Winter Travel​​

Where To Ski This Winter (Now That It Has Arrived)
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Where To Ski This Winter (Now That It Has Arrived)

Now that La Nina has finally reared her head onto America’s northern Rocky Mountains, I’ve been rejuvenated to wax my skis in anticipation of escaping all those mind-numbing groomer runs and finding some powder. Really, […]

How Many People Visit The North Pole Every Year?
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How Many People Visit The North Pole Every Year?

So you’re one of those adventure, off-the-beaten-path travelers that revels in the fact that you don’t bother with those touristy destinations around the world; that you knew about Laos, Colombia and Jordan long before everyone […]

Check Out Our Favorite Site For Discount Lift Tickets
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Check Out Our Favorite Site For Discount Lift Tickets

Despite the fact that here in the U.S. we’ve been experiencing what some are calling a “Winterless Wonderland” due to the record-setting lack of snow in parts of the country, we are still entering the high season […]

Heli-Skiing Dreams: Nevada’s Ruby Mountains
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Heli-Skiing Dreams: Nevada’s Ruby Mountains

Raise your hand if you’re psyched about goggle-tan season. It’s getting to that time of year when the dedicated few attempt to ward off summer as long as possible by slaloming through legions of flailing […]

Three Tips To Getting Your Ski Deals This Season
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Three Tips To Getting Your Ski Deals This Season

Thanks to our good friend Ullr, most of us in North America have already begun the winter rituals of incessant Weather Channel watching and the consequent reveling in the spoils of the most recent snowstorms. Lucky […]

Traveling To Ski Or Skiing to Travel? Answer: Yes!
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Traveling To Ski Or Skiing to Travel? Answer: Yes!

While Matt was hobnobbing with famous actors-cum-travel writers (or vice versa), I spent my night sitting in a dark corner of a small theater. The audience’s energy was electric and the whoops erupted throughout the […]

2010 Olympic Trip Conclusions: 12 Things Everyone Should Know
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2010 Olympic Trip Conclusions: 12 Things Everyone Should Know

I left Whistler on another gorgeous, bright winter morning. Unfortunately, obligations exist. So I headed down to Vancouver in hopes of filling my mom’s order for several pairs of those cheesy mittens and curling tickets. […]

2010 Olympics Day 8: Cross Country Skiing And Barenaked Ladies (Not That Kind)
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2010 Olympics Day 8: Cross Country Skiing And Barenaked Ladies (Not That Kind)

I survived the hangover of 2010, and got up early this morning so I could catch a bus to Whistler Olympic Park, about 9 km down the Sea-To-Sky Highway from Whistler Village. I had a […]

2010 Olympics Day 6: Men’s Downhill And Whistler’s Olympic Revelry
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2010 Olympics Day 6: Men’s Downhill And Whistler’s Olympic Revelry

My head could spontaneous explode at any moment, so if this blog stops randomly in the middle of a sentence, someone call my parents. The showcase event of any Olympics is the men’s downhill skiing […]

2010 Olympics Days 4-5: Luge (The Wildest Sport On Earth)
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2010 Olympics Days 4-5: Luge (The Wildest Sport On Earth)

I believe I described skeleton, right here on TheExpeditioner.com, as “extreme headfirst sledding, in tights, somewhere within Avatar’s Pandora.” I still hold that to be true (stay tuned, there might be some tickets for these […]