Mountaintop dining is popular at ski resorts out west. While there aren't a lot of opportunities in the Midwest, there are a handful of ski resorts scattered around the Heartland that offer mountain top diners both great food and great views.
You just might fall in love with some of the deals awaiting you and your loved one in the mountains all across America. Here’s a sampling:
American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a local hospital after injuring her knee while landing after a jump midway down the super-G course at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Tuesday.
A day of skiing at Big Bear Lake, Calif., ended in tragedy Sunday as at least eight people were killed and 38 injured when a bus returning to Tijuana, Mexico spun out of control, struck a car, flipped and plowed into a pick-up according to news reports.
The West Yellowstone, Gallatin National Forest area of southern Montana, which includes Big Sky Resort, offers plenty of winter adventures to choose from. It ranks high among western trip choices for skiers/riders from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.
When the torch is lit at the Opening Ceremony Feb. 7 at the Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) in Lake Placid, N.Y., it will be witnessed by some 1,000 athletes who will converge on the Adirondack region for the four-day winter sports festival.
Vermont’s Pico Mountain will host blind and visually impaired skiers at its Sixth Annual Winter Ski Festival, Feb. 9-10.
At Arizona Snowbowl, where they are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this winter, it may be your age, your gender or the day of the week that will trigger a special deal on lift tickets.
Everything you will find in your favorite ski shop next fall is up for grabs this weekend as more than 19,000 suppliers, retailers, and reps jam-pack the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Jan. 31-Feb. 3.
One of the strongest contingents of U.S. alpine athletes are ready to go for the gold at the 2013 FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Feb. 4-17. It’s dubbed the “Ski Festival With A Heart.”
Western ski resorts are gearing up to give the San Francisco 49ers a boost while giving you the chance to ski and ride before settling into the Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3).
We are reaching the crescendo of the ski and ride season as late January turns into February and the popular Presidents Week holiday in mid-month. Resorts are multi-tasking as operation departments continue to pile up the snow and events departments nail down logistics.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner here are some of my favorite Heartland spots to combine snowsports and romance.
The Golden Fox Run in Maribor, Slovenia did nothing to stop the USA’s Lindsey Vonn as she won her 59th World Cup in the Giant Slalom. Meanwhile, in Aspen/Buttermilk, Maddie Bowman and David Wise, freeskiers, won ESPN X-Games gold.