We whipped and danced down wonderful, smooth, impeccable trails at the top of Beaver Creek. The mountain has a broad peak and there are some delightfully easy runs on the top.
Wednesday was our best day yet. The sky was a perfect shade of blue, the sun was bright, the weather fine (in the forties), and the groomed snow was fast and smooth.
Some of the best easy cruising trails, including Simba and Born Free, are in the Cascades section of Vail, and the village is a bucolic contrast to the bustle of Lionshead.
Norway in winter may sound cold and bland to many people but as I have found this February it is very far removed from that with a whole wealth of act...
After a great day last winter at Powderhorn in Grand Mesa, Colorado, my wife and I vowed to get our ticket punched in 2011 and to stay overnight for two days of weekend skiing.
Just a few miles northwest of Crested Butte, along the road to Kebler Pass, the tiny hamlet of Irwin consists of an eponymous lake and absolutely perfect slopes for back-country skiing.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."
There are 5 million orphans in Ethiopia, according to the official UNICEF estimate. Frehiwot Abera is one of them. Photographer Tyler Stableford me...
Telluride is nestled in the southwest corner of Colorado, where geology did some of its best work. Peaks of 14,000 feet melt into red-rock mesas and lush stands of aspen silently forest the hills.
Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in Thompsonville, Michigan is a not-20something's ski dream come true. But it offers just enough moguls and just enough runs to get in a good heart-pounding.
This past weekend, I went skiing for the first time, and I'm delighted to say I didn't embarrass myself that much. The reason is quite simple: it's where I skied.
There is a saying by John Burroughs, "leap and the net will appear." I put that concept to the test during my second World Cup competition overseas.
I didn't really expect to like Breckenridge much at all, and the chill winds of winter were more than enough to remind me of bone-cold days thousands of miles away in Vermont.
On the heels of Sundance's glittery 2011 Film Festival, an orgy of celebrity, celluloid, chalet styling, and (some) sport, I offer a first-timer's assessment of the scene.
I'd like to make a call to modern young women, myself included. Let's live more like the X Games athletes! Let's inspire others with our fearlessness.
Travel can be a great opportunity to introduce our kids to worlds different from what they know. Strangers just a few days ago, these young competitors from around the country have become fast friends.