Beginner skiers may come to learn the basics at Big Snow, America's first indoor ski slope. Experienced skiers may come for the novelty.

Employees fear the corporate behemoth bit off more than it could chew, while pass holders cry foul about overcrowding and reduced hours

Everything from airplanes to your cell phone leaves audible marks on plants and wildlife. So sound specialists in parks around the country are working on setting a baseline for how noisy we're allowed to be.