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Ski Cross

Guide to the Olympics: Ski Cross

Welcome to the throwdown, year one, also known as ski cross. A Winter X Games event since 1998, ski cross premieres this year as an event in the Winter Olympics. If you are wondering about gold, make sure to watch the two former ski racers, Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett, participating in the event.

Just outside Mammoth Lakes, you have to swim through the cold water of the river to get to warm bath water of Hot Creek. A desolate location, but usually full of people, enjoy the dusty, washboard roads on the drive to the springs.

Hot Springs in Ski Country

After a day of skiing, nothing feels better than a steamy soak in a tub. Except maybe a steamy soak in an all-natural, outdoor hot spring, which also helps eliminate fatigue, promote blood circulation, and loosen muscles and joints. We've searched high and low for the 13 best hot springs near ski towns. Find them all here. By Molly Baker.