Lots of Women Are Getting Hurt at the Olympics

On Sunday, two women's snowboardcross riders crashed during the Olympic qualifying round for their event and had to be removed on stretchers. Even more dramatically, the day before, Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova crashed at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and had to undergo spinal surgery. These are just a few of… » 2/18/14 6:45pm 2/18/14 6:45pm

Puppy-Loving Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy for President

Last week, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy won a silver medal in the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics. The following day, he won our hearts by announcing plans to adopt a family of stray puppies he found living near an Olympic media center. The next thing Gus Kenworthy should win? President. Because on… » 2/17/14 5:15pm 2/17/14 5:15pm

Prepare To Hit The Best Slopes in America With This Winter Powder Guide

There's nothing quite like the feeling of strapping on some skis, jumping on the lift, and taking a deep breath before you barrel down a mountain just a little faster than you're comfortable with. If you're looking for the top slopes in America, this Winter Powder Guide has you covered. » 12/17/13 12:48pm 12/17/13 12:48pm

Olympic Skier's Custody Battle Wins Gold Medal In WTF

It's a classic love story — boy meets girl. Girl gets pregnant. Boy and Girl break up. Girl moves to a different state for college. Boy sues Girl for custody of the fetus. Court rules Fetus belongs with Boy. Girl forced to give Fetus to Boy and Boy's New Wife. Boy is Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Classic. Love.… » 11/25/13 3:45pm 11/25/13 3:45pm

Lindsey Vonn Determined Far Too Awesome a Downhill Skier to Compete…

The International Ski Federation has told Lindsey Vonn, whose race-day nails are very glittery, that under no circumstances will she be able to compete in the men's World Cup downhill race Nov. 24 at Lake Louise, which, for all you geographically challenged readers, is in Canada, the cozy knit cap of the continental… » 11/04/12 1:01pm 11/04/12 1:01pm

Adorable Kid Is So Tired He Falls Asleep While Skiing

Dude, skiing can be tiring, so you can't really blame little Bode (Gee, think his parents want him to be a skier much?) for falling asleep on the job. In fact, this kid is a genius. I have been trying to figure out a way to sleep standing up for the longest time—and now I've finally realized all you need to do is… » 3/25/12 11:55pm 3/25/12 11:55pm

Girl Psyches Herself Up for Very First Potential Skiing Accident

Skiing — or as I like to think of it ever since being pushed down a double-black diamond in middle school, Old Man Winter's broken bone roulette wheel — can be dangerous. Just ask Larry Miller, who, in his 1992 HBO comedy special, Just Words, offers the most succinct advice for anyone considering a skiing trip:… » 3/24/12 2:00pm 3/24/12 2:00pm

Dad Is World’s Worst Ski Instructor


Hey, dude, your kid is flying out of control down the hill. Maybe you should stop screaming, "PIZZA! PIZZA! Do a Pizza!" at him and, you know, actually explain what a "pizza" is. Or, better yet, put the camera away, and ski over to help him. Just a totally chill thought for you, man. Also, after he has wiped out and… » 3/04/12 11:00pm 3/04/12 11:00pm

Living the Dream: Guy Rushes Pippa Middleton and Gives Her a Kiss

Pippa and James Middleton, sister and brother of Kate Middleton, took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski marathon today in Sweden. The two skied the 56-mile course to raise money for charity, but Pippa had another reason to smile as she crossed the finish line: A mysterious stranger came running out of the crowd… » 3/04/12 8:45pm 3/04/12 8:45pm

Two Deadly Avalanches Hit Ski Resorts Near Seattle

For our sanity's sake, we prefer to think that deadly avalanches only happen on remote mountains on the other side of the world. But really they can happen anywhere, as people in Washington state sadly learned today. Earlier this afternoon, an avalanche occurred in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle and killed… » 2/19/12 8:00pm 2/19/12 8:00pm

British Woman Becomes the First Person to Ski Across Antarctica Alone


If the winter weather is getting to you, imagine how British skier Felicity Aston must have felt. She just returned today from a solo ski expedition across Antarctica. She is the first woman—and first human—to complete such a journey alone. The trip took her 59 days, during which she was powered only by her own… » 1/23/12 9:45pm 1/23/12 9:45pm

Awesome Freestyle Skier Sarah Burke Has Died


It's a sad day in the world of sports. Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke has died from injuries sustained during an accident on January 10th. The 29-year-old skiing phenom was training at a resort in Park City, Utah, on The Superpipe (a daunting canyon with 22-foot high walls that's carved into the side of a ski… » 1/19/12 9:00pm 1/19/12 9:00pm

16-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Person To Ski South Pole

Teens continue to put the rest of us to shame for our Netflix watching, internet browsing ways: 16-year-old Amelia Hempleman-Adams has returned home to England after becoming the youngest person to ski the South Pole. Hempleman-Adams and her explorer father traveled 97 miles and spent 17 nights in Antarctica.… » 12/13/11 9:30am 12/13/11 9:30am