Skiing in the West

Our favorite places to go skiing, from Tahoe to Telluride--plus some secret tips to take with you to the slopes

Whistler at any budget

How to live it up––or score some Olympic-size deals––at the West’s biggest ski resort

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Photo by Janis Nicolay; written by Jess Thomson

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Fresh Tracks (whistlerblackcomb.com), the get-on-the-mountain-first breakfast ticket program, is just $18 with a $95 lift ticket—a heckuva lot cheaper than a helicopter ride. For that, you get a hearty breakfast at the Roundhouse Lodge and first crack at the slopes. Not an alpine skier? Tour 34 miles of cross-country trails at Whistler Olympic Park in Callaghan Valley ($22; 5 Callaghan Valley Rd.; whistlerolympicpark.com), or sign up for a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Blackcomb Sleighrides ($54; blackcombsleighrides.com) is the only outfit that runs on Blackcomb.

 

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