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Standing Tall

Standing Tall
Roy Tuscany
After a park crash, Roy Tuscany was wheeled into a hospital as a paraplegic. He walked out. The experience led him to launch High Fives to help injured athletes. He hasn’t stopped moving since.

SKI » How did you get injured?

R.T. » In 2006, I was a coach with the Sugar Bowl Academy, and we were in Mammoth.
I made a mistake that morning and didn’t do a speed check. I ended up overshooting a feature and coming down from 30 feet in the air. The impact felt as if my hips went through my shoulders. The crash resulted in a T-12 burst fracture, causing me to be incompletely paralyzed from the belly button down.

A Ski Rental Solution

A Ski Rental Solution
Skis in front of view over Grindelwald, Switzerland
Traveling with your skis is not only a drag, it can be pricey. But renting is no picnic, either. Black Tie Rentals offers an easy alternative.

A common question: To schlep your skis or to rent once you get there? As editors, we travel a lot, so it’s a dilemma we’re faced with a dozen times throughout the ski season. Quick weekend jaunts, business trips with a side of skiing: Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to take your skis along.

Ski-Through Starbucks Keeps Squaw Skiers Caffeinated

Ski-Through Starbucks Keeps Squaw Skiers Caffeinated
Squaw Valley Starbucks
Your venti non-fat, no-frills, upside-down mochachino is ready at the second window. Please ski forward.

These days, it’s not unusual to see a Starbucks on every other street corner in America. In some cities, you’ll find two or more on a single block. It’s a rare ski resort base village that doesn’t have at least one Starbucks handing out everything from standard drip coffees to elaborate lattes, teas and cocoas. So it was really only a matter of time before one popped up right on the ski slopes. That time has come in Squaw Valley, which opened the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks earlier this month.

Get First Tracks in Nevada

It’s easy to understand why you’d be obsessed with Nevada. The more than 24,000 acres of skiable terrain, 33 feet of annual snowfall and 18 incredible ski resorts at legendary Lake Tahoe would thrill anyone.

It’s easy to understand why you’d be obsessed with Nevada. The more than 24,000 acres of skiable terrain, 33 feet of annual snowfall and 18 incredible ski resorts at legendary Lake Tahoe would thrill anyone. Not to mention the ski runs that rise from 7,350 feet to more than 10,000 feet. Imagine the views you’ll get from the top of the snow-capped mountains that surround the largest alpine lake in North America. And this is one place where you can count on blue skies as clear as the lake itself.

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