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?
The Lake Tahoe area ranks among highest concentrations of major ski areas in the country. Here are ten points to know about skiing and snowboarding around Big Blue.
Remember the first time you did something with your parents? If we're in Breckenridge in the winter, the boys take the lifts straight to Little Johnny's run. It holds special significance because it's the first black diamond run -- the most difficult kind -- the boys carved out with dad.
The calendar has turned to April, but that doesn't mean it's time to hang up the board(s) quite yet. Here are a couple of ski resorts to keep your season going well into April and beyond
Rites-of-spring events at ski resorts are around the corner. This is the time when we get to see totally rational people (or not) pop on a costume and try to ski, board, or slide on some other device across a stretch of icy water. You know it makes sense!
Despite all of this preparation, actually skiing at Portillo was like nothing we'd ever imagined or anticipated. It was wholly new and unexpected -- a surprising experience we can't wait to repeat.
I spent the better part of Saturday trying to catch up with Alan Delamere. The 79-year-old skier and engineer completed the 50-kilometer Sonot Kkaazoot ski race in less than five hours.
With loads of powder comes avalanche danger and it is a tad high so we stick to cruisier slopes and some steeper stuff amongst the trees. Either way the snow is pure magic, hero snow that makes powder skiers look good.
It's 4.00am and I'm battling the desire to fully awaken. My body is in Sydney but on USA time after three weeks in Colorado on the ski trip of a lifetime.
The blizzard that began late Tuesday night, on March 23rd, was sheer bliss for skiers at Snowmass and Aspen ski resorts who awoke to the best of all possible worlds: feathery-soft powder snow blanketing mountain peaks, valley trails, forest glades and ski lifts.
A ski trip had never given me the come hither. Aside from being remarkably uncoordinated and plagued by back problems and, I reside in the bone chilling tundra of Chicago, trekking to snow felt idiotic when I could revel in sub-zero temps at home.
Every day is different if you are an adaptive ski instructor. Names, faces, equipment and disabilities constantly vary and instructors need to be on their toes in order to keep up. But there's one thing that always remains the same: the learning curve.
These parks offer a relatively safe and controlled environment for jumping and doing tricks, and ski areas also offer some small, easy features in progression parks to get aspiring freeriders into the air for the first time.
I recently discovered that west isn't necessarily best when it comes to skiing. New Hampshire receives an annual average of 80 inches of fresh snow every year and offers a number of off-the-slopes activities that include snow shoeing, dog sledding, snow tubing, zip-lining and much more.
Across California, the snowpack has been 25 percent of the historical average. The state's $1.3 billion ski industry has been feeling it, with some resorts remaining closed and others closing for weeks at a time.
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