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6 Surreal Destinations For Summer Skiing In Europe

6 Surreal Destinations For Summer Skiing In Europe

by Patrick Thorne

If you’ve always wanted to ski in Europe but never quite got round to it during the ski season, the good news is that a number of European ski areas stay open right through spring. In fact, a few of… Read More →

Winter Storm Niko Will Bring Powder Back To The East

Winter Storm Niko Will Bring Powder Back To The East

by RoseAnne Moises

East coast, keep on with your snow dances… As we head into the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings all over the east, expecting to bring powder to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England. How much snow… Read More →

7 Ways To Avoid Injury On The Slopes

7 Ways To Avoid Injury On The Slopes

by Mark Crone

As a ski patroller, I see my share of injuries. And there is a simple common thread – not being prepared and/or not skiing smart. Here are a few tips to avoid injury on the slopes. 1. Work out before… Read More →

Prepping For The Slopes: Cardio, Balance & Strength Exercises For Senior Skiers

Prepping For The Slopes: Cardio, Balance & Strength Exercises For Senior Skiers

by Rose Marie Cleese

Attention, skiers of a certain age. Remember when prepping for ski season consisted of reaching up to put your skis on the ski rack and bending over to buckle up your boots? Hate to tell you but once you hit… Read More →

6 Benefits Of Skiing & Snowboarding For Your Kids’ Health

6 Benefits Of Skiing & Snowboarding For Your Kids’ Health

by SOS Outreach

Getting kids outside might seem like an antiquated yet obvious sentiment, but for many young people, consistent outdoor participation (like skiing and snowboarding) is far from a reality. SOS Outreach (a non-profit that inspires its participants to ski, tackle the… Read More →

Get Fit for Ski Season: 4 Core Exercises to Help You Prep for the Slopes

Get Fit for Ski Season: 4 Core Exercises to Help You Prep for the Slopes

by Katie Levy

Keeping your balance, being able to get up in waist deep powder if you take a tumble, and skiing or snowboarding in general requires some serious core strength and stability. And there’s no time like the present to start getting your… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

by Kristen Lummis

In 2014, readers of Decline Magazine voted Mountain Creek Bike Park one of the best parks in the US. That same year, MTBParks.com named Mountain Creek the “Most Improved Bike Park.” With the closest lift-served biking to New York City,… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado

Rider’s Guide: Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado

by Kristen Lummis

Trestle Bike Park was one of the first downhill parks in the U.S. It’s also the closest DH bike park to Denver, just 67 miles away. The Park’s original trails were designed and built by Gravity Logic. Since 2007, all… Read More →

The World’s Highest Golf Courses

The World’s Highest Golf Courses

by Patrick Thorne

Playing golf at high altitude may not be something you’ve ever considered, but as with all sports, altitude training can be good for your game. You’ll probably also get a buzz out of the fact that the higher you go,… Read More →

10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

by Alyssa Erickson

There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →