June 9, 2011
At Portillo, there’s a good chance you’ll share a Poma with Seth Morrison or Daron Rahlves. It’s the off-season training spot for the pros. It’s no wonder why. All above treeline, the terrain is point-and-go, from rock-lined chutes to wide-open bowls to impeccably groomed cruisers. Laps are punctuated by boots-off, white-tablecloth lunches, hot-tub soaks, Ping-Pong with the locals, and thumping disco. Stay at the all-inclusive, European-style Portillo Lodge, where ski history seeps from wooden walls decorated with trophies from the first World Cup races. Thanks to overnight flights from the U.S. and a two-hour drive from the Santiago airport, you can even ski the day you arrive.
March 28, 2011
Skiing in Italy has historically been all about racing. But now, thanks to a growing group of big mountain and telemark skiers, it’s starting to look a little different. We sent an editor to the Dolomites to see how a big mountain comp goes down, Italian style.
March 10, 2011
All skiers should have the chance to feel what it’s like to heli-ski. But if you don’t have the dough or can’t make the trip to a heli-pad this year show up to one of these resorts on a powder day, wait patiently in the dark with the locals, and seize your chance to be one of the first to slice through some of the most sought after lift-accessed terrain in the world.
February 24, 2011
Sweetgrass Productions isn't your average film company. Instead of shooting urban jibs and heli-fueled big mountain lines, they've made a name for themselves by filming in-depth portraits of human-powered ski culture, with a side of pow shots (see their last film "Signatures"). They've spent the past two seasons in South America shooting their 2011 production, "Solitare." Here's a behind the scenes look.
January 6, 2011
Instead of trying to lose weight, this year, or some other inane resolution, you and everyone else who skis should resolve to go someplace new. And not Idaho or Aspen. Somewhere really new. Plus, tips on how to ski Europe.
December 2, 2010
Skiing on the cheap this season? Or maybe every season? Hostels can offer quality experiences at a price significantly below the soaring rates of ski town lodging. Here are a few of our favorites.