Everybody loves a good hot tub. Skiers in particular love a good hot tub. But beneath all that steamy goodness lurks real danger. A new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that emergency room visits sustained in hot tubs whirlpools or spas more than doubled from 1990 to 2007. Most of the injuries were slips and falls; overexposure to heat was another big culprit. Scary stuff.
Holy Schneiderweiss! We hadn't heard this until just now, but it looks like Utah is now open for boozers -- er, for discerning folks of legal age who enjoy adult beverages now and then. Utah's legislature recently killed off the state's "private club" rules, which required anyone entering a bar or club to be a member of that establishment -- usually for a small fee. There were ways around it, of course.
An already family-friendly resort outdoes itself with a $17 million children’s center.
One doesn’t expect to find oneself climbing a tree after a day of skiing the slopes of Snowmass. Yet it’s 4 p.m., and instead of slipping into a booth at the village tavern for a pint, I’m twisting myself into a pretzel trying to follow my toddler up the Aspen Leaf Climber at the new Treehouse Kids Adventure Center.
Looking for lots and lots of skiing on your European ski vacation, followed by lots and lots of dancing? Make your way to rowdy St. Anton.
The first thing people mention when they talk about St. Anton is the rowdy après-ski scene. "Rowdy in Austria's top ski resort means spending three to six hours with 1,000 of your fellow skiers at a standing-room-only outdoor bar that's not quite at the bottom of the mountain, tossing back Austrian beer followed by fruity schnapps while singing loudly to thumping Euro disco hits. While it's true that this is a signature St.