New On-Piste Women’s Gear

Resort-ready accessories for having fun while staying warm and safe

The term “piste” comes from Europe and refers to the groomed and/or packed snow trails that resorts offer riders and sliders. With avalanche concerns handled by the ski patrol and lifts/gondolas efficiently taking you to the top of the mountain, resort skiing should be a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Yet having savvy resort gear can enhance a trip and make the difference between just a …

Skiing from The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido

A facility celebrating its 25th anniversary in the midst of some of the world's best snow

Following an extensive six-month-long top-to-bottom renovation, The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido turns 25 this year. The 282-room facility, with a laundry list of amenities, rests on a sprawling compound along with the Kiroro Snow World ski center and a Sheraton (with which it shares a GM). And while The Kiroro might not be the first place that comes to mind when considering a …

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

Upstate New York's cozy mountain escape reopens after extensive upgrades

Forever on a quest to discover escapes within arm’s reach of New York City, we found ourselves at the recently reopened Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York. The hotel itself isn’t new (its bones were constructed back in 1966) and during its decades of operation, the facility accrued a storied history all while falling into disrepair. That is, until it was purchased by first-time …