Photo: WF at Whistler, BC


If you can, pack your bags and head to the slopes this season because…….

WF agrees that a fabulous way to beat the winter blues is to spend a beautiful day on the majestic Alpine slopes.

From coast to coast, North America has some of the best skiing in the world!

Photo: WF at Christine’s Whistler, BC
Whether you are in a high altitude west coast destination or enjoying the challenging east coast slopes…these resorts offer unique terrain for all levels of skier…. From the adrenaline seeker who loves heli-skiing and triple black diamond bowls to the easy rider who opts for scenic blue runs- and gentle bunny hills there is something for everyone.
Photo: WF at Christine’s Whistler, BC
The rules are a little different this year – with a little time spent planning ahead – you can still have a wonderful vacation that will soothe your soul.

Where to Ski:

Photo: Joshua Sukoff/Unsplash

If you are on the West Coast; Some of WFs favorites include Aspen, CO, Park City, UT, Lake Tahoe, CA, Banff, AB or Whistler, BC.
All of these mountain resorts offer challenging, diverse terrain at a beautiful temperature.


While those in the North East should try the amazing runs at Stowe, VT, Sugarloaf, ME, and Tremblant, QC.

You may have to bundle up a little more for the east coast temperatures – it is definitely not for the faint of heart to ski in chilly temps and often icy conditions.


Many of the mountains offer snowshoe and cross country ski trails too!

In fact, cross country skis are selling out across the globe as outdoor enthusiasts embrace this low impact cardio activity.

Once you arrive at your destination, just strike up a conversation with one of the locals to find the best line on everything from hidden trails filled with champagne powder to the best bars for après ski.
Photo: Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
Where to Eat:

As any skier knows, your day doesn’t end with après ski. After you have exchanged fireside stories
sipping bubbles, it is time to slip off the clunky boots and head on in, to dress for a sumptuous dinner in
one of the many 5 star restaurants in the villages.

Photo: French Alpine Bistro
Some suggestions might include;



Rim Rock Café


French Alpine Bistro

Wild Fig


Il Pinnacola

La Ruse Renard


The Dining Room

Bistro at Ten Acres

Where to Stay:

All of these resort towns offer a range of accommodation for every budget!! From the Waldorf Astoria in Park City and the B & B’s in Vermont.

Photo: Waldorf Astoria, Park City

to the ski in /ski out condos out at Stowe Mountain.

Photo: Stowe,VT
Where to Shop:

If you need to rest your weary limbs after a day of crushing new fallen powder, there are a many gems to explore in the cobble stone streets of the villages dusted with snow. From vintage boutiques to the best
of European fashion.

Photo: Kith Boutique, Aspen, CO
Tips before you book in COVID times:
Photo: Tremblant Village
  1. Epic and Ikon passholders get priority access – if you plan to ski often check out availability of
    these passes by mountain
  2. If you are not a passholder, make sure you book your ski dates in advance of your
    accommodation – as all mountains must limit day-of ski lift purchases
  3. Most dining lodges are open on the mountain – but check about reserving times and also bring a
    ski pack so you can stay hydrated throughout the day
  4. Bring your patience to the hill – as the new rules impact who you can ride the gondola or
    chairlift with this season.