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Ski & Snow

Inspiration and advice for your winter adventures.


The Best Ski Resorts in the US and Canada: 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

From Maine to British Columbia.
Train Journeys

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Is Launching New Journeys to Glamorous Ski Destinations

View snow-streaked mountains and glacial lakes from inside the storied train, before disembarking for the pistes of the French Alps.

The Best Ski Resorts in Europe: 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

The places inspiring your return to travel, from remote mountain towns to aprés hotspots.
Places To Stay

21 Best Airbnbs to Rent for a European Ski Trip

Hit the slopes from your own mountain hideout in the Dolomites, the Alps, and beyond.

The Latest Way to Ski in Powder? Snowcat Skiing

Heliskiing is not the only way to escape the crowds and access untouched steep, deep snow.

Skiing the ‘Snowiest Destination in the World,’ in a Remote Corner of Japan

An immersion in culture—and waist-deep powder—in the overlooked region of Tohoku. 

Where to Go Spring Skiing in North America

At these ski areas, the winter fun keeps going in March, April, May, and even June. 

To Become a Braver Skier, I Sing This Whitney Houston Song

Just a few riffs give me the confidence to tackle steep slopes.

Finding Joy Among Black Skiers at ‘50 Years of Soul on Snow’

The National Brotherhood of Skiers has brought together Black skiers for the last half century—this year over 2,000 attended the event.
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The Montana Ski Resorts to Plan Your Next Ski Trip Around

Opt for a Montana ski trip if you want fine powder, endless terrain, and crowd-free lifts to wide-open runs.

In Northern New Mexico, the Desert's Striking Beauty Is on Full Display in the Winter

The storied region, which has attracted generations of artists, is still a hotbed of creativity—as well as a great place to ski.
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The Ultimate Guide to Gay Ski Weeks Around the World

We’re here, we’re queer, we like to ski. Get used to it. 
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North Carolina Ski Resorts: The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect Weekend Ski Trip

Centered around the Boone and Blowing Rock area to the north, and Asheville a bit further south, these five ski areas in North Carolina’s mountains are well worth visiting. 

11 One-Piece Ski Suits You'll Want to Wear On and Off the Slopes 

Form meets function in these stylish snowsuits that can be worn on and off the ski slopes. 

The Best Family Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada

These resorts give kids plenty of elbow room on the slopes—and don’t skimp on après activities for parents.

Meet the Running Shoe That Holds Up to Maine Winters

I’ve worn these shoes in all the elements: heavy rainfall, single digit weather, and wet snow.

America's Ski Towns Are Poised to Survive Another Jam-Packed Season—Here's What to Expect

How ski towns across the Mountain West have adapted to visitor numbers never seen before, and what travelers should plan ahead for this season.

A Rugged Ski Touring Adventure through Western Norway's Sunnmøre Alps

One winter thrillseeker ditches the lifts and lines to explore the region's pristine mountain backcountry.

24 Best Vests to Pack This Winter

Shop lightweight, insulated, and waterproof options from Lululemon, The North Face, Vuori, and more.

The Best Winter Skincare Products to Travel With, According to Dermatologists

Gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and lip balms to keep skin hydrated this winter.

The Case for Visiting Alaska in Wintertime

After falling for Alaska in the summer, David Amsden returns to ski its soft-powder snow, explore melting ice shelves, and learn what the locals have always known—that the 49th state is truly amazing in winter.

The Best Fleece Layers for Winter: Essential Zip-Ups, Vests, & Pullovers for Travelers

Versatile fleece layers from Universal Works, Patagonia, Vince Camuto, and more.

13 Best Winter Gloves: Touchscreen, Waterproof, and Heated Options for Travelers

Whether you're heading out jogging or hitting the slopes.

21 Best Winter Coats for Women

Bundle up in style with these parkas, puffers, and wool coats.

21 European Cities That Are Even More Charming in Winter

Summer temps can’t compete with mulled wine and snow-dusted canal houses.

The Winter Running Gear Getting Us Out on the Coldest Days

From warm base layers to smart phone-friendly gloves.
Ski & Snow

How—and Why—to Get Into Winter Hiking

Plus, tips on hacking your base layers, preventing your water bottle from freezing shut, and more.

Winter Shopping Guide: The Best Cold-Weather Clothing, Accessories, and Gear in 2023

All the winter clothing and gear you need, whether you're hitting the slopes or trudging to the closest restaurant.

How to Pack Light When You’re Headed Somewhere Cold

We asked the experts for their best tips.
Train Journeys

7 Train Routes That Are Even Better in Winter, From the Swiss Alps to Alaska

Enjoy views of snow-dusted forests, ice-capped mountains, and dramatic fjords, all while staying cozy on board a train.

How to Dress for Cold Weather, According to Outdoor Adventurers

Professional ice carvers, polar expedition leaders, snowshoe guides, and more on the products that keep them warm all winter long.

The 14 Most Magical Places to Visit in Switzerland This Winter

Get ready for fairytale villages, luxurious hotels, and winter sports galore.

Tested and Reviewed: The 12 Best Winter Leggings

A packing list essential for any cold-weather trips.