When organized skiing began on Colorado's Snowmass Mountain in 1963, it's unlikely those early skiers, dreamers and developers could imagine how large and comprehensive the resort would become.
Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pa. has gone to the dogs! It has also gone to the possums and other pets which could enjoy trying their paws on snowboarding, or just playing on the slopes with their people.
Our children are experiencing a spiraling downhill decline to winter. But there's hope!
The thing saw on Wide World of Sports became an absolute obsession: Evel Knievel. He made such a strong impact on me, that it would be an injustice to give him such brief attention. He will be the focus of an upcoming post. I can sum it up this way: some called him courageous, some called him an idiot; all questioned his sanity. I called him hero.
Visiting a new mountain range and venturing outside of the ski area boundary can be a daunting, and potentially dangerous undertaking. The key to making it safe and fun is doing your homework.
Travelers don't need to forswear alcohol to have a more grown-up spring break. With tasting rooms at wineries restricted to ages 21 and over, Wine Country is, by definition, a more adult pursuit.
Our modern warriors and family members were paired with instructors, received any needed special equipment and lift tickets, and were off to the heights.
And it's not just snow ghosts -- the towering pine trees draped in snow and encrusted by a layer of ice -- which sparkle against an unforgivingly cold blue sky.
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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.