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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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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 01.09.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

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 01.02.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

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 12.30.2014 | 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 12.30.2014 | Sports
Liftopia

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 12.23.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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
trivago

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.

North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Liftopia | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

While racking up days at some of the continent's best ski hills, you won't have to give up family life, financial security or the other non-ski activities you love (yes, we're actually recognizing that there are three other seasons to be enjoyed).

Learn to Ski or Ride at Age 30 and Beyond

Liftopia | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

You know the saying, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Yup, that's a real thing.

Newest Ski Movies of 2014

Liftopia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

My favorite time to watch ski movies is in the late summer and fall. Why? Because it's been more than three months since my last ski turn, and it's going to be a few more months before my next ski turn.

The 10 Best Snowboarding Instagrams

Max Gladwell | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Max Gladwell

In the old days, we'd transition to winter sports with print magazines and the annual release of new snowboarding films. Today, we have smartphones and Instagram to keep us stoked on a daily basis.

Resorts Encourage Kids to Get to the Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

Liftopia | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

With an ageing population, ski areas know that it's vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term.

What's New at Ski Resorts for 2014-15?

Liftopia | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

While you've been mountain biking, enjoying the beach, or traveling this summer, your favorite ski area has been busy making improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

I've developed an additional criteria for a great ski trip. It's what I call the "surreal factor," something one ski area offers that no others do -- hopefully something weird, something wacky.

How It Works: Snowmaking 101

Liftopia | Posted 10.19.2014 | Technology
Liftopia

On one hand, the process of snowmaking is a simple combination of water and pressurized air, deployed at the correct temperature and humidity, to make machine-made snow. On the other hand, the process of making snow is complicated, expensive, and labor-intensive.

Ski Gear and Apparel Preview for 2014-15

Liftopia | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner.

Where Did All the Ski Bums Go? 4 Ways Ski Bums Spend Summer

Liftopia | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Heat waves heralding the start of summer melt the ski bums off the hill, giving a ghost town feel to the mountain towns they once overran.

Ski South America During the Northern Summer

Liftopia | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

If you're planning a trip South of the Equator to the steep slopes of the Andes Mountains, here are a few tips to help you decide where to go.

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

Liftopia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder's life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it's the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season rock runs.