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PHOTOS: The 8 Best Ski Airports

Liftopia | Posted 04.08.2012 | Travel

At Liftopia, we travel quite a bit for work -- and for play! -- and spend a fair amount of time in airports across the country. Below are our favorites based on easy access to resorts, speed of baggage delivery and how quickly we can get in and out of the terminal and out on the slopes.

Learning to Skate Ski

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

Two hours of skate skiing provides the kind of muscular workout and cardio exercise that I'd find on a summer trail run, and it doesn't carry the same impact as running to muscles and joints. It seems the perfect cross training tool for any cyclist, runner, rower or other distance athlete.

PHOTOS: You Can Ski Off This Lodge's Roof

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

For years, the world has missed out on countless opportunities for skiing enjoyment because, let's be honest, ski-lifts are really scary! Thank goodne...

Recycled Junk Gives A New Look To Snowboard Trails

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

-- Some ski resorts are turning into junkyards – and snowboarders couldn't be happier. Satellite dishes, propane tanks, empty oil drums and ev...

W.Va. Ski Resort Reports 20 Inches Of Snow In October

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | DC

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. -- Snowshoe Mountain Resort has seen more than 20 inches of natural snow fall in October. Officials at the Pocahontas County resort s...

Aspen's $25,000 Charity Ski Pass

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | Travel

ASPEN, Colo. — Want first crack at the runs in Aspen? The Aspen Skiing Co. is offering an "Ultimate Ski Pass" that will let you have unlimited f...

Hedonism, Sustainability, & Comic Books: 'Yes Is More'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"This idea of evolution rather than revolution, inclusivism rather than exclusivism." Bjarke Ingels beams p...

Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."

PHOTOS: A Star-Studded Weekend In Denver/Boulder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's a star-studded weekend on the Front Range. Actor James Franco will be in Boulder at the Boulder International Film Festival on Saturday night and...

Feels Like the First Time (Because It Is): Skiing in Hunter, NY

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

This past weekend, I went skiing for the first time, and I'm delighted to say I didn't embarrass myself that much. The reason is quite simple: it's where I skied.

Life's a Liability Release -- (Soft) Adventuring Around the Globe

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

The last conversation a 60-hours-a-week Microsoft developer wants to endure is one wrought with tales of single track mountain biking, heliskiing, and snorkeling.

WATCH: Skiing The Waves Of Maui

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Chuck Patterson, former professional mountain free-skier, took extreme to new level while spending time in Hawaii. Instead of going surfing the waves ...

Watching a Daughter Grow Up on the Slopes

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eileen Ogintz

Travel can be a great opportunity to introduce our kids to worlds different from what they know. Strangers just a few days ago, these young competitors from around the country have become fast friends.

Finding the Creative Cool in Surf and Street

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gordy Grundy

These days, there is little to distinguish between labels. Everyone is hawking the same wares and dry goods need an infusion of creative capital.

PHOTOS: The Best Weeks To Ski Out West

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Our friends at know a good deal when they see one. They put together a slideshow of the best weeks to ski out west based on off-peak pric...

What's More Fun Than Powder Skiing? Seriously, Tell Me

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

I'm soliciting responses only from actual snowboarders and skiers, people who know the sensation of dipping into piles of unadulterated fluff.

Skiing With a Silly Grin

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

I'm skiing one of Colorado's best kept secrets. In fact, at 2 p.m. today, I stopped midway down a long slope, then looked up and down for traffic. There was none. I was the only one.

Bloomberg: Outlook Positive For Colorado Ski Industry In 2009-10

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bloomberg reported Monday that ski resorts across the country are confident that business will improve this season over last year, as skiers see the e...

Embracing a Telluride Blizzard

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

It's dumping Telluride. In other words, we're getting pounded. It's nuking, hammering and puking. (Ski town locals have almost as many terms for snow as the legendary Inuit.)

Captain Jack Carey: Losing a Legend

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

Small town living makes me a part of a diverse community where everyone from real estate broker to rasta is united in the same sentiment, which Jack always embraced, warmth for humanity.

Talk and Die: Six Questions (and Answers) About Natasha Richardson's Ski Accident

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

How can someone seem fine one moment and then quickly deteriorate? In the field of trauma medicine, it's called "talk and die syndrome."