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  • Ski areas forced to close due to record-low temperatures

    01/04/2017 6:10:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 30 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Jan. 03, 2016 | AP
    MISSOULA, Mont. - Four ski areas in western Montana have unexpectedly closed due to extreme cold and wind. Snowbowl outside of Missoula, Discovery Ski Area near Philipsburg and Blacktail Mountain near Lakeside all closed Monday due to weather. All three areas were also closed Tuesday. Great Divide near Helena also was closed Monday. It is closed on Tuesdays and officials said the extreme cold could impact skiing later in the week.
  • Whatever Happened to 'Agony of Defeat' Ski Jumper?

    08/22/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/15 | Thomas Neumann
    It's been nearly half a century since the term "agony of defeat" joined the lexicon of American sports. To this day, the phrase remains a broadcasting staple, whether it's coverage of the Olympics or any number of sports. A Google search for "agony of defeat" returns nearly 500,000 results. With that in mind, we revisit the viral video that made an indelible mark on the sports world long before the era of social media -- the frightful ski jumping crash from the opening montage of "ABC's Wide World of Sports."
  • Scottish ski coach killed in Alps

    03/11/2016 10:44:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | March 12, 2016 | bbc
    An "amazing" Scottish ski coach has died in an accident in the Alps. Aaron McLean, a co-founder of off-piste group British Freeride, is thought to have been instructing young skiers in the French mountain resort of Avoriaz when he died on Thursday afternoon. Mr McLean, 26, went to school in Edinburgh and learned to ski at Hillend. Snowsport Scotland said he was "a man of great enthusiasm and infectious energy".
  • Father-of-five, 39, behind the renowned Blackberry Farm luxury retreat dies in skiing accident

    02/27/2016 1:40:24 PM PST · by Cecily · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 27, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    The wealthy proprietor of Blackberry Farms, a world-famous resort in Tennessee, has died in a skiing accident. Sam Beall, 39, was killed while skiing in Vail, Colorado on Thursday leaving behind a wife, Mary Celeste, and five children. He was the son of Kreis and Sandy Beall, who founded the Ruby Tuesday chain.
  • Bill Johnson, first US skier to win Olympic downhill gold, dead at 55

    01/22/2016 10:58:32 AM PST · by John W · 42 replies
    AP via ^ | January 22, 2016 | AP
    Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55. Megan Harrod, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Alpine team, said Johnson died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Oregon. Johnson's health had been on the decline for several years after a series of strokes. Johnson won the downhill at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the first American to capture gold in Alpine skiing's marquee event. He was also the first American male to win an Olympic gold in...
  • Alpine tragedy: 2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche

    01/05/2015 11:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2015
    Two of America's brightest young ski prospects were killed Monday when an avalanche struck the Austrian Alps slopes where they were training for an international competition. Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier near Soelden, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races. Four other skiers who were practicing with them managed to ski out of the massive slide and emerged unscathed. "Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport -- both on the race course and skiing the...
  • Bones found in the Unterberg

    11/16/2014 6:25:30 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies ^ | 15 November 2014 | Sarah Cannings
    "I think this is now no chamois" Students see the Unterberg decades-old skeletal remains of a man. He could have been one of the first skiers. Investigators have even been possible clues to the identity of the dead. By Sarah Cannings Actually, the trip would have in the Unterberg just an exercise should be for students in Tübingen Cave AG, guided by the Salzburg cavers Georg Zagler. "I have them before that said that some people go missing in the lower mountain, and that you can always find bones of animals, so that they are not intended to scare," says...
  • One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport

    01/05/2014 6:36:27 PM PST · by wastedyears · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 5th, 2014
    One person died and two others were injured when a small plane crashed at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Colorado on Sunday, the Pitkin County Sheriff's office said.
  • North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment

    08/24/2013 4:58:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 24, 2013
    North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment SEOUL | Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:23am EDT (Reuters) - North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened U.N. sanctions are impacting the impoverished state. Under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who studied in the Swiss capital Berne and is believed to have enjoyed skiing in the Alps, the reclusive North has carried out work on the "Masik Pass" ski project since last year, in rivalry with South Korea which is...
  • Idaho Station Removes First Daughters Ski Trip Report

    03/29/2013 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    A local news affiliate in Idaho reported that the first daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are on a Spring Break ski trip in Sun Valley, Idaho. The story quickly spread across the Internet when picked up by the highly trafficked Drudge Report website.
  • Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount Snow

    02/10/2013 8:33:02 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 10, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount SnowBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York City --- February 10, 2013 …Mount Snow, in West Dover, Vermont will be attracting thousands of skiers in the coming days. After Blizzard Nemo blanketed the mountain with over a foot of fresh snow, all trails are expected to be open on a sunny Sunday. Ski towns in Vermont were hit with wind gusts of up to 45 mph on Saturday, which forced Mount Snow to close certain lifts until the winds died down. Mount Snow, for example, was only about half open, though...
  • U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook [Most of the Rockies Dry as a Bone and Getting Worse.]

    11/22/2012 4:25:58 PM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
  • Were Americans duped on Polish goverment plane crash by mainstream media?

    05/04/2012 10:30:42 AM PDT · by se99tp · 20 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | April 30, 2012 | J.R.Nyquist
    On 10 April 2010 a Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M crashed near the Russian city of Smoleńsk. All 96 people aboard the plane were killed, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. American media coverage of the crash is best represented by The New York Times, which offered the following description of what happened: “President Kaczyński’s plane tried to land in a thick fog, missing the runway and snagging treetops about half a mile from the airport in Smoleńsk….” This version of events has been repeated throughout the English-speaking media, and is consistent with official Russian claims. What other claims...
  • Mount Snow Vermont, Hunter Mountain Win Top Awards for Ski Conditions, Safety

    03/07/2012 12:53:29 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 15 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | March 3, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Mount Snow Vermont, Hunter Mountain Win Top Awards for Ski Conditions, SafetyBoth Mount Snow and Hunter Mountain have made large investments in new, safe equipment.By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, NY --- March 3, 2012 .... When selecting a ski area in New England or New York to spend both your hours and money at, by what criteria do we go by? First off, as a ski professional for more than three decades, I look at ski conditions. Ski conditions, snow making, grooming and honesty in reporting ski trail conditions determine whether I will be skiing on snow or...
  • Michelle Obama in Aspen for Ski Vacation

    02/18/2012 9:43:40 AM PST · by kristinn · 125 replies
    The Aspen Daily News ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2012 | Carolyn Sackariason
    First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Aspen on Friday afternoon and is here with her daughters for a ski vacation. Few details about her trip were available. Sources said she is staying at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners of the Aspen Skiing Co. She is reportedly skiing at Buttermilk today, where the Crowns, of Chicago, own a home on the Tiehack side. Several people have known about the “low-key” vacation, with the Secret Service in town for the past few days scoping out places for the family to relax and enjoy what the resort has to offer....
  • Sarah Burke, Freestyle Skier, Dies From Injuries in Training Run Fall

    01/19/2012 6:22:30 PM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    NYTimes ^ | January 19, 2012 | ANDREW KEH
    Sarah Burke, a top Canadian freestyle skier, died Thursday in Salt Lake City, nine days after crashing and striking her head during a training session within a 22-foot halfpipe in Park City, Utah. She was 29. The cause of her death was hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition that occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen, said a statement released Thursday afternoon by Burke’s publicist, Nicole Wool, on behalf of her family.
  • Mount Washington to open in July for first time ever (ski season extended - Australia prepares)

    06/24/2011 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    BC Local News ^ | 6/21/11 | Lindsay Chung
    Mount Washington to open in July for first time everBy Lindsay Chung - Comox Valley Record Updated: June 21, 2011 2:07 PM Thousands of people skied and snowboarded this weekend at Mount Washington — and this wasn't even their last chance. Mount Washington Alpine Resort opened to skiers and boarders in June for the second straight year this Father's Day weekend, and with so much snow still on the hill, the mountain will be opening for skiing and boarding July 1, 2 and 3 — the same time as it opens for summer operations with its Mile High Chairlift rides....
  • Jews Falling Downhill In the Snow (Ski Vanity)

    03/17/2011 8:35:05 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 17 March 2011 | Jewbacca
    Mrs. Jewbacca likes to ski. Strangely enough, I like to ski, and my daughters love to ski. I've been renting the skis/boots/poles everytime, and would love to catch the end-of-season sales on equipment. This is downhill skiing, we're moderate skiers, nothing crazy, nothing fancy --- typical 'blue diamond' skiers that might occasionaly go black diamond if the powder is there to slow us down, but sometimes just take it easy and take nice long greens --- parallel skiers, not wedge skiers. I want good, low-maintenance, skis and boots that are still cool enough that my daughters won't get embarrassed by...
  • Georgia scientist pleads guilty to punching girl on ski slopes (41yr old man punches 14yr girl)

    03/09/2011 10:48:36 AM PST · by rawhide · 366 replies ^ | 3-9-11
    A Decatur man accused of punching a 14-year-old girl in the face for running into his son on the slopes in Colorado has pleaded guilty to third-degree assault. The Vail Daily reported Tuesday that the plea from 41-year-old Scott Filler, a renowned malaria expert, was for a misdemeanor stemming from the December incident at Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Police reports say Filler thought the teen was skiing carelessly when she bumped into his 4-year-old son. Eagle County sheriff's deputies say that's when he jumped on the girl and hit her with his fist. The girl said she was swerving to...
  • Michelle Obama's big 'sacrifces' on her Vail vacation

    02/21/2011 7:38:16 AM PST · by FTJM · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/21/11 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It has been almost a month and a half since the Obama family returned from 10 days in Oahu. With all the breastfeeding advice she's been giving out lately, an exhausted First Lady is long overdue for some R & R. Relinquishing her role as tireless workaholic, Michelle decided to revisit last year's mother/daughter ski trip to the Ski Liberty Resort in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania. Only this year, the Obama women have taken to the slopes in Vail, Colorado on a "private family trip" accompanied by "several close friends." When unveiling his budget, Michelle's husband reminded Americans, "Everybody's going to...
  • Michelle Obama in Vail for weekend (Joe BiteMe visits Key Largo)

    02/19/2011 10:47:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | 2/18/11 | Randy Wyrick
    Michelle Obama in Vail for weekendRandy Wyrick Friday, February 18, 2011 VAIL, Colorado — First lady Michelle Obama is among the Presidents Day weekend crowd. Obama arrived Friday night for a weekend of skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek, according to local sources. A motorcade of about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers, traveled from the Eagle County Regional Airport to Vail on Friday night, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Roads were temporarily blocked to make way for the motorcade in Eagle. The motorcade entered an underground garage beneath the Sebastian hotel in Vail...
  • Breaking - Skiers Injured, Stranded After Lift Collapse at Sugarloaf in Maine (live Video)

    12/28/2010 10:24:59 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 4 replies · 1+ views
    ECR/CNN ^ | 28 Dec 10 | EC
    Well, here's something that's going on right now. Apparently Robb Atkinson, and a bunch of other skiers were on Sugarloaf in Maine this morning when the skilift "dropped 20 or 30 feet" and stalled around 10AM. Stuck on a lift in freezing temperatures for hours on end, Mr. Atkinson did what anyone would do in that situation - he called CNN, where they are covering the event live. If you're addicted to live crises, or just sitting in your office this week without much to do, the live video is right below... Prayers up for those injured and/or stranded at...
  • Sugarloaf Ski Lift Derailment Leaves Several Injured in Maine

    12/28/2010 9:10:22 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 40 replies · 5+ views
    FOX News ^ | 28 December 2010 | AP via FOX News
    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- An official at Maine's Sugarloaf ski area says there injuries following a ski lift accident at the Carrabassett Valley resort. Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin calls the accident "a big deal." Austin says one of the resort's ski lifts derailed and five chairs came down.
  • Skier accused of hitting 14-year-old girl in Colo

    BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- A Georgia man has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse for allegedly punching a 14-year-old girl in the face after she ran into his young son at Colorado's Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Forty-one-year-old Scott Filler of Decatur allegedly hit the girl after she bumped into his 4-year-old son Friday. There was no answer at a telephone number listed for Filler
  • Slippery slope of ski-area security

    12/03/2010 9:49:17 AM PST · by MissTed · 29 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 12/3/10 | Staff
    What's next? Pat-downs at the church confessional? As travelers rightfully fret over excessive groping in airport security lines, it now seems skiers and snowboarders are subject to this growing game of pat-down. New policies at several Colorado ski resorts also are placing uniformed police in visible and active roles to curb excess in the very places that otherwise go out of their way to cater to excess. The most extreme example? Those waiting to board Steamboat Springs' gondola first must submit to police pat-downs, according to 5280 magazine's Kelly Bastone. Skiers and snowboarders "must unzip, de-layer, and turn out their...
  • Democrat Boucher Jets to Ski Country on Donor Dime, Comes Back With Cash

    10/23/2010 4:19:19 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 5 replies
    But now the Washington Examiner reports that Rick spent $40,000 on a super-posh event in Colorado ski country, around the same time Boucher became the floor manager for an important telecommunications bill. Of course, it's a complete coincidence that Boucher's PAC raised 5 times more money than it ever had from companies like Dish Network, DirecTV, Comcast, GoDaddy, T-Mobile and AT&T - all firms that have a vested interest in legislation before Boucher's subcommittee.
  • Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) Spends Campaign Money on Cars and Ski Trips with Donors

    10/21/2010 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/10 | David Freddoso
    Boucher's leadership PAC, the Committee for Southwest Virginia, has spent something north of $40,000 this cycle for lodging, catering, airfare and car rental for what appear to be late-winter jaunts to the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon, Colo. There appear to have been two trips, apparently fundraisers, taken in early 2009 and 2010. (Boucher's campaign spokeswoman did not respond to my inquiries in time for publication.) The combined hotel bill at the Westin is $36,000. Catering from Chef De Cuisine Epicurean Services, the Juniper Restaurant in nearby Edwards, and Vail Catering Concepts, cost $4,100. Politicians use leadership PACs...
  • Terrible news

    02/15/2010 5:24:54 AM PST · by cbkaty · 30 replies · 2,331+ views
    Lonestar Times ^ | 02/15/2010 | David Benzion
    Our prayers to Edd and Nina, as well as all the entire Hendee family, on the loss of their son, Edd Jr. A Connecticut man died on Saturday after he hit a tree while skiing on Stratton Mountain, according to the Winhall Police Department. Edd K. Hendee, 33, of Riverside, Conn., was pronounced dead around noon on Saturday, police said. Winhall Police Sgt. Thomas Crowe said Hendee had been on the mountain skiing with a friend. Around 11 a.m., Hendee took the North American Trail. The trail is rated for experts, but Hendee’s family and friends told police he was...
  • Ski resorts' big white lie

    01/30/2010 12:38:07 PM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 14 replies · 621+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 30 2010 | RITA DELFINER with AP
    <p>Some ski areas do a snow job on skiers -- exaggerating weekend snowfalls to get schussers to come on down, a study found.</p>
  • Big Bear area closed to visitors

    01/24/2010 10:05:06 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 19 replies · 1,082+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/24/10 | Ari Bloomekatz
    Citing strained food and fuel supplies because of rough weather and tough road conditions, San Bernardino County officials Sunday evening closed visitors' access to the Big Bear Valley. "It's been very difficult, if not impossible, for fuel trucks to get up the mountain and for trucks carrying food to get up to grocery stores," said David Wert, spokesman for San Bernardino County. "The gas stations are running out of gas, and the grocery stores are running out of food." The closure comes at the peak of ski season and is a blow to local businesses and resorts that rely on...
  • White House defends NCTC head: We said he could go on vacation after attack

    01/07/2010 1:35:36 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 733+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/07/10 | BY Kenneth R. Bazinet AND James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - The Obama White House rushed Thursday to defend a top counterterror official who went on a ski vacation for six days after an alleged Al Qaeda bomber attempted to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day....Leiter "took six days of annual leave after the event," and did so "only after explicit consultations with both the White House and the Director of National Intelligence"
  • Antiterrorism Chief took ski pass - remained on slopes after Christmas bomb attempt

    01/07/2010 10:39:55 AM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies · 526+ views ^ | January 7, 2010 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Christmas Day, the Daily News has learned. Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center since 2007, decided not to return to his agency's "bat cave" nerve center in McLean, Va., until several days after Christmas, two U.S. officials said. "People have been grumbling that he didn't let a little terrorism interrupt his vacation," said one of the sources. The NCTC, the post-9/11 clearinghouse for intelligence to detect terror plots against the...
  • Colorado ski town legalizes pot

    11/03/2009 10:39:46 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 24 replies · 1,826+ views
    AP ^ | 11/4/2009
    <p>DENVER – The Colorado ski town of Breckenridge has voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana.</p> <p>Early returns Tuesday night showed the proposal winning with 72 percent of the vote.</p>
  • Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Now Open [ 7 weeks early ]

    10/07/2009 8:14:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies · 493+ views ^ | Oct. 7, 2009 | unattributed
    - Resort Opening Earlier Than Ever Before - The 2009-2010 season at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is underway, the earliest the resort has ever been open. Unseasonably cold nighttime temperatures and aggressive snowmaking efforts have produced snow on Chair Three, Rabbit Peak, the only lift and trail scheduled to open. “There are many skiers and snowboarders who love to jib on our freestyle terrain features, and we expect many families to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn the sport and have fun so early in the season,” said Base Operations Manager Craig Baldwin. * snip...
  • Autumn Arrives Today But for Some It Feels More Like Winter

    09/22/2009 12:04:00 PM PDT · by dopplerdale · 16 replies · 855+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 9/22/09 | Dale Bader
    The snow is flying across the portions of the Colorado Rockies above 6,500 feet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for tonight into Wednesday afternoon. Snowfall
  • VA Secretary Opens Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

    03/30/2009 4:21:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 283+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 30, 2009 – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki opened the 23rd annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here last night, encouraging more than 400 participants he said had found their way “to the top of the mountain in search of miracles.” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, center, chats with participants in the 23rd annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., during a March 29, 2009, “Taste of Aspen” celebration that kicked off the six-day event. Among participating veterans are, left, retired Army Cpl. Allen Babin, an 82nd Airborne...
  • The vets are coming, the vets are coming

    03/29/2009 4:15:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Snowmass Sun ^ | March 24, 2009
    more than 400 severely injured veterans – 34 of whom hail from Colorado – will take part in the 23rd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic from March 29 through April 3. It is the largest adaptive event of its kind in the world. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and co-sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the clinic teaches veterans with disabilities in adaptive alpine and Nordic skiing, and introduces them to a number of other adaptive recreational activities and sports. It’s open to U.S. military veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic...
  • Extreme Skier Shane McConkey Dies in Base Jumping Accident

    03/27/2009 1:01:01 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 106 replies · 8,262+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-27-2009
    Friday, March 27, 2009 Print ShareThisCanadian extreme skier and base jumper, Shane McConkey, died Thursday following a ski-base accident that ocurred while filming his latest movie in Italy, the Inquisitr reported. McConkey, 39, experienced problems in the air after jumping off of a cliff in the expectation that he would be able to detach his skis and deploy his parachute, thus enabling him to glide safely to the ground, according to the Inquisitr. According to a witness, one of McConkey's skis failed to detach causing him to spin out of control and ultimately prevented him from deploying his parachute, the...
  • Medical examiner: Natasha Richardson died from trauma to the head; Broadway lights to be dimmed

    03/19/2009 1:09:05 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 80 replies · 2,658+ views
    Tony-winning actress Natasha Richardson was killed by a blunt trauma to the head and her death was ruled an accident, the city Medical Examiner reported Thursday. Richardson sustained an epidermal hematoma - a blood clot that forms upon impact and starts growing between the brain and the skull - after wiping out Monday on the bunny slope while skiing at a Canadian resort. "This is a very treatable condition if you're aware of what the problem is and the patient is quickly transferred to a hospital," Dr. Keith Siller of New York University Langone Medical Center said. "But there is...
  • Canadian MP calls for ski safety helmet standards [Socialized Medicine Alert]

    03/19/2009 5:58:43 PM PDT · by melt · 36 replies · 790+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/19/09 | AFP
    <p>OTTAWA (AFP) — A Canadian lawmaker on Thursday said the government was "irresponsible" for not mandating newer standards for safety helmets on ski slopes after several injuries and deaths, including actress Natasha Richardson.</p> <p>"The recent serious brain injuries on Canada's ski slopes are tragic reminders that these brain injuries are preventable," opposition MP Hedy Fry said in a statement.</p>
  • Should ski helmets be compulsory?

    03/19/2009 11:05:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 121 replies · 1,563+ views
    The death of Natasha Richardson has sparked a debate about whether it should be mandatory for skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets. There's been a sharp rise in the number of people wearing helmets after several high-profile ski accidents this winter and some compulsion has already come in. However, the medical evidence is not conclusive and it's not thought any widespread compulsion is imminent in the Alps.
  • Report: Natasha Richardson brain dead at 45

    03/17/2009 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 160 replies · 8,685+ views
    UPI ^ | March 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM
    Natasha Richardson died Tuesday, a day after suffering a head injury in a Canadian skiing accident, a source close to her family told OK!. She was 45. The magazine said on its Web site that Richardson's loved ones decided to take her off life support Tuesday after she was declared brain dead. "The family is devastated," the source told OK! The British-born actress was the daughter of stage and film great Vanessa Redgrave and the late director-producer Tony Richardson. She also was the sister of actress Joely Richardson and the wife of Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson, her co-star in...
  • Natasha Richardson is Brain Dead (was in Parent Trap, married to Liam Neeson)

    03/17/2009 2:03:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 57 replies · 7,034+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3-17-09 | Michael Riedel
    CRITICALLY INJURED IN SKIING ACCIDENT ### Actress Natasha Richardson is brain dead - after falling in a ski accident in Canada - and is now on sad journey home to New York, friends told The Post today. Richardson, who was being treated at a Montreal hospital, is being transported to New York this afternoon so her mom Vanessa Redgrave, two children and other loved ones can say goodbye before she's taken off life-support, friends said.
  • Natasha Richardson Feared Brain Dead

    03/17/2009 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 104 replies · 6,665+ views
    MTV ^ | 03.17.09
    Actress Natasha Richardson, 45, has been reported as 'brain dead' after spending the past 24 hours in a critical condition. Although many reports have not yet confirmed, Time Out New York is reporting that close friends and family have been informed of the sad news. Natasha, wife of fellow actor, Liam Neeson was involved in the accident whilst on a holiday break in the Quebec resort of Mount Tremblant. Natasha and Liam have been married for 15 years, and have two sons aged 13 and 11 that survive her as well as her sister Joely Richardson and mother Vanessa Redgrave.
  • Natasha Richardson Brain Dead After Ski Accident

    03/17/2009 1:32:04 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 46 replies · 2,977+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2009 | Fox News
    Sources close to Tony-award winning actress Natasha Richardson tell that the 45-year-old actress is brain dead, and being transported back to New York City before she is to be taken off life support. Richardson's condition deteriorated following a skiing accident on a beginner's trail at the Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, Canada. Richardson, who is married to actor Liam Neeson, had been reported in serious condition with a head injury by multiple outlets.
  • Alaska's Sen. Murkowski injured in skiing accident

    03/14/2009 5:38:37 AM PDT · by radar101 · 15 replies · 917+ views
    Fairbanks News-Miner ^ | March 10, 2009 | Rachel D'Oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski suffered a serious knee injury while skiing and will be confined to a wheelchair for several days, her aide said Tuesday. The Alaska Republican tumbled as much as 300 feet at the Alyeska Ski Resort south of Anchorage, according to the ski patrol. "I've been skiing all my life, and this was just one of those unfortunate accidents that can occur on the slopes on any given day," Murkowski said in a statement Tuesday. The senator tore two ligaments and cartilage in her left knee and underwent an MRI exam in Washington...
  • Skier Suffers Exposure- Man Left Dangling Pantless After Vail Lift Mishap

    01/06/2009 7:05:32 AM PST · by Red Boots · 83 replies · 4,362+ views
    JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Friday morning.
  • Edgy snowboard graphics test liberal Vermont

    01/05/2009 11:15:16 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 63 replies · 4,416+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 5, 2009 | Aimee Picchi
    Edgy snowboard graphics test liberal Vermont By Aimee Picchi Globe Correspondent / January 5, 2009 BURLINGTON, Vt. - For Nicole Zarrillo, seeing a snowboarder with one of Burton Snowboards' new Playboy designs at a Vermont ski slope underscored the reasons why many Vermonters - including her boss - are protesting the new men's snowboards. "When you really think about it, it's a young man standing on top of a naked woman's body," said Zarrillo, 38, an office manager for a nonprofit based in Burlington, also home to Burton's headquarters.
  • Four feet of snow and counting in SW Colorado (GlowBull Warming Update)

    12/27/2008 8:14:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies · 1,027+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12-26-2008 | Demetria Gallegos
    Up to 4 feet of snow and drifts exceeding 6 to 8 feet are frosting southwestern Colorado. It's still falling today, even after 40 inches of snow was reported over the past 24 hours at Silverton. A blizzard warning ended at noon for the West Elk and Sawatch ranges and the western San Juans. The National Weather Service says the total snow accumulation from this storm in towns such as Telluride could be 18 to 36 inches by late afternoon. A winter-storm warning will end at 6 p.m. today for much of the rest of the southwestern mountains. Travel has...
  • More snow, cold head for Aspen

    12/20/2008 7:31:45 AM PST · by ricks_place · 8 replies · 640+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | December 19, 2008 | Aspen Times Staff Report
    ASPEN — The snow in Aspen just keeps on coming, but it may be too cold to enjoy it by Saturday. A winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on local ski slopes over the past two days has moved out, but another system is headed for Aspen Friday night. So are plummeting temperatures and a brutal wind chill. On the heels of the winter storm warning that expired Friday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the northwest mountains of Colorado, including Aspen and Snowmass, starting Friday evening. It extends until...