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On a recent trip to the French Alps, I tried my hand at equestrian skijoring, which is essentially a horse pulling you on cross-country skis. While it may take some time for the sport to make a comeback at the Winter Games, there are plenty of ways to get your DIY Olympics on in the alpine wonderland that has played host to the Winter Olympics three times.

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Skiing for Beginners

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to ski. With the right gear, a little help, and some advanced planning, it is possible to learn as an adult. And the best part? Being an avid traveler, previously unreachable corners of the globe — from Aspen to Zermatt — opened up to me.

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For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

Dreaming about hitting the slopes this weekend, but you think a quick getaway isn’t in your holiday budget? Last minute ski or snowboarding trip can be affordable thanks to this handy site. (Photo: Jeremiah Fry/My Shot)

National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott recently visited northern California with his family. This is the fourth of six reports. Read the first and second and third posts.   Northstar-at-Tahoe isn’t the first ski resort we’ve visited as a family. Just last week, we checked out the slopes in nearby Heavenly. And last year, we…

National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott recently visited northern California with his family. This is the third of six reports. Read the first and second posts. If you want to get to know your kids, take them skiing. But if you want to bond with them, go snow tubing.  Skiing may be one of the…

Taylor Kennedy, a Vancouver local who works with National Geographic Image Sales, spent last month giving us an insider’s perspective on the Olympic Games. Today, he reports from the Paralympic Games, which concluded on Monday. The Paralympic Games have an added twist that the Olympic Games did not have for me. It involved the sheer…

Jackson Hole is On Sale

Spring may be on the horizon, but Intelligent Travel Contributing Writer Cathy Healy doesn’t want you to pack away your skis quite yet. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — I was getting ready to tell you about how skiers of all ilk, including me, an impassioned green-run cruiser, can find their bliss in this valley of extreme…

Contributing Writer Cathy Healy knows a thing or two about traveling, but even she had to learn that there’s more than one way to enjoy Jackson Hole. TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. – Arggggggggg! I’m a fair-weather skier and this is the fairest of days. The sky is blue and the powder is deep. My family is…

Traveler’s Hotel Central editor Susan O’Keefe whets our appetite for some new meal options at Vail Resorts. The next time you pull off the slopes for a juicy hamburger served at one of Vail Resorts 40 mountain dining venues, it will feature all natural hormone- and antibiotic-free beef. Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail…

Green Skiing

This year’s ski season isn’t as focused on the white stuff, as it seems everyone on the slopes is now thinking green. The New York Times reports that “snow guns are using oil-free air compressors, mountaintop restaurants are being powered by solar panels, and carbon offsets can be purchased as part of your lift ticket.”…