Snow Sports

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PIC DU MIDI IT'S 9:30 A.M. when the lift operator starts the cable car, and then we're hanging in the sky, moving up so fast that our ears pop before we have a chance to swallow. We...

Euro Stash

HAHNENKAMM :: AUSTRIA THE HAHNENKAMM RUN, in Kitzbül, Austria, is arguably the most technical and dangerous downhill course on the World Cup circuit. On race days, the course is...

Euro Stash

SELLA RONDA :: ITALY "I AM SORRY," says our guide, with a wry smile, shrug, and lilting Italian accent. "We asked for more powder, but the Man on the Last Floor only gave us this . ....

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

THE VIEWS RECALL TAHOE. And the terrain? Call it Steamboat West. That's the early line on Tamarack Resort, 90 miles north of Boise, which opens in December. The Tahoe analogy is plain from a 7...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

KILLINGTON'S legendarily long season stretches from October through May (sometimes into June), and with seven mountains, the resort has more acreage than any place in the East. Lately, though,...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

EVERY GOOD SKI AREA has a split personality—part nurturer, part dominatrix. But no resort behaves more like Jekyll and Hyde than Moonlight Basin, the one-year-old resort 45 miles south of...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

STUCK IN INTERMEDIATEVILLE and dreaming of a transfer to the friendlier slopes of Advanced City? I sure was, so last winter I gambled on a four-day ski clinic in Utah's Wasatch Range. I was up...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

FORGET THE FURS AND THE FENDI. Beyond the bling, Aspen is still America's quintessential ski village, a funky cosmos where World Cup steeps belong to the fearless. WHY WE LOVE IT:...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

HOLLYWOOD HOTTIES, Olympic skiers, and John Kerry may flock to sexy Sun Valley these days, but America's first ski resort has been drawing us hoi polloi since '36. Swaths of immaculate corduroy...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

ALL MOUNTAIN AND NO ATTITUDE, Northern California's Alpine Meadows is designed to take maximum advantage of the spectacular terrain. Though it's got that laid-back, down-to-earth vibe the West...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

DUDE, IT'S LIKE MECCA. If you take sliding around on snow seriously, you'll eventually make a pilgrimage to the Hole. Hardcore types rightfully revere the sick Wyoming vertical, heavy powder...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

LIKE ST. MORITZ WITH MORMONS, Park City is not only a vast powdery playground; it's a true ski-in/ski-out town with big-city swank. After you've zonked your mortal coil dropping off cornices and...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

DOUBLY HEINOUS STEEPS mean twice the fun at Whistler Blackcomb, home to the biggest vertical in North America and an astounding variety of snow conditions. Sister peaks, these British Columbia...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

CRAVE A COCKTAIL of wide-open groomers, perfectly spaced trees, and backcountryesque meadows? Look no further than crowdless Big Mountain. And with lots of off-piste powder stashes just waiting,...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

A DECADE BACK, the resort that would become the Canyons was a pretty shabby, and not too popular, locals hill. Now it's the biggest, most unabashedly go-go resort in Utah-and, miraculously, it's...

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