Owl's Head Resort: Eastern Canada's Lake Tahoe

Serving skiers since 1965, Owl's Head Resort is one of the great family-run ski and golf destinations in Quebec's Eastern Townships. Cold and snow have been blanketing the resort since December and it is open with powder and packed- powder conditions.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Hotels with their own gondola are cool. Especially when that gondola accesses one of the best ski resorts in North America, catering to both high-end guests and locals with incredible terrain, perfect grooming, convenience, variety and dependable powder and packed powder conditions from late Nov. to April.

For the third year in the row, Condé Nast Traveler has named The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain number one on their list of the "Top 50 Ski Hotels" in North America. The magazine touts The Westin Riverfront's "excellent location by the lifts" and extensive amenities, including the "amazing hot tubs and pool" and Spa Anjali.

How to Prepare for Skiing

If you want to start skiing, you need to prepare. Skiing is loads of fun, but it can also be physically demanding. You can save yourself a lot of grief and maybe some pain if you get yourself prepared in advance — and that means you'll have more fun on the slopes.

Like most things in life, sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. Don’t let all of the gear and potential skill sets of skiing keep you from getting out on the slopes. Below are six basic tips that will help you prepare yourself for jump starting your skiing career!

Snacks for Skiers - Top Nutritional Snacks for Skiing

Do you bring snacks with you while skiing? Do you know which snacks are best for skiers? Depending on how many moguls you decide to tackle, downhill skiing can burn upwards of 500 calories per hour — and if you aren’t eating the proper foods to fuel your day, expect to bonk out hours before your buddies do.

But eating well on the slopes is easier said than done.

Sweetgrass Production's Little Known Short Film Last Light

Last Light is a unique and breathtaking short film from Colorado-based winter filmmakers Sweetgrass Productions. While many skiers and riders are familiar with the group's longer backcountry adventure epics Signatures and this season's heralded release Solitaire, Last Light is a lesser-known short film shot and edited by Sweetgrass Producer Ben Sturgulewski.

The film Last Light, sponsored in part by Patagonia, long famous for their support of environmental based adventure projects, was shot in Spring 2011 in Haines, Alaska as well as in Glacier Bay National Park.

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