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Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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 08.19.2014 | 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 Gear and Apparel Preview for 2014-15

Liftopia | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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 07.31.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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
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.

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

Liftopia | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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 07.01.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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
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.

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

Liftopia | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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
Liftopia

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 07.02.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

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
Liftopia

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.

5 Tips for Great Spring Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Spring is here! With the sun shining and the snow deep, here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of your spring skiing. Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen!

WATCH: Snowboarder Kevin Pearce On Injury: My Brain Is So Fragile Now

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

World champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce was a strong contender to win gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when an accident during a training session c...

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.

Washington's Winter Wonderland Wanes

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.17.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Liberty is the closest snow resort to the Washington metro area -- usually a drive of under two hours. For that reason, it is a mélange of some of the most interesting people.

The Relaxing Rituals This Olympic Athlete Swears By

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

While Anderson doesn't think yoga should be an Olympic sport, she certainly brought her vinyasa practice to the Olympics. Below, the nature-loving California girl tells us how she chilled out with meditation, mala beads, and a few relaxing poses the night before her big win.

Snowboarding Icon Grants Wish

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.18.2014 | Sports

There's a good chance almost any of the world's top snowboarders would've said 'yes' to Myles Beute. But the ninth grader from Michigan, undergoing m...

The Word to Use for My Older Brother Is "Inspiring"

Hannah Teter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Hannah Teter

The use of the "r-word" perpetuates the marginalization and exclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities that persist in society, and it cannot be tolerated.

Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson: On Life, Snowboarding and Staying Calm

Robert Piper | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Watching Jamie Anderson go down a hill on a snowboard is similar to listening to a well-performed Beethoven Concerto No. 5: It's smooth, flawless, and...

What's Better Than Bringing Home a Gold for Your Country?

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

If you just focus on yourself, that's a life. But if you do something that is bigger than you, that has a bigger effect than just you, it's really wha...

Fears and Tears: Halfpipe Bobsled and Other Olympic Sports NBC Would Love

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Brandt Goldstein

Get four big dudes who can really sprint, cram them into one of those 12-foot-long space shuttles, and let's see if they can do a Double McTwist 1260 at 80 mph.