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The Snow Report with Halley O'Brien

The winter show that blends sarcasm and stoke every other week, all season long.
The Snow Report With Halley O'Brien



Sponsor Content: 7 Winter Vacations to Take in Park City, Utah

Choose your own way to enjoy Park City, Utah.

Powder Hunt

When you see the snow report and powder fever sets in, don’t wait! We’re just 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, so you can ski in Park City the same day you arrive. With two world-class resorts just 10 minutes from each other, you can indulge in near-endless fresh turns.

Travel | Purgatory Mountain, Colorado

Travel | Purgatory Mountain, Colorado
Travel Go Purgatory Winter 2016 Main Photo 1
A new owner’s passion for the sport marks an exciting change for a beautiful San Juan ski resort.

The Rolling stones echo off the lift towers and snow guns, bouncing off the mountain in front of me, making the bass even more powerful. While Jagger isn’t on stage, the cover band playing outside at the base of Purgatory’s main lift is impressive, and it shows no signs of stopping in the below-freezing temps. While I can barely account for the contents of my own gloves, their bare fingers fly across fret boards and nimbly pick out rockin’ solos, guitar amps screaming through the cold winter air. Is this good for my ears? Absolutely not.

Sponsor Content: The Perspective Within

It's official. SKI Magazine's resort rankings are in, and Whistler Blackcomb has been named North America's #1 Resort for the 2016-17 winter season.

It's official. SKI Magazine's resort rankings are in, and Whistler Blackcomb has been named North America's #1 Resort for the 2016.17 winter season. This marks the third year in a row, and fourth time in five years as part of Ski Magazine's 29th annual SKI Magazine Reader's Poll. While we're proud of the accolades, we'd like to take a moment to focus on the immeasurable. That bigger picture. That feeling you have when you're here, and when you leave.

 

Snöbahn introduces year-round skiing in Colorado

Erik Schlopy at SNOBAHN
Erik Schlopy (2014 Ski Hall of Fame Inductee) at SNOBAHN.
No snow? No worries. Head indoors for your turns.

Not big on cold temperatures or fighting traffic driving to the mountains, but still want to ski? Colorado entrepreneur Sadler Merrill has an answer for Denver-area skiers and riders. Earlier this summer, he opened the indoor ski facility SNÖBAHN, which houses three ski slopes and a tubing hill, along with, of course, an European ski-lodge-themed restaurant and après bar.

How to Ski Whistler Blackcomb's Spanky's Ladder

There’s a line for all comers, advanced to expert, in Whistler's iconic Spanky's Ladder.

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Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

>> Getting There: From the top of the Glacier Express quad, head skier’s left, then veer right for the short hike up to the entrance to Spanky’s Ladder. On a powder day, just look for the line of bootpackers.

A SoCal Culture Club

Part Vegas, part skatepark, the most diverse ski destination in North America just might hold the secret to skiing’s future. Welcome to California’s Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

A tall transgender woman wearing hot-pink ski togs perches on a bench at the foot of a snowy Southern California ski slope, adjusting her boot buckles and striking a pose.

Local's Guide to Aspen, Colorado

It sure seems like it’s all glam and glitz, but don’t let this iconic ski town fool you.

At first glance, Aspen doesn’t seem like it would pack that mean of a punch. Young moms in yoga pants chauffeur toddlers in expensive-looking strollers, men in fur coats sip coffee, and the Prada store radiates in the morning light. Sounds fairly innocent, right? As far as I can tell, it’s all a ploy because leaving Aspen almost always necessitates a vacation to recover from my vacation.

Guide to Park City’s Best Shopping

Guide to Park City’s Best Shopping
DV Content Hub Park City Shopping
Main Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, galleries, and local shops around. You can easily spend several days exploring the options. Here’s where to start.

Dolly’s Bookstore: This charming, cozy book nook is a fine spot to hunker down with a tome and while away a couple of hours in peace. Pick up a surprise for the little ones in your life in Dolly’s excellent children’s section. 

Burns Cowboy Shop: Don’t pass buy this authentic Western store with a full selection of genuine cowboy boots, hats, belts, buckles, and more. Owned and operated by the Burns family since 1876, the shop is a true local gem.

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