Picturing yourself in Chamonix (above)? An Alps ski trip is easier - and even more rewarding - than you think.

How to Ski Europe

The Alps. They're on every skier's life list: majestic, glamorous, wild, refined. But planning a European ski trip can be daunting. Fear not. Here's our guide to the Alps' best.

The lower 48’s highest peak is often a training ground for mountaineers looking to conquer higher peaks, but that doesn’t mean that with some skills or a guide it can still be attainable for savvy backcountry skiers.

Where to Ski in August

August is when the itch gets the worst. Hot, lazy days lose their shine. The buzz of the air conditioner starts to burn your eardrums. And winter feels SO far away. And it is, but a plane ticket or a long hike could change that. Here’s where you can get your midsummer fix.