Songwriter Fran Landesman must have been a skier: What else could explain her lyrics to "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" but that snowless window between April and November? Sure, we endure the warm weather and clear skies all summer, but our hearts belong to winter and to our beloved ski hills. The only thing that makes our six-month separation bearable—especially this time of year—is the knowledge that when we finally get back on the slopes, they'll be better than we left them.
Plans: Zip lines, ropes course, climbing wall, mountain coaster and more.
Poor Vail Mountain. It’s so boring in the summer. All there is to do is ride the gondola, hike the dozens of trails winding across the slopes, ogle the beautiful landscape, fly downhill on a full-suspension mountain bike, look for wildlife, play disc golf, go on a summit-top jeep tour. Etc. Plus dining. And shopping. And bar-hopping. Yes, so dull.
The 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival was all sunshine and a smiles, not to mention incredible tunes as beautiful as the mountain peaks surrounding downtown Telluride. Performers included Alison Krauss, John Fogerty, Bruce Hornsby and the "King of Telluride" Sam Bush.
Everything you need to know about skiing, you can learn from these 14 pros.
Every four years, the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) hosts what is known among its members as one of the most grueling tryouts on snow. The mission: To identify the very best ski teachers from around the country who can represent the organization, perform outreach, educate and train budding instructors and push the sport of skiing to new levels. Just receiving an invitation to the tryouts is an enormous honor.