Death-defying feats of skiing

Bunny slopes at Monarch Mountain – and a smile before…well, you’ll see. I had shown up on a trapped-between-winter-and-spring Colorado day: warm temperatures, snow still on the ground, with the promise…

5 Reasons to Visit Alaska In the Winter

When most people think about Alaska, they think the following: cold, mountains, cold, bears, more cold, a certain ex-governor, and…cold.  Because of this not-entirely-inaccurate impression of my beloved state, most…

Never Fear Firsts

My new ski instructor, Mark, watches me for a moment. I’ve been practicing my new moves (these consist of walking forward, standing still without sliding down a hill and sometimes-…