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Outdoor Adaptive Sports Programs: Where To Find The Nation's Best

Outdoor Adaptive Sports Programs: Where To Find The Nation's Best Like most of us, I didn't fully realize the extent of the daily hassles and challenges faced by those who use a wheelchair, prosthetic, or other mobility aid until it became somewhat personal. I'm fortunate to have two people in my life who've been an enormous source of both...

Win A Lifetime Ski Pass For Colorado's Winter Park

Win A Lifetime Ski Pass For Colorado's Winter Park The 2012-2013 ski season gets underway on November 14 at Colorado's Winter Park Resort, where the snow has already been falling. To celebrate, the resort is giving away a host of prizes including skis, snowboards and other gear. But the prize that will be the most coveted...

Mammoth Mountain Makes Big Changes Ahead Of Opening Day

Mammoth Mountain Makes Big Changes Ahead Of Opening Day California ski resort Mammoth Mountain received its first snowfall of the season last week, which bodes well for their November 8 opening day. But fresh snow won't be the only thing visitors find when they arrive at Mammoth for opening weekend. The resort has instituted a...

Ski Season Officially Begins, Arapahoe Basin Opens Today

Ski Season Officially Begins, Arapahoe Basin Opens Today It may be hard to believe, but the North American ski season officially begins today. Colorado's Arapahoe Basin fires up the chairlifts this morning at 9 a.m. local time and soon there after, skiers and snowboarders will be making their first runs of the year. The resort has...

Roadside America: Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley

Roadside America: Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley If you were to ask most Americans if they'd heard of the Roaring Fork Valley, you'd get a blank stare. Mention Aspen, however, and the light goes on, regardless of their social or economic standing (blame reality TV, our cultural obsession with celebrity, and...

Ultrarunner To Attempt Round-Trip North Pole Expedition On Foot

Ultrarunner To Attempt Round-Trip North Pole Expedition On Foot While one famous British explorer prepares to take on the Antarctic in the dead of winter, another is gearing up to challenge himself in the Arctic instead. Last week, endurance runner Tim Williamson announced that in 2013 he will attempt to travel solo and unsupported to...

Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Offers Two-Season Double Down Ski Pass

Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Offers Two-Season Double Down Ski Pass It may be hard to believe but a new ski season is closer than you think. The mountaintops of Colorado have already started to receive light snow and ski resorts across the Western states are already busy preparing for opening day. One of those resorts is the legendary...

Santa Fe On A Budget

Santa Fe On A Budget Santa Fe has a reputation for being pricey, what with all the art galleries, boutiques, jewelry stores, restaurants, and hotels. And while it's true you can blow a wad of cash there without even trying, it's just as easy to enjoy Santa Fe if you're on a budget. It just...

Northern Lights Just One Reason To Visit Iceland

Northern Lights Just One Reason To Visit Iceland The northern lights are a natural light display that occurs in the high latitude regions of our planet. Alaska is one of the best places to see the northern lights, especially in September and March when skies are dark and temperatures mild for comfortable viewing....

Aspen's 'Revolutionary' New Restaurant: Is This The Future Of Fine Dining?

Aspen's 'Revolutionary' New Restaurant: Is This The Future Of Fine Dining? Aspen is well known for many things, some more savory (its restaurants) than others (Charlie Sheen arrests). There's also the world-class skiing, but a person's gotta eat, and Aspen definitely boasts some of Colorado's finest restaurants. In a ski town, that's saying a lot....

British Explorer To Attempt Winter Antarctic Crossing

British Explorer To Attempt Winter Antarctic Crossing British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is preparing for the expedition of a lifetime. The famed adventurer, who has already visited the North and South Pole, climbed Everest and ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, will soon undertake his most difficult...

Mammoth Mountain Guarantees Snow For Opening Day And Beyond

Mammoth Mountain Guarantees Snow For Opening Day And Beyond Anyone who loves to ski or snowboard can tell you that last winter was less than stellar in terms of snowfall across most of North America. But the long-term outlook for this year appears to be much improved and ski resorts are gearing up for what promises to be a much...

Liftopia Has Hot Deals On Lift Tickets For The Upcoming Ski Season

Liftopia Has Hot Deals On Lift Tickets For The Upcoming Ski Season As the last few weeks of summer drag out to their inevitable conclusion it is time to start thinking about the seasons ahead. The crisp air and cooler temperatures of autumn will be a welcome change of pace for many of us who have endured unusually warm temperatures the past...

Ski Season Is Coming: Buy Early To Save

Ski Season Is Coming: Buy Early To Save Ski season may seem far away but while snow has yet to hit the slopes, resorts are offering advance sales on lift tickets. Like buying winter clothes in the summer and swimwear in the winter, ski fans know now is the time to buy lift tickets and make resort reservations. ...

The Mountain Collective Offers Great Savings For Skiers

The Mountain Collective Offers Great Savings For Skiers Yesterday four of the biggest and best independent ski resorts in North America announced that they are joining forces to offer skiers and snowboarders unprecedented options for the coming winter. This new alliance, dubbed the Mountain Collective, provides access to some of...

Vagabond Tales: Dodging Toxic Gases And Peering Into The Center Of The Earth

Vagabond Tales: Dodging Toxic Gases And Peering Into The Center Of The Earth "You see that smoke?" asked Andreas. "Tell me if you see the smoke." Gazing towards the thin patch of smoke emanating from the icy summit, our group of volcano-climbers nodded in silent agreement. "That smoke is very important," he continued, his rapid-fire speech...

Utah Ski Resort Offers California Residents Free Skiing All Winter Long

Utah Ski Resort Offers California Residents Free Skiing All Winter Long The ski season may still be months away but Eagle Point Ski Resort, located in Beaver, Utah, has already announced its operating schedule, along with some terrific deals for the winter ahead. In addition to offering free skiing on every Thursday in January, the resort is...

Vagabond Tales: Eavesdropping On An Elderly Soldier In A Rural Slovenian Café

Vagabond Tales: Eavesdropping On An Elderly Soldier In A Rural Slovenian Café The great nation of Slovenia has a wealth of many things, but it only has one island. No, it's not located off of the coastline that some have dubbed the Mini-Riviera. Rather, it's set up in the mountains in the middle of a pristine retreat famously known as Lake...

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Olympics

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Olympics The 2012 Olympics are quickly approaching and people from all over the world are making travel plans to go see The Games in person. While most people know the event takes place July 27 to August 12, and that the location for this year is London, there are a lot of facts...

Favorite Travel Destinations: Where's Your 'Happy Place?'

Favorite Travel Destinations: Where's Your 'Happy Place?' Long ago, a friend of mine referred to Colorado as my "spiritual homeland." I frequently jest that I'm spiritually bankrupt except when it comes to the outdoors, and she was referring to my long-held love affair with the Centennial State. My friend was right. There are...

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