Although skiing wasn't invented in the Alps -- the Norwegians are credited with that distinction -- the Alps are home to some of the most historic ski areas in the world.
Contemplating a Swiss ski vacation? Before you start packing, please be advised: Skiing and snowboarding aren't the only ways to embrace the many pleasures of winter in the Bernese Alps.
Despite rumors to the contrary, there is some fabulous skiing to be found east of the Mississippi River.
The essence of skiing is found not only on the slopes, but within the entire ski experience itself. After all, skiers don't travel hundreds or thousands of miles to luxurious ski destinations just for the terrain.
Montage Deer Valley is offering a new 'Ski with a Pro' program. The resort has teamed up with Park City-based Olympic professionals to offer full-day “fantasy camp” style retreats.
In addition to top-ranked skiing and riding, Park City has no shortage of luxury offerings – even at peak season – making it America's most luxurious ski destination.
Snow has already fallen in the Swiss Alps, and this combined with careful snow farming throughout the summer means that resorts will be offering some early season serious skiing.
Another year, another fantastic ski season ahead, another opportunity to tick off a bucket list item by visiting North America's #1 ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb.