Be all in this winter with our guide to the best skiing resorts in the Rocky Mountain region, best gear for powder days, ultimate skication splurges and can’t-miss winter events.

Editor’s Letter: Finding Meaning 

“Skiing is a privilege. But we can learn from that privilege and get back out in the world and try to impart some type of joy and understanding on those who need us to support them. We can use those lift rides to talk over solutions, to listen, to find ways to share this beautiful thing with those are not so lucky.”

Head North 

Looking for a winter road trip that will deliver significant snowfall and serious terrain? Point your grill to Canada’s Powder Highway.

The Right Side of the Wall

Get off the paved roads and spin the 1,700-mile Baja Divide. The new, off-the-grid bikepacking route takes in everything from singletrack to fish tacos.

Eat, Sleep, Play: Whitefish, Montana 

Ditch the crowds in this soulful mountain town where locals enjoy days layered with untracked powder and craft beer.

Local Hero: Adam Avery

Meet a man who is committed to making the world a better place, one beer at a time.


Hot Spot: The Big Splurge

Saving your pennies for the adventure skiing escape of a lifetime? Keep your focus on Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, where you can heliski untracked powder all day long and relax in a luxury lodge at night.

The Trail: Ski Mount Baker

Download the free ViewRanger app and the coordinates to take on this big-mountain ski tour to the top of one of the Pacific Northwest’s towering volcanoes.

Numerology: Be Snow Safe

Play the numbers when it comes to avalanche training and awareness.

Straight Talk: Sam Bass

The new marketing director at Eldora wants you to ditch work, bring the family and get back to the roots (and future) of skiing and snowboarding.

Colorado Local Resorts: The Downlow 

For our 2017-18 Colorado Resort Guide, we dish up the most important need-to-know information for the state’s best resorts—here’s where to find stashes, escape the crowds, chill with the locals and get down and party.

Expand Your Boundaries 

Want to get away this winter? These five road trips will bring you powder, new friends, challenging terrain and killer deals beyond the borders of the Centennial State.

2017 Resort Guide

Now is the time to plan how to best maximize your season of play. We want to help. That’s why we put together this guide to ensure this winter will be exactly what you need.

Winter Events

Be sure to put these events in your calendar to make for a winter filled with even more fun, community and insider deals.

Gear: Resort Must-Haves 

Get ready for another season at your favorite resort with our picks for the best gear to make your time on the snow a blast.

Five Reasons Why Winter is the Best Time to Visit National Parks

Didn’t make it to a national park this summer or fall? Don’t stress: It’s not too late. It turns out winter is one of the best times to visit America’s national parks. If that comes as a surprise, read on to find out why winter wanderings make for a memorable adventure.

Hear This: Halloween Jams

Too old to trick or treat? Catch one of these 10 local shows in costume on the spooky weekend.

The Road: Full Plate

Heliskiing in Alaska, without the $10,000 price tag and coming home with a paycheck? Sure, if you want to cook for 20.

Elwayville: The Sweetest Season

Follow our fall tick list and make this an October to remember.