I first looked over the edge and chickened out at Corbet's in 1984. The next two years, I blamed chickening out on the poor conditions, which were also to blame when I chickened out in 1991, 1992, 2000 and 2005.
Driving through this Western-themed town, you wouldn't think you'd find one of the state's best restaurants, but nestled on a side street in an old house is Jen's Garden.
Here's a handful of additional schools ideal for skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers and winter outdoor enthusiasts attempting to spend a lot of time on the slopes.
March and early April often offer up some stellar late-season ski deals at popular resorts, especially in light of recent snows in northern Utah and across Colorado.
The trip was a bit of a last minute plan -- spring had arrived early in the Philadelphia area, and it felt like we all had a bit of spring fever. Our biggest fear? That it would get so warm that we'd never get a chance to hit the slopes
Just another afternoon on my solo four-day lodge-to-lodge cross country ski trek in Washington's Methow Valley, almost four hours from Seattle but a world's away.
I live in Truckee, CA, at about 6000 feet in the Sierras, a part of the country known for getting hit with a lot of snow. As I write, however, the snowpack depth in my backyard is precisely 0 feet 0 inches.
There's no real reason to fear the corporatization of the ski industry in general. Yes, much of the sport's old-time charm has vanished, but the experience of sliding on snow -- regardless of other resort trappings -- just keeps getting better.
I think that whenever an athlete enters the mindset of the athletes domain, they are more awake and alive than they have been before in their lives.
Growing up, we always thought sledding was meant for kids.
No matter if you're in weirdly-balmy NYC, on the slopes or off the slopes, you could all use some time indulging in all of the joys that skiing (or not skiing) has to offer. Who needs snow when you've got food this good?
A poll of the Liftopia crew's favorite runs resulted an amazing response and our list of the Top 5 Epic Ski Runs.
I've flown out to Utah because I've heard that the people, the snow and the hospitality can't be beat.
I'm awkwardly carving drunken S-shapes in the silken snow, tumbling into waist-deep, feather-light powder.
What goes best with skiing? Drinking, of course!
When your budget approaches the big "O" halfway across the world, everything becomes less peaches and sunshine and more hunger pangs and angry fits. Luckily, you don't need a trunk of Portuguese gold to turn the situation around.