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Winter Sports

The Guide to Bringing Sports Equipment Onboard

Map Happy | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Some gear you'll be forced check in because of TSA policy, whether you want to or not and incur the baggage fee. Other sports equipment fall within the normal checked baggage and oversize/overweight policy.

The 12 Most Epic Sledding Hills On Earth

Cheapflights | Posted 02.27.2015 | Travel

Take advantage of all the wonderful things winter has to offer from cozy nights by the fire with some hot chocolate to heart-racing descents down powder-filled hills.

I'm With Stupid: The Dangers of Breathing Snowmobile Fumes

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.30.2015 | Denver
Todd Hartley

The Winter X Games have come and gone here in Aspen, and I consider myself fortunate this time around to have not had to attend.

5 Yoga Poses That Train You For Winter Sports

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Use this practice as a warm-up or cross-training sequence to lengthen and strengthen your body for skiing and snowshoeing.

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 Exercises To Get You Ready To Hit The Slopes

Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kristen Domonell for Life by DailyBurn Ready to hit the slopes this winter? If you spend most of your week cooped up at a desk, weekend ski and ...

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.

Adventurer Reveals Best Skiing Destinations For 2014

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With skiing season just around the corner, who better to ask for the best places to hit up than a world-class adventurer? Sean Cottman, the preside...

Winter Is Coming

Ken Hamm | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Ken Hamm

If you are looking for ways to stay warm this winter, forget the Caribbean and take a plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bears. What struck me the most was the sense of community among the group. The water was cold but the experience has kept me warm inside to this day.

Training for the Olympics May Win You Medals, But These Activities Can Also Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Swimming, hockey and other winter outdoor sports are great fun even when you're not an Olympic athlete! However, engaging in these activities often can make you more prone to developing asthma symptoms.

Top 10 Extreme Skiing Spots

Cheapflights | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel

For some, performances at the Olympics are great to marvel at from the couch while; for others, they are motivation to take on a challenge and step outside the comfort zone. If you fall into the latter camp, this list is for you.

How to Ski Breckenridge

Fathom | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel

I chose Colorado because I wanted good snow in December, and there aren't that many places you can be sure to get it. In California, December snow is inconsistent: In 2012, the Sierra Nevadas had more snow than any other mountain range in the world. In 2013: nada. It was all man-made.

Hate to Downhill? I've Found a Great Alternative

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Skate skiers get to pass the slower, classic skiers, leaving them literally in their tracks, and well -- not that I'm competitive or anything -- but it's totally badass. And at fifty-something, even a little badass is a good thing.

Speak Up With Jimmy: 2014 Winter Olympics Talk With Tyler Duckworth

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

I preview the 2014 Winter Olympics in this interview with MTV reality star and now sports journalist Tyler Duckworth. Tyler and I talk about the in...

Top 10 Stand-out Ice Skating Spots Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel

It might be a little chilly outside, but that doesn't mean it's time to keep your travel fun indoors. There's no better way to fit in some winter fun than with a frozen pond and some worn-in ice skates.

WATCH: Parachuting Skiing? Base Jumping? How About All Three In One

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.30.2013 | Weird News

Vincent Descols must have gotten bored with base jumping. To spice things up a bit, the French athlete adds skis and a parachute. And a GoPro. ...

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

minube | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season

'The Last Great Race on Earth'

Sue Frause | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Sue Frause

On the first weekend in March, extreme sports fans from around the world descended upon the city of Anchorage, Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

World Cup-Winning Skier Receives Death Threat

AP | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- World Cup-winning skier Tina Maze was placed under police protection for a super-G race on Sunday after an emailed ...

Where To See Snow During D.C.'s Snow Drought

Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.28.2013 | DC
Erin Ruberry

This winter has been among the driest in D.C. history -- just 1.5 inches of snow have fallen on the region. Luckily, there are a few places to see snow just a few hours' drive from D.C.

Perfect Day at Whitetail Resort

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

The trails were wide and white and glistened in the sun. The morning was cold at first, but it became quite warm in the afternoon.

Lindsey Vonn Undergoes Surgery

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports

-- The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last we...

Skiing Star Heads Home For Surgery After Painful Crash

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

SCHLADMING, Austria -- Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery in Colorado next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone...

Halfpipe Skier Airlifted To Hospital After Crash

AP | LYNN DeBRUIN | Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports

PARK CITY, Utah — Halfpipe skier Simon d'Artois is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a concussion and blacking out for about 10 s...

The World's Greatest Sledding Hills

Posted 01.23.2013 | Travel

Because sometimes your backyard just won't cut it.