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Some of us dream of a tropical getaway when the thermometer dips into the freezing zone. However, for the winter sports lovers among us, nothing beats packing up your gear and heading to the slopes for some downhill fun. Across Europe you’ll find resorts and mountains catering to your ski or snowboarding bug, but choosing the perfect destination for your…

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We recently featured a post about a man who took an eight-day cycling trip to Italy with his friends. And that made us wonder, how far would you be willing to travel for your favorite sport? Whether you love gliding down the powdered slopes at your favorite ski resort or prefer swimming for hours until your fingers prune, there’s a…

Head injuries on the ski slopes have decreased due to increased use of helmets and improved equipment, and the sport could be made even safer if everyone used the equipment properly.  In the 2009-10 season, a total of 25 skiers and 13 snowboarders died in a span of 59.8 million skier/snowboarder days, making the sport relatively safe—after all, 46 Americans…

Does talk of the upcoming winter Olympics have you channeling your inner Lindsey Vonn or Shaun White? Skiing and snowboarding are great winter activities -- fun meets fitness.  Regardless of where in the world you decide to visit to participate in these types of winter sports, there are some safety issues to consider:  protect your head and face, keep warm…

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