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Riding a snowboard through fluffy pillows of powder is fun, the kind of pure fun that little kids seem to have more easily than we do. Remember when you simply wanted to go outside and play? You still can. Within LGBT culture, there's something about that sort of fun that feels extra-rare.
This winter has been among the driest in D.C. history -- just 1.5 inches of snow have fallen on the region. Luckily, there are a few places to see snow just a few hours' drive from D.C.
You've got 'em cornered and they can't even throw a drink in your face.
The trails were wide and white and glistened in the sun. The morning was cold at first, but it became quite warm in the afternoon.
You can shoot pool and toss darts in the back. This old saloon has a strong locals vibe, so be very respectful.
Thinking about a family ski vacation, but not sure where to go? Out of all the ski resorts I've visited, Winter Park Resort, about 70 miles from the Denver airport, is by far the best for families.
The best thing about staying in a self-catered condo or lodge on the slopes is that you can accommodate your own appetites and bio-rhythms.
I log onto Facebook, and they're doing it. All of them. With pictures to prove it. My friends, family members, casual acquaintances... seemingly everyone I know is doing it.
My goal for 2013 was to shake things up by making some changes. Oh, I know -- we change all the time... after all, change is about the only thing we can count on in life. But while that's true, I've also noticed that as creatures of habit, it's easy to get stuck in a routine.
One thing that really sets alpine ski racing apart from other sports is the conditions in which you have to train and race.
Before I met Arlene (ex-wife), I had lived 27 blissful years neither needing, nor wanting, to ski. Unfortunately for me, after meeting Arlene and her family, things quickly went downhill (that can be taken in so many ways).
Once more, the weather gods have driven Minnesota adventurer Lonnie Dupre back from the 20,320-foot summit of Mount McKinley.
Is Woods really back to form? Do improvements in one's personal life equate to good results on the golf course? It would seem to make perfect sense, especially in a game like golf where the mental is often more powerful than the physical.
The warriors are recuperating from their serious wounds, both physical and mental, and conquering their lives after their wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. They approach the mountain with the same gusto they show in life. Double diamond slopes are nothing to them!
If you love the mountains, Vail is worth visiting, especially if you have never been. This year would be an excellent choice to visit because it is celebrating its 50th anniversary.