Winter sports

World's best ski runs: 100 to 1

World's best ski runs: 100 to 1

Our panel of pros tells you where to ski. Or at least where they do
15 lesser-known ski resorts to check out this winter

15 lesser-known ski resorts to check out this winter

The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow
10 of the world's most beautiful ice skating rinks

10 of the world's most beautiful ice skating rinks

The best places to indulge our second-favorite thing to do with ice
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Dutch yearn for return of mythic ice skating race: Will 2013 be the year?

Dutch yearn for return of mythic ice skating race: Will 2013 be the year?

For 15 years, it’s been too warm for the Elfstedentocht ice skating marathon. But there are still places you can skate in the Netherlands
Magnificent: 7 stunning European ski lodges

Magnificent: 7 stunning European ski lodges

Euro prince or backpacking pauper, there are amazing winter sports destinations to fit all budgets this season
Thredbo: Australia's most European ski resort

Thredbo: Australia's most European ski resort

A weekend in the Snowy Mountains doesn't have to mean roughing it and living off pies
Ice skating at the beach?

Ice skating at the beach?

Hell freezes over as Sydney's winter festival turns the iconic sand into an ice-skating rink
Australian ski resorts see best-ever winter start

Australian ski resorts see best-ever winter start

First weekend of powder on the slopes brings crowds out in record numbers
Insider Guide: Best of Colorado skiing

Insider Guide: Best of Colorado skiing

Greatest ski resorts in the world? There's enough frontier spirit left in Colorado -- and mountains of world-class food and wine -- to argue the point all winter long
12 reasons to visit Japan in 2012

12 reasons to visit Japan in 2012

One top tourist draw for every month of the new year
Bizarre Nagano ski resort a winter hot spot

Bizarre Nagano ski resort a winter hot spot

Nozawa Onsen offers free hot springs, sake, fireworks and ... angry mobs?
7 best ski and snowboard resorts in Korea

7 best ski and snowboard resorts in Korea

Where to find the widest bunny slopes, fun crowds and hardcore runs in this mountain country
Holiday on ice: Seoul Plaza rink opens tonight

Holiday on ice: Seoul Plaza rink opens tonight

Skip the after-work drinking for an evening of skating: No water, no whiskey. Just ice.
Chinese tourists drive Japan’s winter sports recovery

Chinese tourists drive Japan’s winter sports recovery

China's skiers lead the way, as overall numbers improve too
Official Korean ski packages announced for international sports travelers

Official Korean ski packages announced for international sports travelers

Catch your chilly thrills while whizzing down the steepest runs in Gangwon province
Must-see photo: Ku Bon-Ryul soars at New Zealand Winter Games 2011

Must-see photo: Ku Bon-Ryul soars at New Zealand Winter Games 2011

Korean snowboarders compete in Snowboarding Big Air event. Photogs get wild photo op