Oh nothing, the little divots are just killing people as usual. In five years at British Columbian resorts, tree wells accounted for 75 percent of the "non-avalanche-related snow-immersion deaths, or NARSIDs as they are known in tragic circles, and six of the total 32 inbounds terminations. Trying to understand the M.O. of these homicidal snow ditches, B.C. experimenters recently tossed six skiers and four snowboarders headfirst into their clutches. Those who managed to click out of their bindings only fell deeper into the sugary abyss. None—zip, zero, nada—rescued themselves. But then, none were wearing vintage Luke Skywalker Utility Belts, complete with timber-destroying lightsaber and life-saving grappling hook. Foolish Canadians.
At this enormous mountain, huge investments in snowmaking (including more than $1 million just this season) and impeccable grooming pay off.
Louise is like a Hollywood starlet. It’s hard to stop staring at the scenery.
Hit the Apex and Horseshoe Chutes (chutes in the Midwest? Ya! You betcha!).
Part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, Mt. Brighton is the ideal place to ease off Motor City’s throttle.
You want snow, lots of freaking snow, and that’s what you get here.
Scrappy East Coast ski areas breed scrappy skiers, and Waterville Valley churns out some of the best.
How an iconic ski town’s steeps and chimichangas entice skiers.
The web series kicked off in memory of Andreas Fransson, with an Icelandic adventure, and now takes you from deep B.C. pow, to Japan, and beyond.
Because you can ski Vail for a week and never repeat a line.
After one ass-freezing ride up the awesome, fixed-grip Madonna I chair, you’ll know that for all the Storyland BS, this place has serious steeps.