Kathryn

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These Are the 100 Best Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, released its year-end list of the 100 best restaurants in America today. The list—which is …

Four Wineries Bringing New Energy and New Design to Napa Valley

The winery visiting experience in California’s Napa Valley — an ever popular tourist draw — is getting a shake-up. A spate of new wineries in innovative spaces promise to offer guests a visit unlike the traditional group tour and tasting that's typical in the region.<p>Judy Stein, a Napa Valley …

Napa Valley

21 Mountains to Ski Down With Great Craft Breweries at the Bottom

This winter, incorporate one of these craft breweries into your next snow-packed beercation.<p>Mt. Baker, Washington + North Fork Brewery<p>It’s not every …

The Best Touring Boots on Sale Now

A good touring boot is lightweight, maneuverable, and flexible for the skin track, then locks in securely for the descent far beyond the rope line. …

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

27 Innovative Products from Europe’s Most Important Outdoor Gear Show

There’s still over a month to go before the outdoor industry convenes in Denver to talk shop and reveal all the new technology and products gear …

GoPro Footage Taken By Teenager During Fatal Vail Avalanche Shown To Jury

On Friday, the jury in the wrongful death lawsuit against Vail Resorts was shown footage taken by Taft Conlin, the 13 year old who was killed in an …

4 Amazing and Breathtaking Aerial Lifts You Should Ride in Japan

Japan has various ropeways located in breathtaking locations that one must visit. There are approximately 170 ropeways, of which 36 are seasonal, …

The Best Photography in Skiing

Nothing comes close to the beauty captured by Powder’s contributing photographers. These images, and more, were first published in the Shooting …

This Swiss hotel has a ski slope as its roof

<b>A new Swiss hotel design is taking the concept of ski-in-ski-out accommodation to new heights.</b><p>The luxury hotel, to be built at a Swiss ski resort, …

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

Fair managers can reap big dividends. Extensive research finds that employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, helpful to colleagues, more committed to their workgroups and the organization, and less likely to steal or be rude to others.<p>Yet, all too often, employees find themselves …

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Sexual Harassment

8 Negotiating Tactics Every Successful Entrepreneur Has Mastered

How you would negotiate if you were talking for the other side? Now you know how your offer looks to them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Deep down, we’re all a little greedy. We all want the best outcome for ourselves. We can’t help but consider what’s in our own …

Gameplay

How to Ditch Your Splitboarding BF on a Powder Day

<i>Allow us to make an introduction: Meet Sweet Jane, our ski town advice columnist. Not her real name, also not that sweet. This sound advice was first</i> …

The Digital Retail Experience Is About to Be Redefined -- Again

Imagine a frictionless retail ecosystem, just a step up from where we are now.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Convenience has always played a significant role in the shopping experience, from the early supermarkets to the first 7-Eleven locations (literally dubbed …

eCommerce

8 Must-Visit Aprés Ski Decks

As if you don’t have enough reasons to love skiing, here's another: Ours is the only sport whose name combines with a French prefix to form a new …

How Engineers Can (Unknowingly) Hold Themselves Back As Leaders

Rising to your full potential as a leader is challenging no matter what industry you hail from. While most leaders, male and female, face similar challenges in that pursuit, I’ve noticed that technical leaders (specifically, engineers) fall prey to a unique set of mindsets and behaviors that block …

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

A Different Kind of Alaskan Ski Story

Most stories you read or watch or listen to in ski media about Alaska involve helicopters, perfect spines, professional skiers, and blue sky. Reality …

Skiing

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Public Speaking

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

3 Simple Things Every Successful Pitch Needs

'Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch' judge Brandon Webb shares the vital ingredients to a winning pitch.<p>As a former U.S. Navy SEAL and head sniper instructor, Brandon Webb helped train Chris Kyle and some of the most elite snipers in SEAL history. Since leaving the SEALs, Webb founded and serves as CEO of …

Entrepreneurship

Drunk tourist in the Alps accidentally climbs mountain instead of returning to hotel

An Estonian tourist in the Alps had a lucky escape at the weekend when he got drunk and climbed a mountain instead of returning to his hotel.<p>The …

16 Colorado Ski Areas Will Close This Week Despite Great Conditions

Image: Keystone Resort | April 7th 2018 – Cover Image: Aspen SnowmassEnding what will go down as a not so great ski season, eight of Colorado’s 24 …

Skiing

'Flippy' the burger-flipping robot is taken offline after just one day

'Flippy' the burger-flipping robot has been taken offline after working just one day at a fast food restaurant in California.<p>Flippy was supposed to …

4 Things Every CEO Needs to Focus on Daily

When you're motivated to move forward, don't overlook these four key areas of improvement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you want your company to thrive?<p>Do you want your company to grow?<p>These might seem like silly questions, but for some, the answer is no. For …

Entrepreneurship

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere. It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.<p>However, …

Russian skier dies in avalanche in Gulmarg, four injured

An official of the town’s development authority said that the deceased and injured had ignored warnings.<p>An avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg …

Swiss Ski Team Is Having More Fun Than Any Team at the Olympics

After 20 years I still couldn’t figure out how these things work! Am I doing it right? 📽: @jonashunziker<p>A post shared by Fabian Bösch (@buhsch) on …

Winter Olympics 2018: Shaun White's heart condition inspires an army of loyal fans

White lives with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect<p>Shaun White is one of the most successful snowboarders in United States' history. A …