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5 Tips to Stay Healthy Traveling in Japan This Winter

Amy Chavez | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Amy Chavez

Going to Japan this winter to experience their world-class skiing and snowboarding, or to see the Sapporo Snow Festival? Stay healthy while traveling in Japan with these 5 tips.

Snow Sledding Tips to Avoid Landing in the E.R.

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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.

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America

Max Gladwell | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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.

To Ski Or Not To Ski?

trivago | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

For many folks, a winter holiday simply isn't complete without a trip to the slopes. But waking up at dawn to catch the first lift, frozen hands and numb toes aren't everyone's cup of tea.

North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Liftopia | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel

While racking up days at some of the continent's best ski hills, you won't have to give up family life, financial security or the other non-ski activities you love (yes, we're actually recognizing that there are three other seasons to be enjoyed).

Learn to Ski or Ride at Age 30 and Beyond

Liftopia | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel

You know the saying, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Yup, that's a real thing.

Newest Ski Movies of 2014

Liftopia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel

My favorite time to watch ski movies is in the late summer and fall. Why? Because it's been more than three months since my last ski turn, and it's going to be a few more months before my next ski turn.

The 10 Best Snowboarding Instagrams

Max Gladwell | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Max Gladwell

In the old days, we'd transition to winter sports with print magazines and the annual release of new snowboarding films. Today, we have smartphones and Instagram to keep us stoked on a daily basis.

Resorts Encourage Kids to Get to the Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

Liftopia | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel

With an ageing population, ski areas know that it's vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term.

What's New at Ski Resorts for 2014-15?

Liftopia | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel

While you've been mountain biking, enjoying the beach, or traveling this summer, your favorite ski area has been busy making improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel

I've developed an additional criteria for a great ski trip. It's what I call the "surreal factor," something one ski area offers that no others do -- hopefully something weird, something wacky.

How It Works: Snowmaking 101

Liftopia | Posted 10.19.2014 | 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 Gear and Apparel Preview for 2014-15

Liftopia | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner.

Where Did All the Ski Bums Go? 4 Ways Ski Bums Spend Summer

Liftopia | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel

Heat waves heralding the start of summer melt the ski bums off the hill, giving a ghost town feel to the mountain towns they once overran.

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.

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

Liftopia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel

There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder's life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it's the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season rock runs.

Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

Liftopia | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you'll find something different... the seasons are flipped.

WATCH: Sports As Medicine

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 4:40pm EST. From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class athlete...

This Young Snowboarder Has A HUGE Trick Up Her Sleeve...

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports

British snowboarder Katie Ormerod is a talented young athlete who recently did something monumental. At only 16-years-old, she became the first female...

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.

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America's Off-season

Liftopia | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

Today, there are more than 5,000 ski areas around the world and while some 97 percent of these are closed between May and October, a stoic 150 or so do stay open during the six months of the year when the rest do not.

4 Steps to Overcoming Your End-of-Ski-Season Blues

Liftopia | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

Watching ski videos may induce unwanted pangs of longing, but maps and pictures of untouched mountain ranges are just the nicotine patches you need

How to Care for and Store Your Ski Gear in the Off-Season

Liftopia | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel

Still in between the fun of winter and summer there lies something that no one really likes, but everyone needs to do -- spring cleaning.

WATCH: Snowboarder Uses Jet Engines And It Looks Amazing

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.18.2014 | Sports

Olympic Snowboarder Jamie Barrow became known as "Britain's Fastest Snowboarder" after he set the world record for fastest speed on a snowboard towed ...

Innovations in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs

Liftopia | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Ask people to describe their first day on skis or a snowboard and you'll likely get a variety of adjectives: exciting, fun and thrilling, but also scary, frustrating and intimidating.