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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 08.19.2014 | Technology

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

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

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 | 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

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

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...

You've Been Doing Snow Days Wrong (Until Now)

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

Once in a while though, there is the confused student who makes the unforgivable mistake of uttering those unspeakable words, "I'm sick of snow days." If that sounds like it could be you, don't worry! You will get through this with my help, and a few easy suggestions.

Beat The Winter Blues With This Playlist

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 04.24.2014 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

I've come up with a playlist of tunes that if they don't turn that frown upside down, will at least warm your heart against the chilly winter storm aftermath in preparation for what I hope will be an early spring.

WATCH: NYC Snow Plow Destroys Restaurant, Ruins Date (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.20.2014 | Weird News

The New York City snow plows are at it again. Not long after a hapless pedestrian was buried by a snow plow while walking on the sidewalk, another...

Why Talking to Your Neighbors Is Just Awful

Paul Cantor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Paul Cantor

The more I'm talking to my neighbors, the more I realize why nobody talks to their neighbors! It's because they either have nothing to say, or way too much. There is no happy medium. You'd love it if you could keep your interactions short and sweet.