North & Central America

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

Lake Placid's Main Street, which stretches about a mile along the shore of Mirror Lake (and not the larger namesake body of water that lies to the north), is an apparition of constant...

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

After a day or two in this five-ring circus, you'll need an antidote. Good thing Lake Placid is situated among all those 4,000-footers, known locally as the High Peaks. To the north and west lie...

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

Getting There: Upstate New York is no place to be without a car, so if you're in the Northeast, you'll probably want to drive. (Lake Placid is five hours from Manhattan, five from Boston,...

The Deep, White Secret

It may not be Whistler, but it just might become Blackcomb. And then some. For what once was a steep little stump-mined hill known as Tod Mountain is becoming, through a three-decade...

The Deep, White Secret

By the time you get to the top of Whistler Peak, you've already missed it. Literally and completely. The best of the West, Canada's or anyone else's: millions of acres—OK, hectares—of...

The Deep, White Secret

Big White (800-663-2772) comes as close to a fully self-contained resort as any in central BC, making it the destination of choice for intermediates and families. Vancouverites have taken notice...

The Deep, White Secret

Inner BC skiers often reach their outer limits at Silver Star (information, 250-542-0224; reservations, 800-663-4431), a smaller, more intimate neighbor of Big White. Compared to the bring-the...

The Deep, White Secret

Powder tends to collect in the fringes. As do BC skiers. The same stuff that blankets the destination resorts of Big White, Silver Star, and Sun Peaks is also floated upon and inhaled daily at a...

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