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  • After a near-record 270 days, Mammoth Mountain's snow season is coming to a close

    07/26/2017 9:37:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 7/26/2017 | Mary Forgione
    During one of the longest ski seasons in California’s history, Mammoth Mountain is getting ready to say goodbye to skiers and snowboarders who’ve been relishing their time on the slopes deep into summer. The ski resort in Mammoth Lakes will be open daily for snow sports through Aug. 6. It chalked up a remarkable 270-day season after big winter snowfalls were helped by a late June snowstorm. Squaw Valley Resort overlooking Lake Tahoe in Olympic Valley, Calif., also had a long winter-into-summer run. It closed for the winter season July 15, marking its latest closing date in the resort’s history....
  • 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
    bbc.com ^ | 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 foxnews.com ^ | 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
    Suddeutsche.de ^ | 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
    ajc.com ^ | 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...