While you've been mountain biking, enjoying the beach, or traveling this summer, your favorite ski area has been busy making improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
I've developed an additional criteria for a great ski trip. It's what I call the "surreal factor," something one ski area offers that no others do -- hopefully something weird, something wacky.
On one hand, the process of snowmaking is a simple combination of water and pressurized air, deployed at the correct temperature and humidity, to make machine-made snow. On the other hand, the process of making snow is complicated, expensive, and labor-intensive.
Ski resorts offer large open venues, great views, and a population of eager enthusiasts (AKA skiers) ready to knock back a few pints.
Upon my privileged third visit this past year, I realized that if you spend some time in this town, there are a lot of people that you can become fond of.
This particular instrument of revelry (or torture, depending on your height) is possibly the second best use for a ski and an excellent way to immortalize those classic boards that you just can't seem to part with.
In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner.
But none of these things are what make the Game Creek Chalet one of Colorado -- if not the world's -- most exclusive hotel rooms. It's that Game Creek Chalet is located almost eight miles from the nearest town. Eight miles and, oh, 2,000 vertical feet.
It all comes down to what will give you the most peace of mind. How bad are the consequences if something does happen and you don't have insurance?
Heat waves heralding the start of summer melt the ski bums off the hill, giving a ghost town feel to the mountain towns they once overran.
The snow has melted and ski season has long been over, but that doesn't mean resorts close their doors until the next frost settles. On the contrary, ...
Understanding sidecut, turn radius, and other measurements found on ski specs will help you choose the right pair for your style of skiing.
If you're planning a trip South of the Equator to the steep slopes of the Andes Mountains, here are a few tips to help you decide where to go.
After traveling to metropolises and micropolises (populations between 10,000 and 50,000) around the world, this place seems different, something evolved to a higher plane, but what?
The ever-present danger is what makes BASE jumpers the most extreme athletes in the world. Many people call them daredevils; most people call them crazy. They know there's a good chance they'll die, but that's what makes them feel alive.
There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder's life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it's the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season rock runs.