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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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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

The adventure travel in betweens 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 […]

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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? 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 snow ski […]

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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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Ski Salt Lake City, Utah and avoid the despair of a Chicago spring

A great way to avoid an ugly Chicago spring is to ski Salt Lake City, Utah. I once read a book by Chicago author Saul Bellow where a key character’s favorite line about our beloved air terminal was “without O’Hare there is only despair.”  On my way to a flight to Salt Lake City from […]

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Five reasons to adventure travel to Salt Lake City, Utah

Sponsored trip to Salt Lake City thanks to Visit Salt Lake The author just returned from a whirlwind three day trip in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thanks to Visit Salt Lake, Brighton Ski Resort, Alta Ski Resort, Snowbird Ski Resort, and Solitude Ski Resort for being such great hosts. Read my Examiner article here where […]

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