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Ted Ligety

Support Ted Ligety Every Step of the Way

Ted Ligety won gold medal for the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino. This was an amazing accomplishment for someone to be at the top of their field. It was nice to see a Ted conquer the world and the slopes. There are two other reasons to like Ted Ligety besides his [...]

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Big Sky Resort Lone Peak

Snow & Slopes News: What’s in Store for the 2012-2013 Ski Season

As the 2012-2013 ski season gets into full swing, avid skiers are probably wondering “What’s new?” in the world of snow and slopes. While new ski resorts don’t open every year, there is plenty of money going into some of the old faithful around the country – and beyond. From plans for new ski resorts [...]

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Alta Ski Resort

Salt Lake City skiing photo essay

Salt Lake City skiing in Utah is a great place to be this time of the year.  Here in Chicago we still have yet to get enough snow to ski once, but in Salt Lake City they only wonder if they will get 300, 400, or 500 inches of snow in a given winter up [...]

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Alpine skiing Europe

Adventure holidays in Europe

Today’s guest post provides tips to adventure travel in Europe. Europe is truly the ultimate holiday destination. While many flock to its beautiful historic cities or sunny coastlines for a relaxing getaway, the continent is also full of fabulous adventure holiday opportunities. Whether you’re into hiking, camping, water or snow sports, there’s a European destination [...]

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Salt Lake City downhill skiing

Adventure travel and not your finest hour moments

Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, every Saturday ABC showed the Wide World of Sports. The iconic beginning of this show declared that sports show the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. They called it the human drama of human competition. The same can be said about adventure travel. Hiking, canoeing, white-water [...]

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Trollhaugen ski area Wisconsin

Escaping the adventure travel in betweens at Trollhaugen, Wisconsin

This weekend, I had a chance to escape the in betweens at Trollhaugen Ski Area in Dresser, Wisconsin. What are the in betweens you wonder? It can mean a lot of things. Famed White Sox baseball announcer Hawk Harrelson says it is the worst place to be in. In baseball terminology, it is when a [...]

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Snowbird Utah

Anticipation: Snowbird ski lift outside Salt Lake City, Utah

  When taking a ski lift at Snowbird or any ski destination there is a certain anticipation. You cannot wait to get up there and start hitting the slopes. This is the last day of November and for many skiers this day is like being on a ski lift. You cannot wait for December and [...]

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Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai and hit the slopes in the middle of a desert

Looking for a place where you can both shop, snorkel, trek in the desert, and snow ski in the same city? Holidays to Dubai allow adventure travelers to experience a wealth of activities that run a broad gamut of seasonal sports despite its hot climate. Not many places in the world exist where one can [...]

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Ski Salt Lake City Utah

Five cheap holiday deals for the adventure traveler

The holidays are less than two months away. Sometimes it is essential to book ahead of time for cheap holiday deals. These locations are always a frugal option even if booked at the last minute. National Parks The United States National Park system is definitely the cheapest option around. The entrance fee for many parks [...]

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Brighton Ski Resort Utah

Learning to downhill ski at Brighton ski resort in Utah

I have cross-country skied ever since I was in high school, so I am comfortable on skis, but I have never attempted alpine or downhill skiing. It is something I have always been curious about, but because of price and opportunity, I have never taken the plunge. Thanks to an invitation from Visit Salt Lake [...]

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