Slowing down and making lots of turns will keep your speed in check and let you feel more of the mountain. You’ll get a better feel for what the snow is doing under your feet before an obstacle out of nowhere slams you.

Ten Tips For Skiing In Flat Light

Your favorite place to be on the mountain is out in the open bowls arcing huge high-speed turns. But when the clouds move in and the wind is screaming, you can’t see a thing in front of you. You can’t tell which way is up or down, your stomach is turning, and you’re starting to feel dizzy. This can be an intimidating situation and stops even the most seasoned experts dead in their tracks. But you’ve got to keep on moving. Don’t let whiteout situations ruin your day. Here’s how to get down the hill safely and have a little fun in the soup while you’re at it.

The underrated snow sponge of Southern Colorado, Wolf Creek notoriously gets more snow than anywhere else in the area, plus lift tickets are dirt cheep. For turkey, and hot springs soaking  stay in nearby Pagosa Springs. Forecast

Where to Ski This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a crapshoot when it comes to skiing, the snow can be variable, but there are early season deals to be had. Luckily, this year we’re getting the best of both worlds, November has already been a big month for snow in the West and you can still find screaming deals on lodging, tickets and food. Looking for a place to give thanks? Here’s where you should head, plus forecasts, so you can decide for yourself.