I'm not sure whether I'm Ryan's doppelgänger, but I do know this traumatic adventure proves three things: 1) Laughter is the best medicine. 2) The "star treatment" is a very real thing.
"Don't feel bad," said the teacher. "Toddlers have a very low center of gravity. You are much more tippy, so it's harder for you."
Who says you have to head to the beach for spring break? From where we're sitting, this time of the year is prime for the best skiing of the season. Check out a few of our favorite ski destinations below.
It's his name that strikes you first: Tiger. They don't call it the "eye of the shark," or lion, or bear. It's "eye of the tiger," and it seems to strike the cord and essence of competitive sports in the fullest and purest way.
The key to making everyone happy is in finding a mountain that can cater to all.
If you are looking for something a little different on your next ski holiday, check out one of these out-of-the-ordinary ski areas that are out there waiting for you!
It was the phone call no mom wants to get -- the call that says your baby is hurting, your baby needs you, and you're 600 miles away.
Bottom line: Good ski dads learn from other good ski dads.
The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation's international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge leap in the past 10 years.
Worldwide, organizers estimate more than 750 million viewers will tune in to watch the action. You could do that, or you can come to Colorado and see the races live.
Frozen by fear. Hardly able to move. Disoriented on terrain I'd skied for years. Other skiers seemed to be managing fine. But the light was flat, and my eyes could no longer pick up the contours of white on white.
After a day on the snow, you need something tasty and situationally apropos. Sure, you could cuddle up with a hot toddy or Irish coffee, but what you really need is beer. More specifically, beer that reflects your love of snow. You need...snow beer.
It is impossible for me to ignore fresh snow. And so on a weekday I venture out, despite projects and pressing deadlines, clipping on my skis and heading to the Forest Preserve near my home.
Strapping yourself onto two tiny pieces of wood--or one thick one--isn't terrifying enough; that's why daredevils brave cliffs, chutes, and iced-over moguls. These near-vertical runs are within recognized ski areas, proving you can be on-piste yet still out of your mind.
Exuberance, joy, laughter and optimism come naturally when we are young. The experiences of those feelings are forever stored in the reservoirs of memory. Wisdom earned through the trials of time gives us all the more reason to hold in a tight embrace the uplifting and awesome moments as they occur.
I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his vegetables every day.