A Wintry Visit to Idaho’s Frozen North

by Susan McKee on February 2, 2015

Snow ghosts stood sentry on the mountain ridges above Lake Pend Oreille as I drove the two miles across Long Bridge into Sandpoint. In the Idaho panhandle, wintry storms are wet enough to cover the evergreens in a lasting crystal-white coating that shimmers in the brilliant blue sunshine. Up close, the trees look sturdy enough […]


6 Ski Resorts In Places You Aren’t Expecting

by Guest Contributor on August 11, 2013

TTW suitcase

When you think of skiing there are some locations that immediately jump to mind – French locations such as the ski resorts near Meribel, or chalets at Chamonix. Morzine or Verbier are also popular hotspots. Basically, the Alps, whether French, Swiss of Austrian, are the first place our minds go to when we’re looking for […]


Quick Guide to Skiing in Colorado

by Abbie Mood on January 13, 2012

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Now that winter is well under way, it is a great time to hit the slopes for some skiing or snowboarding in one of the most popular ski states in the United States – Colorado. Most of the areas in Colorado are nestled in the Rocky Mountains off of I-70, usually just a day or […]


Vermont Ski Report: Burlington, Stowe, and Killington

by Christina Uticone on November 25, 2011

When the spectacular foliage of fall gives way to winter, Vermont becomes a playground for outdoor winter sport enthusiasts. Anything you can do on snow you can do — and do better — in Vermont! There is no shortage of amazing skiing and snowboarding in Vermont, which boasts 20 alpine ski resorts and 30 cross-country […]


Learn How to Dog Sled

by Rita Cook on November 11, 2011

Dog Sledding is one of my three favorites things to do, period!  I have done it many times around the world, but there are several “wow” moments that I still think of every time I get on the sled and have the chance to mush. Those wow moments start with remembering the first time I […]

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First-Time Skiing in the French Alps

by Katy Stewart on November 10, 2011

The French Alps are synonymous with great ski breaks. With legendary resorts like Chamonix, home to Mont Blanc, this breathtaking area of Europe lures thousands of winter adrenaline junkies each year.  It is a region famed for extreme ski runs and luxury price tags, so for the novice skier, heading to the Grand-Massif can feel […]


Celebrate the Snow with a Ski Vacation for the Holidays

by Christina Uticone on October 11, 2011

This holiday season, instead of escaping the snow, embrace it! There is nothing like being outside in the winter, enjoying a fresh layer of powder while you ski downhill, or along the trails through a quiet, peaceful forest. A ski escape during the holidays is a fun way to be active, spend quality time with […]


Fresh Air Vacation in the Adirondack Mountains

by Christina Uticone on May 16, 2011

When people think of “New York” they usually think New York City, but there is so much more to the Empire State. I’m an Upstate New York girl myself—born and raised in the Finger Lakes—so I’m always anxious to introduce people to the less urban areas of the state, and one of my favorites is […]