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Parenting Athletes

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.31.2017 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Parenting athletes requires particular obligations-some sport specific, some general to having athletic kids living in the house. Until they move out...

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his vegetables every day.

Get in My Belly: Unique Foods at Ski Resorts

Liftopia | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel

It's the middle of the day and you've been pounding powder since the lifts opened. Though your super-human stamina allows you to continue the crushing until the sun sets, your stomach is yodeling louder than the guy in the Ricola commercial -- it's time to feed the beast.

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.

Athlete Profile: Q&A With Julia Mancuso

Liftopia | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports

Mancuso has a knack for performing best on the big stages of the Olympics and World Championships. While preparing for her fourth Olympic Games, Mancuso shared her perspectives on racing and all the off-hill pursuits that make her a unique athlete.

Catch The Olympic Fever

MiniTime | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi fast approaching, now is the perfect time to plan a family getaway to a former Olympic host city right here in North America.

Best Mountain Music Venues You May Be Missing

Liftopia | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel

When it comes to memorable mountain music venues, there are some places that stand out in hearts and minds for good reason, like Red Rocks or Telluride during the Bluegrass Festival. But there are other mountain gems that are still waiting to be discovered by the masses.

I'm With Stupid: America's Next Top Model, or Maybe Not

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

The day of the photo shoot, I rose early, showered, shaved, brushed my teeth twice and spent the better part of an hour in front of the mirror making sure my hair was perfect.


San Jose Mercury News | Elliott Almond | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco

The dominating American ski team concludes its season this week with the U.S. Alpine championships at Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. ...

Tahoe Resort's Development Plan Sparks Outrage

The Sacramento Bee | Tom Knudson | Posted 03.22.2013 | San Francisco

OLYMPIC VALLEY -- Walled in by majestic snow-clad peaks, Squaw Valley USA has long been known as a mecca for downhill skiing. Now a proposal by the s...

Where To Ride Moguls This Year

Liftopia | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel

There you are, sitting at the top of your favorite mountain. On your right side is the comfort and ease of a nicely groomed run, and on the left is a difficult and exhausting mogul run -- what do you do? Shake and bake baby!

PHOTOS: The Country's Coolest Chairlifts

Liftopia | Posted 01.03.2013 | Travel

Being a chairlift isn't easy. You're out there in the cold, constantly spinning in circles, pushing people's butts around all day. Plus, no one ever says thank you after a good ride and an angry mob forms when you're out sick. Here's our thank you to some of the best.

Kirkwood to Vail in Latest Round of Ski Resort Consolidation

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.30.2012 | Denver
Todd Hartley

There's no real reason to fear the corporatization of the ski industry in general. Yes, much of the sport's old-time charm has vanished, but the experience of sliding on snow -- regardless of other resort trappings -- just keeps getting better.

Starbucks Opens First-Ever Ski-Thru Coffee Shop | Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News

A Starbucks located at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort was built into the slopes at an elevation of 8,000 feet, allowing resort-goers to purchase a cup of...

Starbucks Opens First-Ever Ski-Thru Location

Posted 02.19.2012 | Home

After hitting the slopes, a coffee pick-me-up is often in order. That's why Starbucks has opened its first ski-thru outlet, in Squaw Valley on Lake Ta...

The Life Out Loud: On a High From Summit Basecamp

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.03.2012 | Good News
MeiMei Fox

Every one of us deserves to have the Summit Series message (metaphorically) tattooed on our wrists: You are awesome. Now act like it.

WATCH: Tahoe Giants Combine To Create Biggest Ski Area In USA

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.27.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth announced via video that the legendary ski resort would be combining with neighboring Alpine Meadows to create...

The Ultimate Weekend Warrior Event

Julia Plevin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco
Julia Plevin

What really stood out to me at the Tough Mudder, an 11-mile mountain run peppered with 23 crazy obstacles, was the teamwork. I would not have been able to scale those walls without the encouragement of my team.

Three Music Festival Getaway Ideas for Spring/Summer

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.

Fresh Powder: Time To Plan A Mountain Road Trip

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of By Megan Cytron Powder is accumulating, lifts are opening one by one, hot chocolate is bubbling with anticipation....

Best California Ski Resorts

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Tis the season to put on your skis and strap into your boards. The snow is starting to fall and the California ski resorts are opening up once again, ...

Wanderlust Festival 2010: Yoga Heaven, Squaw Valley and the Holistic Festival Experience

Stephanie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Keller

The second annual Wanderlust festival in the mountains of Squaw Valley, California wrapped up this past weekend with four days and nights of activity...