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Why It Matters That Gus Kenworthy Came Out

Chris French | Posted 10.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris French

When you grow up gay in this part of America, where LGBT people are essentially invisible, just one hero can change your life.

Just A Guy Snowboarding The Sky Attached To A Helicopter

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weird News

Who needs a snowy slope to snowboard? If you've got the guts, an expanse of clouds and sky will do just fine. In a video posted Tuesday by Happy...

From Professional Snowboarder to 'Mompreneur' -- a Q & A With Deckopedia's Caroline Chabert Graeff

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Xaque Gruber

Shifting gears in life can be both a tricky and rewarding thing -- just ask Caroline Chabert Graeff, former pro athlete who reinvented herself as the creator of Deckopedia Publishing, a clever new concept (think Wikipedia as a deck of fun activity cards), specially designed for time-crunched people.

Avalanches in Paradise: An Alaska Heli-Skiing Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

The helicopter buries its skids into a knife ridge no wider than a snowboard is long. This first attempt marks the landing zone high up in Alaska's Chilkat Range, north of Haines, Alaska, and not far from the Canadian border.

5 More Common Myths About Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel

5. Doubling up on socks (especially cotton ones) is a classic gaper mistake. Sweat is a hidden culprit that leads to cold feet. Therefore, a fairly thin, breathable sock makes a better choice. When thick socks make ski boots too tight, reduced circulation also results in cold little piggies.

Spring Is King: 5 Ski Resorts to Keep Your Season Going

Liftopia | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel

The calendar has turned to April, but that doesn't mean it's time to hang up the board(s) quite yet. Here are a couple of ski resorts to keep your season going well into April and beyond

Powdering the Nose in Aspen

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

With loads of powder comes avalanche danger and it is a tad high so we stick to cruisier slopes and some steeper stuff amongst the trees. Either way the snow is pure magic, hero snow that makes powder skiers look good.

Snowboarding With A Lamborghini Looks As Bizarre As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.24.2015 | Weird News

A snowboarder being pulled by a Lamborghini Huracan in Derbyshire, U.K., gets style points for his ride, but not so much for his speed. "I think th...

8 Ways To Burn Big Calories This Winter That Don't Involve The Treadmill

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bourassa & Alena Hall | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Sub-zero temperatures and freezing winter winds are notorious for moving our workouts indoors. And while we try to cling to the silver lining of gym t...

'Ja-Pow' Means Powder Skiing in Japan

Liftopia | Posted 04.18.2015 | Travel

The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation's international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge leap in the past 10 years.

Ski Dads: 4 Tips for Skiing With Little Ones

Liftopia | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel

Bottom line: Good ski dads learn from other good ski dads.

A Brief History Of Snowboarding

Liftopia | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel

As more and more gifted athletes started riding, the boundaries and limits of what could be done on a snowboard kept being pushed and pushed.

Your Commute Could Be A Whole Lot Cooler

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

An avid snowboarder has reinvented the wheel -- all in the name of making his commute more fun. “I wanted to make a vehicle where I could experie...

Alaska Snowboarder Ryan Stassel Dazzles in Gold-Medal Slopestyle Run

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Anchorage snowboarder Ryan Stassel struggled for words Wednesday after becoming the first American to win a world championship in slopestyle.

The Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's finally 2015, and this year promises to be a spectacular one for New Yorkers and visitors who love to shop! Among top news, the first stores will open at Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center - and I'll have more on those in the future.

Snowboard Bungee Jumping Is Winter's Insane New Thrill

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.12.2015 | Sports

Thanks to the ingenuity of an adrenaline-seeking ski bum, now even the most novice snowboarders can experience Olympic speeds, drops and freefalls. ...

Yoga-tta Acclimate to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

YBeBendy tackles the question: Is it safe to practice yoga after exposure to extreme cold? When I began research on this topic, I was struck silent...

11 Ways Skiing Was Totally Different in the '80s

Thrillist | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday.

Blast From the Past: Ski Resorts, Then and Now

Liftopia | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel

So in order to properly appreciate how far we've come, let's take a little trip into the past. Back to the days when lift tickets were $5, there were no such things as iPods, and 20 minute chair ride just meant that you had more time to chat up the ski bunny perched beside you.

Winter Workout to Strengthen the Legs and Improve Performance

Nora Tobin | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Whether you are skiing, ice skating or simply taking a walk in the snow, this workout will get you ready to do all those winter sports and activities ...

Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

Liftopia | Posted 03.01.2015 | Sports

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back to the Future.

5 Tips to Stay Healthy Traveling in Japan This Winter

Amy Chavez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
Amy Chavez

Going to Japan this winter to experience their world-class skiing and snowboarding, or to see the Sapporo Snow Festival? Stay healthy while traveling in Japan with these 5 tips.

Snow Sledding Tips to Avoid Landing in the E.R.

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Sledding is a fun winter tradition, as long as you put your child's safety first. Follow these tips so you can worry less about injuries and have a good time over the holidays.

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America

Max Gladwell | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

I have some experience with steepness and deepness. This is what I live for. So when a helicopter is not an option, these are the ski resorts I frequent for powder days.

To Ski Or Not To Ski?

trivago | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel

For many folks, a winter holiday simply isn't complete without a trip to the slopes. But waking up at dawn to catch the first lift, frozen hands and numb toes aren't everyone's cup of tea.