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After a Week of Legal Back-and-forth, Plaintiffs in Case Challenging Alaska's Same-sex Marriage Ban Legally Wed

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Alaska Dispatch News

Snow, slush, a state holiday and complex legal maneuvering from the court system weren't enough to stop Courtney Lamb and Stephanie Pearson from getting married.

From Powder to Corn: Terms for Snow Conditions

Liftopia | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

For skiers above a basic level of proficiency, snow conditions can affect a slope's difficulty more than the steepness. A steep chute with 6 inches of fresh powder may be less daunting than an intermediate trail with hard-packed snow.

Beyond Skiing Everest: Enduring a Bigger Challenge

The Surf Channel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt and Jim Gile have over 25 years of expeditions to some 40 of the highest peaks in the world, without Sherpa, oxygen, drugs and all the amenities.

Our Disappearing Snows: Climate Change and Water Resources

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

As the Earth has warmed over the past 30 years, the global water cycle has begun to change. In particular, our snows have begun to disappear. The implications for the water systems we've built and operate are vast and pervasive. And despite decades of research, observations, and outreach to water managers, we're not ready.

Too Soon? Record-Early Snow Hits Parts Of United States

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

Winter came a little too soon for some Americans this week, as an early-season snow storm moved through parts of the western United States. And it...

These Were The Snowiest Ski Resorts In America Last Year

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel

If you're sick of summer's heat and are itching for some snow, don't fret: Ski season is just a few months away. That means you should start plann...

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 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.

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

10 Species of Skiers You Encounter On Every Ski Trip

Liftopia | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Stop me if you've heard this one. You walk into the lodge/bar/lift line at a ski resort and you look around, shaking your head in disbelief. "I've been here before," you think.

Well THAT Wasn't Pretty

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's first-quarter net income fell 5 percent as bad winter weather and financial struggles kept customers from spending at the...

Spring Snowstorm Hits Rockies

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm dropped more than a foot of sloppy, wet snow in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Mother's Day, and forecasters...

MORE SNOW COMING

www.weather.com | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

A new jet stream dip will push into the West Coast Thursday into Friday and spread snow across the Rockies through the weekend. ...

Detroit Had The Snowiest Winter On Record, And We Have Just About Had Enough

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

Okay winter, we give up. You win. Can we move on now? Please?! It might be the middle of April, but any Michigander knows that means absolutely not...

Aspen Women's Backcountry Ski Hut Trip (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The three-day, two night all women's backcountry ski hut trip in the 10th Mountain Hut Trail System, led by Aspen Alpine Guides, promised ski touring, powder skiing, scrumptious food and wine.

Winter 2014: Fevers, Contranyms and Umlauts

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Places unaccustomed to cold and snow have encountered both this year. More than enough for their tastes, I'm sure. It crossed my mind that potentially two-thirds of the country has cabin fever. Wait -- is that cabin fever or spring fever?

6 Things You Don't Even Realize You're Doing Wrong With Your Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

The brutally honest answer to that question is: You don't want to know. It will suck up all the fun, make your head explode, and torpedo your morale.

What's Changed in The World's Ski Industry Over the Past 30 Years?

Liftopia | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Looking back to those early years, I've been struck by what has and what hasn't changed about the ski industry in those three decades. Here are some thoughts.

Oh Yay, More Snow

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter-weary motorists faced another treacherous commute Monday in parts of the Mid-Atlantic as snow and frigid weather blew in ju...

Infinite Reflections: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Boy, Snow, Bird is her exploration of the Snow White fairy tale, interlaced with an assortment of other myths, and culminating as a commentary on the tragic history of race in America.

An Epic Winter, When You're A Kid

Carissa K | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.

How To Take Kids Sledding -- Without An Actual Sled

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents

Given that Texas only gets an annual snowfall of about 1.3 inches, the chances of a family owning an actual sled are slim. Which means that if stormy ...

ANOTHER Massive Winter Storm Heads For East Coast

Reuters | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - A massive winter storm system packing cold air, snow and freezing rain was pummeling the centra...

They Immediately Regret This Decision

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Comedy

If in the middle of the winter, a friend suggests going "snow swimming," our advice would be to take a pass. Don't just take our word on it, thoug...

Snowing, With a Chance of Nakedness

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I think it's pretty safe to say that no matter where in the U.S. you live, this winter's been rough. Snow. Ice. Freezing rain. School delays. School c...