Skiing

Mountain resorts offer more than just skiing. You don't have to leave the slopes for fine dining.
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 21, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From outdoor winter grills to intimate dining, ski resorts can provide more than sliding on snow. I've had some memorable slopeside getaway nibbles. It was February, but so warm at New Jersey's Mountain Creek Resort that we were shedding parkas and noshing on Nathan's...
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George Salter of Salter's Ski Shop
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 07, 2019 - 4:15 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Area skiers suffered a major loss last week when a unique Montgomery County ski shop went up in flames. The talent and one-of-a-kind equipment inside Salter's Ski Shop kept me on the slopes till I was 79. I would have been there at 80 and beyond if it wasn't for a...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever thought of spending your 70th birthday on a mountain with a pair of skis bound to your boots, that doesn't have to be a fantasy. A bit of history: When I started skiing, wooden boards and lederhosen were still the norm, and people wore patches that said...
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Lindsey Vonn
Alessandro Trovati/AP
January 21, 2019 - 7:05 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is going to take "the next couple/few days" to decide her future. Battling pain in both of her knees and after failing to finish better than ninth in three races this weekend, Vonn said Sunday that immediate retirement from ski racing "is a possibility...
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Friend time in the ski lift
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 18, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Caution: Embarking on a path to family snow sports zealotry will be expensive. But it does provide a lifetime sport to be enjoyed by you, your kids and, eventually, theirs. You'll make new friends and find weekend getaways and vacations that shrug off the stress of a...
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Tubing in the Poconos
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ski weekend with a crowd of friends doesn't have to just be about skiing. There are other temptations in the nearby Pocono Mountains. The Friday night party among gathered friends at the rented condo is a blast. But come morning, as some of us have visions of...
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Skiing on Elk Mountain
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 04, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's in a name? On the ski slopes, the name alone can be reassuring or intimidating. How about, "Ciao," "Jaws," Rip Cord," or "Plunge"? That's just one Vermont mountain where the names of super steep trails mean what they say. Then again, numerous hills sport names...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Half of the couple was panicked in the snow shouting, "I didn't do this on purpose." The other trying to calm things down — it was a personal ski lesson gone bad. As the ski season barrels into winter, it's important to remember that trying to teach a loved one a...
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Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
Courtesy of Kathryn Lloyd
December 21, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's no such thing as a free lunch or a free puppy — they all come with a cost. But we can at least boast of free or very low-cost winter outdoor recreation. Let's consider the ways. If you go fishing in the winter, you can either spend a lot of money to drop a...
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Dreamstime
November 30, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a disconnect when giving a gift of travel. Printouts of tickets and a brochure under a tree are nice, but they don't exactly create the spontaneous bubbling-with-excitement effect like a tangible gift, and the enjoyment won't be realized until the spring or...
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