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Dahu leads the soft shell & frame ski boot revolution

Dahu ski boots are the leaders of a new ski boot revolution, finally offering skiers what snowboarders have enjoyed forever - comfortable boots they can walk around in. Anyone who skis for very long will almost inevitably experience pain from their boots, and despite all the adjustments and fitting available these days, many of us will continue to feel...

Winter Park unveils $40 million makeover

glade skiing Winter Park
Winter Park has always been one of Colorado's best big resorts, and the closest major ski area to Denver. Now a $USD 30 / $AUD 40 million makeover should put it even higher on your must try list. Headline act is the new Zephyr Gondola, featuring 10 person cabins whisking guests from the base to The Lodge at Sunspot in...

Beaver Creek designer ski resort perfection personified

Beaver Creek village view
Beaver Creek is the ultimate designer deluxe ski resort. Every little thing that can possibly make your ski experience simpler, and better, has been thought of and applied. From the trail layout to the immaculate grooming to the "refresh" snowmaking top ups on tap to keep conditions ideal, skiing here is often effortless. Hero snow is understatement. If you want...

Keystone king of the kids

Keystone kids carts
Keystone rules for kids. Few resorts make life so easy for families, especially on the wallet, with free lift passes and lots of free activities for the kids. Keystone's Kids Ski Free deal applies all-season, including Xmas and New Year. Kids 12 and younger ski free when the family book two or more nights lodging through Keystone Resort. There is...

Vail remains the jewel in the Vail Resorts/Epic Pass crown

Skiing Vail BackBowls
Stop Press: Vail opening early tomorrow! Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 14, skiers and snowboarders will have access to the following lifts and more than 500 acres of skiable terrain accessible via the following lifts on Vail Mountain: Gondola One Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) Born Free Express Lift (#8) Avanti Express (#2) Wildwood Express Lift (#3) Mountain Top Express Lift (#4) Little Eagle Lift (#15) Beginning Saturday,...

Have a hell of a time at Colorado’s Purgatory Ski Resort

riding with Purgatory Snowcat Adventures
Purgatory sounds like the perfect place to have a hell of a time, and that's just what our roving super photographer Kirk Owers did. This out of the way Colorado gem offers plenty of great skiing for less than you pay elsewhere. Folklore has it that Purgatory Resort is named after a local creek where hardy miners would post up...

Ortovox Traverse 30 feature packed pack does it all

Ortovox Traverse pack with helmet net on
The Ortovox Traverse 30 is the feature packed pack that does is all! From lightweight carry-on bag to back country ski mission bag to camera bag road-testing the mid-sized 30 Litre model in the Ortovox Traverse pack range has ticked all the boxes and then some. The German brand, as you would expect, put a lot of attention into details...

Loveland so much snow so close to Denver

Powder skiing Loveland Colorado
Loveland is quite literally snow close to Denver. Lots of snow in fact - over 420 inches a season, the second highest in Colorado after Wolf Basin. And very close - just 53 miles/86 km along I-70 west to the entrance to the Eisenhower Tunnel. Not surprisingly it has a long history therefore, serving Denver skiers for more than 80...

Aspen Australia’s favourite American ski resort

Powder under Aspen Gondola
Aspen is Australia's favourite American ski resort and Aussies are their number #1 international market. Many are regulars who just keep coming back for more. Why? Our roving correspondent "Ask Doctor Pete" Stiebel, who has been skiing Aspen for over 30 years, explains. I guess 300 inches quality Colorado snow and 300 sunny days help. Then there’s good access, the 4 mountains,...

Steamboat Champagne Powder™ and a whole lot more

Steamboat glades
Steamboat is famous for offering some of the finest and most consistent ski conditions in North America. The resort - a Warren Miller favourite and one you would never tire of returning to - averages 8 metres of snowfall annually, and has trademarked Champagne Powder™ for its light, fluffy and unique snow. Unlike other ski locations, which retain on...