“Going to a new ski resort for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so my #1 advice is to use your first day (which is usually a travel day anyway) to really get a lay of the land. First I check out the shuttle/transportation system (where does it stop, where does it go and when). Next I hit the base village to scope out the food and watering holes. If you see restaurants you like, make a reservation right then and there for later in the week – on busy weeks they will fill up fast, leaving you with long waits and late dining. Finding the right apres ski bar is also critical – scope out the possible candidates and then let everyone in your party know where to meet at the end of the ski day. I also recommend checking out the base of the mountain. You will want to see where to get lift tickets and where the lockers are so you can put your boots on at the hill and store your skis at the end of the day. Last but not least, I check out the hotel. Are there ski lockers, where is the best exit to the mountain and most importantly…where is the hot tub?”
—Steve Kopitz is the Founder and Ski-E-O of Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop. With 49 years of skiing and adventure under his belt, he has traveled to over 40 ski resorts in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Chile. Once upon a time, Steve told his wife he wouldn’t marry her unless she learned to ski (she's great now). His son was officially on skis at 22 months and his daughter at 3 years old (a late bloomer). Skiing is Steve’s profession and passion.
A recently developed tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal will strengthen as it tracks westward toward India this week.
The first substantial snow and ice storm of the season will hit travel hard along the Interstate 5 corridor, as well as the interior northwestern U.S. by Thursday.
A surge of milder air will bring the warmest air since mid-November to the United Kingdom this week.
Dry weather will prevail much of the week across Germany as the recent chill eases.
The storm system that drenched the south-central U.S. since this past weekend will soak the mid-Atlantic states into Tuesday night.
A blast of arctic air will create wintry travel in the Upper Midwest and part of the Northeast later this week.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
The storm that recently brought the first snow of the season to coastal areas of the northwestern U.S. will target the interior West into midweek.