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  • Ms. Hirschson worked with a family in which the kids lived "all over" but successfully shared and managed a ski-resort getaway this way, she says.

    Who Gets the Vacation Home?

  • Last year, Kelley and Jeff Barton bought their first vacation retreat in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., a ski-resort area about 350 miles from their home in Seal Beach, Calif.

    More Vacation Homes Within Reach

  • Farther north, theLoon Hot Dog Festival is held each year in the ski-resort town of Lincoln, N.H. While gondola rides and bungee jumping are part of the amusements, neither sound especially compatible with dog downing.

    A Looong Way From Coney Island

  • The 64-acre property in the ski-resort area was originally listed for $55 million in 2009; with about four fewer acres, it's now offered for $42.8 million.

    Russian Heiress Zhukova Sells Recently Bought Home in L.A.

  • The three IPOs—from ski-resort operator Peak Resorts Inc., lender HomeStreet Inc. and software maker WhiteSmoke Inc.—all cited market conditions in their decisions to postpone.

    Three IPOs Postponed; No Impact Seen on Zynga

  • Even if skiing fills you with abject terror as it does for me, no one should miss a day spent playing in the snow, topped off with ski-resort comfort food, copious restorative beer, and fireside cozying up.

    Fresh Powder: Time To Plan A Mountain Road Trip

  • Despite its unchanged old-world charm, visitors don't have to forego the contemporary luxuries of a smart hotel, spa or a modern ski-resort.

    Switzerland's Rugged Alpine Gem

  • And Juliette, unless you've ever stood on top of a mountain you've climbed however small, or close to a ski-resort you'll never know how satisfying all that messing about with ropes and crampons can be.

    Touching Duh Void

  • That dynamic is evident around this historic mining town of about 1,650, which had long opposed a ski-resort expansion from nearby Mt. Crested Butte to the neighboring national-forest lands of Snodgrass Mountain.

    Slump Mutes Call of the Wild

  • These quandaries are popping up wherever there are sizable woods -- from developing countries with vast tropical rainforests, like Brazil and Indonesia, to sylvan spots like the ski-resort town of Truckee, near Lake Tahoe in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.

    A New Fight Over Pollution Curbs Takes Root


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