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The East Coast's Best Ski Town: The Case for Lake Placid

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

2011-01-27-lakeplacid.jpgTwo-time Olympic host town Lake Placid has a storied winter sports pedigree.

PHOTOS: 5 Alternative Ski Destinations

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

The ski season is finally upon us. For anyone with an addiction to glistening powder, this means the race to attach yourself to skis or board has begu...

WATCH: Coolest Snowboarding Trick Ever?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: One of our readers just sent us this video, which may well prove this fantastic trick is actually fake. ___ Original story: The folks at ...

January Is the Month for You to Finally Learn a Snow Sport

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Not only has there been so much snow, but resorts across ski country are pulling out all the stops for families, featuring increased programming, free or discounted lift tickets and even free flights.

Looking For An Adventure? Winter Activities Near NYC

| Editors of offManhattan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you agree with Robert Frost when he said, "You can't get too much winter in the winter," you are probably gearing up for ski season--and the après...

On Snow With My Son

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Larry Beinhart

Skiing is a sport, a trivial thing, a luxury indulgence. It opens doors that would otherwise never even be seen. It gives me a way to talk to my boy.

Upcoming Wounded Warrior Events in Colorado

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

From tragedy can sometimes come great achievement and beauty. This is the case for thousands of wounded warriors and their friends or families.

No Boarding

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Gellman

Snowboarding has been good to me. It gave me a reason to go to Aspen to harass Hunter S. Thompson and hit on foreign au pairs and nannys. But that's all over now. This year, I will not be snowboarding.

New TV Sit-Com A$PEN the Series Coming From the Writers of Seinfeld Roseanne and King of Queens

Edward Lozzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Edward Lozzi

A fun and comically witty TV series set in Aspen, America's winter playground for the rich and famous, has been developing in the mind of it's creator Greg Simmons for a number of years.

Christy Mahon: First Woman Skis All 14ers In Colorado

Aspen Times | Scott Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- Christy Mahon said it was only fitting for an "Aspen girl" to become the first woman to climb and ski all of Colorado's 54 peaks over 14,000 ...

Pro Athletes Tour the Gulf, Share Their Thoughts

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Avital Andrews

Today a group of professional athletes and Olympians boarded a fishing boat to tour the oil devastation on the Gulf Coast. Then they held Sierra Club-hosted conference to share their impressions of the damage.

Organ Transplant That Led to Olympic Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Shortly after the Olympics, I had the opportunity to meet my donor family. I was more nervous about our meeting than I had been for my Olympic race. How do you thank a family for life itself?

Telluride Ski Resort Is in the Backcountry Business

Deb Dion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Deb Dion

The Forest Service issues permit for backcountry trips in Bear Creek. Will the adventure of what was once a dark and mysterious playground disappear with tourism?

Snowboarding Comes Home to the Burton US Open

Jake Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jake Burton

People often ask me what the Olympics have done for snowboarding. For me, it's more about what snowboarding has done for the Olympics.

First Person POV Snowboarding VIDEO Shows Off Crazy Camera Angles And Jumps

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to soar and spin in the air on a snowboard, this video might be the closest you'll come without inten...

The United States Can Learn a Trick or Two From Shaun White

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Iris Martin

If Shaun White's Double Mc Twist 1260 on a twenty-two foot icy half pipe isn't a thrust toward ascension, then what is?

What's More Fun Than Powder Skiing? Seriously, Tell Me

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

I'm soliciting responses only from actual snowboarders and skiers, people who know the sensation of dipping into piles of unadulterated fluff.

Hold the Hype

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The epitome of the Vancouver Games so far was Sunday's U.S.-Canada hockey match. However, while it was a good, maybe even great, hockey game, there were no miracles involved.

Unmasking the Mysterious Olympic Snowboarder: Who Jumped the Rings at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony?

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Marissa Bronfman

A mysterious masked snowboarder kicked off the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver after he jumped through the Olympics rings. Who was that daredevil?

Historic Day at the Winter Olympics Reveals That the Value of Gold Varies

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

The sad reality is that 2 of the 3 amazing Olympians will be afforded many opportunities to parlay their glory into millions of dollars and one will fade back into obscurity and a 9 to 5.

Snowboarding Dunk Contest In Halfpipe VIDEO: Like Real-Life NBA Jam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

With Shaun White capturing a gold medal yesterday with his epic runs in the halfpipe, it's only appropriate that we salute all his hard work and gener...

A Raging Case of Olympic Fever (Plus My Favorite Johnny Weir Quotes!)

Erica Boeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Erica Boeke

I have Olympic Fever. I really do. Sure, others might call it a sinus infection, but I've got it bad. And it doesn't seem to be going away. The cure i...

The Olympic Flame and Winter Fun in Whistler, B.C.

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Marissa Bronfman

We arrived in town in time to catch the emotionally charged official 2010 Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony and celebrated with thousands of excited Canadians eager to cheer on Canada.

The Sickest Action Sports Stunts on the Planet

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Neal Rodriguez

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Kevin Pearce Transferred To Denver Hospital Specializing In Brain Injury

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Snowboarder Kevin Pearce has been transferred to a Denver hospital specializing in brain injuries. Pearce banged his head on the halfp...