| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The fog in Oslo, Norway was so thick Friday that spectators at the bottom of the windswept ski-jump hill at the World Nordic Ski Championships could see little more than the moment the women athletes skied through the finish area.......
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The music of Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood flows into your ears like a clump of lard melting in the iron skillet of your soul. Or something like that. The duo, which just released the absolutely spot-on soft rock parody......
| Sep 7, 2010
Attention Olympic hopefuls: If you want to minimize your risk of injury, you're better off competing in a Summer Games sport than a Winter Games event.
That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed 287 injury reports from the 2010 Winter Games in...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 7:03 AM
Michigan has a variety 'silent' winter activities for families that can be enjoyed on any budget from snowshoeing to skiing to ice fishing and skating.
Snowshoes are a great way to explore the winter wonderland. It's inexpensive and a...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:47 PM
If you ask a serious Midwestern downhill skier or snowboarder the best places to pursue those passions, you may be told: Out west. Out east. The Alps. South America.
Anywhere, that is, but here. This is the Midwest, dude. It's flat. Cross-country skiing?...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:48 AM
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Sandwiched between the magnificence of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains, Grand Marais seems ho-hum. But don't let its disheveled downtown deceive. This is one of the best bases for exploring the North Shore. Stay in a...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:44 AM
Some years, Connecticut gets barely enough snow to make a snowball. Other years, when the snow falls fast and deep, there are plenty of opportunities for cross-country skiing.
Just a few places in the state offer groomed trails, where machines...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:37 AM
SEATTLE — When winter slithers into Seattle, bringing dank darkness, it's easy to hide in the house and yearn for spring.
Instead, head for the snow and go cross-country skiing.
Within about a half-day's drive of Seattle are world-class...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:46 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — The Porter clan, 14 strong, were assembled at Park City Ski Resort for the last ski run of the family's annual winter reunion. But Nick, 14, and Andrew, 12, oldest of the cousins, had other ideas.
"Aw, Mom, this is our last chance...
| Dec 29, 2011
As the calendar flips away to a new year, Chicagoans are used to finding themselves weary from weeks of burrowing through dreadful winter weather and dour at the thought of several more months to go.
But the outlook for 2012 is markedly brighter. The...
| Jul 25, 2011
Cue Simpsons-Comic-Book-Store-Guy voice: Best. Band. Ever!
If you're a good drummer, it's a physically demanding job. To be the greatest, you must follow a training regimen that goes beyond the lighted stage.
A recent reader's poll in Rolling Stone...
| Aug 5, 2011
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CAMELBEACH MOUNTAIN WATERPARK, P.O. Box 168, Tannersville, 570-629-1661, Voted No.1 water park; 30 water slides, flowrider, pharaoh's...