as-air powder: What to expect from a drop-dead luxury resort in a dead-end southwestern Colorado canyon.
This week's roundup includes an update on the first full season of snowboarding at Taos, renovations at Telluride, free skiing at Jackson Hole, and more updates.
Modern amenities notwithstanding, skiing at Stowe still carries a pioneering pedigree and a reputation for challenge that confronted early skiers on the area's original single chair lift.
Don't let a bit of cold weather keep you indoors this winter. From Florida to Alaska, you'll find a diverse and interesting range of festivals to experience this frosty season.
October was a harbinger of good things to come at Mammoth: it opened 10 days ahead of schedule and brought about the resumption of commercial air service.
Cover much of Austria with one lift pass, learn to snowboard with the industry leader, and the world's most expensive mountain pass.
Ski discounts from airlines and increased flights across the region make for faster routes to the powder this season.
Skiers around the globe have more to choose from this season, from secret slopes in Vermont, to more lifts in Alaska, to bigger and faster lifts in Bulgaria.
Chamonix is far from the prettiest of European mountain towns, but in every other respect it is an unsurpassed destination for dedicated skiers, snowboarders, and mountaineers.
Thanks to new lifts and many resorts getting to the top of the mountain just got faster at ski resorts throughout the Rockies.
Adelboden is the kind of European ski resort that North Americans always say they hope they will find -- a charming, scenic and slightly out-of-they-way village oasting wide-ranging and interesting terrain.
Here are a few tips that should help already-strong skiers adapt their technique to the sort of steeper-than-usual slopes that can be found at places like Taos Ski Valley.
With a lofty summit and long season, these Maine steeps capture the feeling of skiing in the high Rockies.
What's going on this month at downhill destinations from Canada to Colorado.
Powder skiing is a great liberation from gravity, effort, and worldly cares. But you have to defeat the powder paradox first.