Most people think Aspen is another expensive ski town. I went two weeks ago with my son for his 13th birthday, and I was amazed of all the free/nearly free awesome things to do. Here are my top eight picks.
I chose Colorado because I wanted good snow in December, and there aren't that many places you can be sure to get it. In California, December snow is inconsistent: In 2012, the Sierra Nevadas had more snow than any other mountain range in the world. In 2013: nada. It was all man-made.
Skate skiers get to pass the slower, classic skiers, leaving them literally in their tracks, and well -- not that I'm competitive or anything -- but it's totally badass. And at fifty-something, even a little badass is a good thing.
We can, of course, debate whether any particular drought, blizzard, hurricane, wildfire, heat wave, or cold snap is the result of climate change. Yet these debates can also do little more than distract us from the essential problem before us.
Do you go for the one with the large... acreage... or do you opt for the one that everyone else has already dated? It's a difficult dance, one that takes years to master.
The best thing about skiing around Salt Lake City is there's no need to commit to one ski resort. You're in Utah. You can marry them all.
Both options feature convenient lift service, usually within the confines of a resort so no matter how you choose to experience the mountains, you'll be able to get to where you need to be quickly and easily.
It's that special time of the year when ski magazines fill mailboxes of those who have gone too long without snow. Hope returns to our hearts. These h...
It's taken me a long time to figure out that simple is the goal. Maybe now that I know it, I can win at the start by knowing where I want to go.
Many have wondered what a group of women skiers could accomplish in creating impact in a male-dominated media environment. Lynsey Dyer and her comrades are well on their way to kicking up some serious powder and showing the world that these extreme adventurers are more than pretty faces.
What do beginner skiers and snowboarders daydream about? Mostly not being cold, not getting hurt, and not being embarrassed. Not exactly inspirational, huh?
For almost a decade, a gathering of Miami families led by patriarch Ralph Penalver and his wife Ana, includes his three brothers and additional families and friends.
The 2013-14 season has brought another slate of terrain expansions and new ski lifts. In some cases, the trend of bringing "side-country" in-bounds offers the flavor of rugged backcountry skiing, minus any serious avalanche concerns.
"The weather can get a little rough at times," understates Craig Simson, Ski Patrol Director at Keystone Resort, Colorado, who begins each workday with a 7am briefing at the summit of Dercum Mountain.
New Mexico is an unlikely state for a ski trip. And Ruidoso isn't fancy. If Ruidoso were a shoe, it would be a Hush Puppy. No frills, but reliable and gets the job done.
Your family could be nice to you, but that didn't mean they were saved. I needed forgiveness for lying to Mom about eating a banana, when really, I'd thrown it away.