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

3-Year-Old Girl Goes for Mile-Long Walk by Herself in the Middle of…

This ought to set your heart into overdrive: Hope Trott, a 3-year-old from Maine, woke up in the middle of the night on Wednesday and left her house all by herself. She then proceeded to walk a mile in fresh snow to a grocery store, because apparently she thought her mother was inside buying a pizza. It's not clear… » 2/23/12 11:15pm 2/23/12 11:15pm

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

People Manage to Complain About the Delightful Lack of Snowstorms

Though many of us appreciate that there's been little snow shoveling this year and we've yet to step into a puddle and get frigid street slush in our boot, some people aren't so happy about the bizarre lack of snow. Currently only 19% of the country is covered in snow, which is less than half of the average snow cover… » 1/06/12 11:50am 1/06/12 11:50am

People Are Paying Lots Of Money To Have Their Yards Covered In Fake Snow

If you had $20,000 to spare, what would you spend it on? A car? Your child's education? Investments? Donations to charities? Maaaybe, but you might also use it to pay to have your yard filled up with fake snow. Yes, that is a real thing! They've been doing it at ski hills for ages, but you can also have a snow machine… » 12/26/11 4:30pm 12/26/11 4:30pm