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We asked. They told. In-the-know locals divulge their secret powder lines, après breweries, and hidden hot springs.

The world's best lodges have something in common—unparalleled access to vast wilderness, soaring peaks, and empty coastlines

A new book goes deep into the history and significance of our country's 4,000-mile northern boundary

Resorts offer big discounts and bigger perks to those who buy a 2018–19 ski pass in the next few weeks

With ski season in full swing, there's no shortage of excitement. The folks up at Big Sky, however, seem to be experiencing a higher stoke level than anyone else. In Welcome to Winter 2016-17, skiers share their favorite parts about skiing at the iconic Montana resort. From face-shots to family friendliness, Big…

Looking for the funnest terrain in North America? Go here.

With La Niña back and the East Coast on a five-year blizzard streak, we devised the ultimate ski calendar to help you and your family take advantage. From a boot-deep New England Thanksgiving through spring-break corn snow in the Southwest, the outlook is decidedly epic.

Twelve hot tips that, if followed closely, guarantee an epic ski season.

From ski school and childcare to tubing hills and mini-terrain parks, these four resorts put family first.

There's at least one major upside to the bursting of the real-estate bubble: The kind of adventure-ready second home you've always dreamed about is suddenly within reach. From mountain retreats to lakefront outposts to slopeside condos, here's your primer on where to invest for the long haul.

Five refreshingly undeveloped resorts

The Ski Junkie's guide to the sickest skiing and hottest cold-weather happenings this winter

Whether you're skating perfect corduroy or blazing backcountry powder, skinny-skiing the wide-open West is the path to cold-weather bliss

Road Trips skiing road trip Snowshoe Break: on the road in Colorado High-Speed Ski Safari Why choose between Summit County’s bounty, Jackson’s steeps, Steamboat’s trees, and Big Sky’s big sky? On this nine-day, Denver-to-Bozeman Rockies odyssey, they’re all yours. Day One: Rent a car for the 90-minute drive west…

On and off the Slopes at Ten Top Ski Areas

California’s Skylonda Lodge Q: I like dried fruit, camping and bugs. My wife likes brie, soft beds and spas. Question: Where can we go in August where we can hike and bike by day, and have a full service resort at night? — Philip Cordova…

Need a daily powder fix? Chase epic snow through the calendar with our guide to the best places to ski and snowboard each month.

North American resorts have expanded boundaries, opened gates, and liberated skiers to revel in ungroomed wildness. Our guide to the great stuff you won't find on the trail map.