Winter Travel

Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

For those of us in that vast portion of North America that has remained snow-free for most of the year, the idea of a snow monster haunting the frigid landscape outside the safe confines of our homes seems a bit abstract. But in Japan, it is a very real prospect, that is if you consider […]

Where To Find Unique Snowboarding Experiences Around The World

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Skiing/snowboarding/snowball fighting season may soon be coming to an end, but there’s still time to make some last-minute preparations to get somewhere that actually has snow (read: not in most of the U.S.). To help out in your planning, Matador put together a dream list of destinations for snowboarders who are looking for something a […]

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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, La Nina? WTF? With a recent system blanketing western Montana — we’re talking like one of those uber-beefy, 14-inch thick, […]

How Many People Visit The North Pole Every Year?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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 else did; and that there’s no place in the world you wouldn’t at least consider visiting. So how about the […]

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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 for winter sports. And for those of you within driving distance of slopes where you don’t have the fear of plowing […]

Heli-Skiing Dreams: Nevada’s Ruby Mountains

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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 springbreakers on our way to fresh corn-snow. That’s typically my M.O. once the calendar turns March. That is, of course, […]

Three Tips To Getting Your Ski Deals This Season

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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 us, since this year surpasses any in recent memory as far as early season snow goes. All this is great […]

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

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 night. Those hollers were unleashed for the sensory assault brought on by the premier of Warren Miller’s most recent epic […]

2010 Olympic Trip Conclusions: 12 Things Everyone Should Know

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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. I spun through a mall but, alas, no mittens. I spun through the Vancouver Olympic Center’s box office and, realizing […]

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

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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 ticket to the Classic Style Cross Country Sprint races. Since I’m cross country skiing illiterate, I really had no idea […]

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