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Best Events of the 2016-2017 Ski Season

Skiing and snowboarding are right up a man’s alley—athleticism, adrenaline and competitive fun all rolled into one exhilarating activity. The 2016-2017 ski season proves to be one of the best yet. Here are our top picks for the best of the season.

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek comes alive during the holidays. 

Jan. 14 & 21
No event can quite rival Big Sky Resort’s (bigskyresort.com) SnoBar—a massive winter dance party that includes an outdoor ice bar carved by Big Sky Terrain Park crew, music, snow, ice sculptures, glow sticks and flashing lights. So don your puffy coats and snow pants, and join hundreds of other partygoers over the two-night event.

Feb. 2-5
Mammoth Mountain is hosting the halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for snowboarding and freeskiing during the U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Grand Prix (usfreeskiing.com). The halfpipe skiing, slopestyle skiing and snowboarding events will serve as the first-selection events for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

March 15-19
Aspen is hosting the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals (aspensnowmass.com), marking the return of the event to the United States for the first time in 20 years. Watch as the world’s best men’s and women’s alpine skiing athletes take on the challenging faces of Aspen Mountain, competing in downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom and national team events.

April 7-16
The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (wssf.com) returns to Whistler, British Columbia, for a cranking end-of-season party. The festival features 10 action-packed days of sports competitions, outdoor daily concerts, endless all-night parties, fashion shows, photography exhibitions, film screenings, theater, and some of the best skiing and riding in the world at Whistler Blackcomb (whistlerblackcomb.com).  

See more of our coverage of the 2016-2017 Ski Season here: 

Best Accomodations

Best On-Mountain Improvements

Best Après

Best Experiential Packages 

Best Bespoke