Jackson Hole and other popular ski resorts in the West are up and running with varying Covid rules and limitations. For purists, that’s not such a bad thing. On a recent Wednesday at noon, I stood in the middle of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ...

For the first winter in five years, skiers and snowboarders are once again hitting the slopes at Saddleback Ski Area. The mountain officially reopened in mid-December, and businesses in the area are already seeing a boost in revenue. "I believe we ...

Gigi Girard, an OB-GYN in Louisville, Ky., says she has been to Vail approximately 50 times over the last 20 years. So, over dinner during our overlapping visit this month to Colorado's largest ski resort, I figured she'd be a perfect person to ask a ...

It may be easy to imagine you’re out West at a giant ski resort when you visit Snowshoe Mountain, but a closer look underneath the powdery surface reveals a rich local history and a pride for the traditions and people who once called these 11,000 acr ...

St. Corona is a model for ski resorts in the Alps that are transitioning to mountain biking, hiking and other tourist offerings that don’t depend on snow. In this village at the foot of the easternmost reaches of the Alps, a ski town for four ...

Now more than ever, people will require a real sense of seclusion while on their ski vacations. Gone for the time being are the après ski parties, the socializing in the lodge during a quick break for lunch and eight-passenger gondola rides. These ha ...

Skiing, despite the cold, the travel and the high cost, offers an attraction few sports can rival. In a word: "Freedom," said Henri Rivers, of West Babylon. Rivers is president of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, founded in 1973 to encourage mo ...

More than halfway through a snowy February, Colorado ski industry officials hope the momentum carries into the spring, a season beloved by regulars and visitors alike who know conditions to be most promising in the final weeks of chairlifts running. ...

In an uncommon skimo race in New Hampshire, two skiers climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest—twice.   After skinning to the top of the same run for the 60th time in as many hours, Ben Eck and Jerimy Arnold turned off their headlamps and to ...

The backcountry, once considered a wild terrain suitable for only the most rugged and experienced adventurers, has gotten crowded. It didn’t happen suddenly, though it may feel like that to those who have taken pride in “earning their turns.” Impr ...

They have endured the indignity of being addressed in their uniforms as “he” or “sir’’ and at times faced sexism, too, from injured skiers balking at a woman getting them down the mountain on a rescue toboggan. But as the number of women in ski pa ...

Close to the Vermont-N.H. border, nonprofit Whaleback Mountain continues to do whatever it takes to keep the sport accessible to its youngest community members. When the nonprofit board of Whaleback Mountain, N.H., applied for a Share Wi ...

On the third weekend of January, somewhere in the backcountry glades of Braintree Mountain Forest, shots rang out. It wasn’t a hunter after coyotes but a life-long Vermonter protecting his property from a backcountry skier. Though the land was posted ...

After the majority of the 470 ski areas in the United States closed in mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Ski Areas Association reported skier visitor numbers dropped 14% compared to the 2018-19 season. It was a blow to the res ...

When Taylor Hatten drives up to a house, the neighbors get concerned. Sometimes they come over to ask, “What’s wrong?” “Pretty reasonable mistake to make,” said Hatten, the man behind the wheel of Rescue Unit #70, which at first glance looks like ...