Superstar skier Stein Ericksen died Sunday at his home in Park City, Utah. He was 88. He won the gold medal for Giant Slalom in the 1952 Winter Olympics, held in his native, Norway. A few years later, in 1954, he took three golds in the World Championships in Sweden.
El Niño is coming, and California will see a lot of water this winter. If it's cold enough, we'll also have a lot of snow--that deep, wonderful powder that we're all jonesing for. To help keep you upright, here's a brief summary of some of the newer and more controversial points around preventing and treating ski injuries.
Photo: Ben Ashmole Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fa...
While your body may tell you otherwise, for skiers, getting older has its benefits. This ski season, depending on your age, 99 resorts will make their lifts available free. Many more have deep discounts for older skiers, so it's always worth asking when purchasing.
When you grow up gay in this part of America, where LGBT people are essentially invisible, just one hero can change your life.
He's the American skier who rescued a bunch of stray puppies from Sochi in Russia (where he also won an Olympic silver medal) and brought them to America for a better life, and now he's the out and proud "gay" skier.
Whether your ideal ski vacation includes zipping down the slopes or curling up with a mug of spiked cider (and a copy of Vogue Us Weekly), there's a r...
It struck me that we Americans have lost something. Ironically the market has limited some of our freedom. But it is more than being able to dive off a springboard. Over exposure to the message that things are dangerous and we need to be stopped from doing them because they are uninsurable has had a more pernicious effect
Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.
After becoming the first African-American to medal in ski racing, Bonnie St. John went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard, win the Rhodes Scholarship, earn a graduate degree from Oxford in economics, work in the White House, and become a best-selling author. In this interview she speaks about how to persevere and succeed while taking risks and building resilience.
Pendleton isn't just a choreographer. He's a photographer who's featured in galleries around the United States and Europe. He's a writer and reader who translates ideas into images on the stage. He's an adventurer who listens to birdcalls and imagines musical scores.
It was spring, and as I drove from O'Hare to Evanston I was struck by the beauty; of the blossoms, the psychic valence of the architecture, the light off the lake. What had I missed on my first tour through this middle earth?
When you hear of a country that is bound by multiple cultures, landscapes and seasonal activities, you know it's worth a visit. Nestled at the foot of the Dolomites, South Tyrol is a picture-perfect alpine dream.
A short glossary of the behind-the-scenes lingo used by bellhops, cleaning staff and concierge at your favorite hotels.
5. Doubling up on socks (especially cotton ones) is a classic gaper mistake. Sweat is a hidden culprit that leads to cold feet. Therefore, a fairly thin, breathable sock makes a better choice. When thick socks make ski boots too tight, reduced circulation also results in cold little piggies.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the way ski resorts are portrayed in the environment. Ski resorts are often used as scapegoats-said to be the epitome of mankind's excess, the straw that broke the environment-camel's back. But how true is that statement?