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THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VIBE dominates Mammoth, reflecting surf culture at its most authentic. Witness the resort's massive superpipe and meticulously sculpted terrain parks, home turf of...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

SOMETIMES COLORADO'S I-70 is a bit, well, constipated, so head for secluded Steamboat, some two hours north. We're talking relentless powder, some of the West's best tree skiing, and a chill...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

LONE MOUNTAIN ERUPTS from the Madison Range like an 11,194-foot catcher's mitt, nabbing storms swollen with dry Rocky Mountain powder. The utter lack of lines just sweetens the pot. With almost...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

THESE PEAKS ARE THE ODD COUPLE of mountain resorts—think hardcore Alta dudes and snazzy Snowbird debs—but their souls are united by heavenly powder. WHY WE LOVE IT: In a...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

IT'S THE BARNS AND COVERED BRIDGES draped with snow that tip you off: You're in classic Vermont. This historic resort hails from the hungry thirties, but you'll be plenty satisfied. With just 4...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

TALK ABOUT HIGH CONTRAST: These resorts may be virtually side by side, but they don't see eye to eye. Vail is the gold standard for manicured pistes and big bowls, regularly making it one of the...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

CAN YOU SAY GIGANTIC? Good, because that's what Heavenly is. Plus it can claim some of the most ravishing views of any American ski hill: It rests in the limbo between the supernatural...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

JAW-DROPPING vistas of Banff National Park greet the lucky folks up top of Canada's biggest ski area, and world-class terrain awaits below. WHY WE LOVE IT: This place splits styles:...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

A TRUE COWBOY TOWN where down jackets thankfully outnumber mink stoles, Telluride still caters to the glamorous. Spot a hot starlet living it up in one of downtown's ritzy establishments? Big...

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

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

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...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE gave top skier Bill Healy, of the Army's Tenth Mountain Division, permission to put three rope tows up the face of central Oregon's Bachelor Butte way back in 1958. Since...

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...

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3. POWDER CREEK LODGE :: NELSON, B.C. BUILT IN 1998, this two-and-a-half-story wood-frame lodge might as well be a speck of bark, dwarfed as it is among the rocky 8,000-foot peaks...

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