Looking back on it now, Hopper said Monday with a sigh, the two men -- who had both taken avalanche training courses -- missed a key warning sign about the avalanche danger.
Utah has 11 ski resorts within 60 minutes of the Salt Lake City International Airport. For those flying into Denver and making the trek to Vail, the math says it's a lot shorter to the slopes here. And I'd argue we've got better snow.
Sure, skiing is a fun winter pasttime, especially in Colorado, but there's something so simple and easy about ice skating. Especially at the magical Beaver Creek Ice Rink (also known as the Leon Black Family Ice Rink), right in the center of town.
Last year when announcing the top 50 resorts we began by stating the obvious: there are a lot of great ski resorts out there. While that hasn't changed, our list of the top 50 certainly has--thanks to our readers.
I have some experience with steepness and deepness. This is what I live for. So when a helicopter is not an option, these are the ski resorts I frequent for powder days.
"Free." It's everyone's favorite four-letter word, and one especially dear to travelers the world over. Want to get something for nothing? Check out these 10 no-strings-attached travel offers.
Helmets. Goggles. Face Masks. How do you eyeball the age of the person next to you on the chair? Check out the skis. They speak volumes.
For many folks, a winter holiday simply isn't complete without a trip to the slopes. But waking up at dawn to catch the first lift, frozen hands and numb toes aren't everyone's cup of tea.
One of the coolest things about travel is wandering into a place that time seems to have truly forgotten. These days, locations like that are few and far between -- but they still exist. One of the most special to me is Bamiyan, Afghanistan. I went there earlier this year for the Afghan Ski Challenge.
While racking up days at some of the continent's best ski hills, you won't have to give up family life, financial security or the other non-ski activities you love (yes, we're actually recognizing that there are three other seasons to be enjoyed).
I don't know if you call it a "ski-brary" or a "librare-ski," but here are three books that we'd recommend adding to that dusty old stack of tattered ski literature sitting on your corner shelf.
Don't just settle on being good at some huge grandiose goal -- be good at everything that goes into that goal. Instead of saying you just want to be good, say you want to be good at something.
In life, as in waterskiing, I can best handle one thing (as opposed to two, or worse yet, many things) at a time. To say I get overwhelmed easily would be a gross understatement.
Fear doesn't just come up for new skiers; if you only ski once a year, or are pushing yourself to learn something new like moguls, you could find yourself getting unnerved. While there is no "cure-all" for facing skiing anxiety, there are some techniques you can use.
Force Majeure, which stirred up the troops in Cannes, is a must-see dark comedy from Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund about how a cowardly decision in a moment of crisis can be hell on a marriage.
These places cater to "graduated" ski bums who want to keep playing hard but might be realizing it's time to earn their turns -- by working, too.