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.
If you're looking for the answer for where to go this spring for ski, sports, winter fun, history, and beauty, head to the Canadian Rockies to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of strapping on some skis, jumping on the lift, and taking a deep breath before you barrel down a mountain just a little faster than you're comfortable with.
NBC's "revival" of The Sound of Music might not have been a great idea, and casting Carrie Underwood might have been a misstep, but the widely pan...
So I made a pact with myself: to live in this winter, not just through it. To play more and complain less. And to appreciate each white winter day for how peacefully alive it can make you feel if you get outside long enough to really feel it.
With every new ski season comes new technologies that promise to let you skip the bunny hill and fly down the slopes in bigger and cooler ways.
This kind of alpine atmospheric pea soup can disorient even the most confident of skiers. But this time I know I'll make it down in one piece because I'm skiing with an Olympian.
Protecting the environment is important to a lot of ski areas (as well as to most of their customers), and many have taken steps to reduce their energy consumption, increase recycling, and improve their overall environmental sustainability.
For the first time in 13 years, those of us who love snow sports could ski or ride in November in the areas closest to Washington, D.C.