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  • #OpenWhineWednesday: Riding the Corduroy Into the Sunset

    04/04/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-4-18 | MOTUS
    Freshly groomed corduroy slopes at Deer Valley, before they turn to mush So here’s the deal, today is our last ski day of the season. Technically the resort is open through Sunday but the weather for the rest of the week is going to be warm and/or rainy. Now, there was a time when I loved skiing in spring’s soft, slushy, corn snow. But that time was about 20 years ago, when my knees still had reasonably functioning cartilage and tendons that still had a little stretch left in them. So today is it: the last day of the season...
  • Avalanche Closes Squaw Valley Ski Resort

    03/02/2018 11:12:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 2, 2018
    An avalanche prompted the closure of the Squaw Valley ski resort in Northern California Friday. The Placer County Sheriff's Department tweeted that it appears that all skiers and snowboarders had been accounted for. KCRA Reporter Tom Miller posted dramatic video of snowboarders and skiers digging out a man buried under snow.
  • Spanish Extreme Sportsman Becomes First to Ski Down Norway's Troll Wall

    02/27/2018 1:28:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 26 February 2018
    Kilian Jornet from Spain became the first person to ski down Norway's Troll Wall after completing the daredevil feat last week. The skier completed a descent down the Fiva route on the extreme peak in Romsdal, reports Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Several extreme skiers have considered the route in the past, but none have previously completed the feat, according to the report. "It was all very interesting because it is a very 'logical' and attractive line for skiing," Jornet told NRK via an SMS. The Spaniard has spent two years planning and assessing possible ways of skiing down the Fiva route,...
  • Which Winter Sports are The Most Beneficial

    02/17/2018 5:13:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 70 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 12:28pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Today is the 10th day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Since one of the main goals of the Olympics is to popularize physical activity, here we will discuss which winter sports are considered to be the best for one’s health. Check out the benefits of Skating, Curling and Snowboarding compared to skiing. The first association most people have with the words "winter sports" are skis. Indeed, many studies show that skiing can help people to lose weight, increase their stamina, strengthen the cardiovascular system and even immunity, and improve respiratory function. It may seem that, compared to...
  • NBC Erroneously Declared Olympic Winner in Women’s Super-G Before Finals Ended (tr)

    02/17/2018 9:14:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 17, 2018 | Devon Ivie
    NBC Olympics✔ @NBCOlympics You'd be shocked, too. 😱 Ester Ledecka, a world champion SNOWBOARDER, shocks the field to win a surprise-gold by 0.01 in alpine skiing women's super-G! #WinterOlympics http://bit.ly/2BL0w0l 1,749 people are talking about this As the old saying goes: Don’t you dare cut away to the figure skating until all of the skiers have their time in the snow. NBC learned this the hard way during the network’s Olympics coverage on Friday evening, when commentators Bode Miller and Dan Hicks decided to crown Anna Veith, one of the most dominant Super-G competitors in the world, the winner of...
  • The Trump Curse: Lindsey Vonn Will Not Represent President Trump at the Olympics.

    12/10/2017 9:22:05 AM PST · by Bon mots · 70 replies
    The Bon Mots Drawing Room ^ | December 10, 2017 | Bon Mots
    In fact, she probably won't be representing anybody.
  • Near Death Experience

    Tree wells are very scary, never ski alone. If his father had not been there to pull him out of this tree well, the son most likely would have died.
  • Ohio Woman, 21, Killed in Skiing Accident at Bear Mountain: Coroner

    11/30/2015 5:53:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | Melissa Palmer
    Natalie E. Altieri of Canton, Ohio, was skiing at Bear Mountain when she collided with a metal stairway, according to a brief San Bernardino County coroner statement. Altieri was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour later after the collision.
  • Ski Season Officially Over In Colorado After A-Basin Closed On Sunday

    06/15/2015 3:21:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    CBS4 ^ | June 14, 2015
    The ski season is now officially over in Colorado after Arapahoe Basin shut down their chairlifts on Sunday. ... This year’s season lasted 237 days.
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • Winters in Tahoe ain't getting warmer

    02/27/2015 9:39:31 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/27/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The winter of 2014-2015 may be a very warm one, but it is not part of a significant trend during the past several decades. It is hard to link a single warm winter to climate change when the recent trends are toward cooling.
  • Remembering the Blizzard of ‘78, 35 years later [on the eve of Boston being buried, again]

    02/08/2015 3:00:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2015
    Snow surrounded a car on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester during early morning hours on Feb. 7, 1978. The 1978 blizzard blanketed much of the region with snow on Feb. 6 and 7, with 27.1 inches accumulating at Logan Airport. [snip] Gandolf, an Irish setter, watched Martine Carroll, 14, walk down Trenton Street. [snip]
  • Lindsey Vonn Ties All-Time Record for World Cup Wins, Could Break 35-Year-Old Record on Monday

    01/18/2015 10:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Web Pro News ^ | Jan. 18 2015 | Pam Wright
    Lindsey Vonn has tied a 35-year-old record for most World Cup wins after winning a downhill Sunday. Sunday’s tie was all the sweeter after Lindsey Vonn’s comeback from two serious knee injuries to match Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record of 62 World Cup wins. Sunday’s win in Cortina was her third downhill win this season and the eighth of her career. Lindsey Vonn‘s wins include 32 downhills, 20 super-Gs, three giant slaloms, two slaloms and five combined races. ... Other wins that are not included in World Cup stats include a gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and well...
  • 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...
  • 4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results

    07/11/2014 7:55:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Xfinity ^ | 7-11-14
    Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the surname of her Thai father, she finished a distant last among the 67 racers who completed the two runs in the Olympic giant slalom. To earn enough points to be eligible for the games in February, she had to compete in official races in Sweden, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland. The Slovenian Ski Association said Friday it found evidence indicating that the races it hosted...
  • Sochi 2014: Mikaela Shiffrin, 18, is poised to be next great American skier

    01/24/2014 6:38:42 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/24/13 | Barry Svrluga
    Before Mikaela Shiffrin even reached her teens, she was like so many small skiers, tugged by a Poma lift up a hill, idle time between runs for adjusting goggles and wiping noses. This was at Burke Mountain Academy, a Vermont school for young, elite ski racers, and Shiffrin was a star there by any measure, with a propensity for seeking the kind of perfect turns that — eventually, linked together, over and over — lead to race wins. She skipped no steps. As she sat back and let the rope tug her up the hill, Shiffrin watched the other skiers...
  • Schumacher's condition improves

    12/31/2013 5:47:47 AM PST · by mykroar · 6 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 12/31/13 | BBC News
    Former motor racing champion Michael Schumacher's condition has improved slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain, his doctors have said. A new scan taken overnight showed signs that he was "better than yesterday", but he was still "not out of danger", doctors said. The seven-time Formula 1 champion suffered head injuries on Sunday in a skiing accident in the French Alps. He was put in a medically-induced coma. An initial scan on Monday night showed "an improved situation" and indicated a window of opportunity for a second operation, doctors said. The family took the "difficult decision" to...
  • On the Trail With the First Skiers

    12/17/2013 11:20:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Dec 2013 | Mark Jenkins
    An ancient culture in the Chinese Altay Mountains offers a glimpse of how skiing evolved. The hunting party slowly glides into the Altay Mountains in search of elk. It is dead calm, minus 38°F. Just as their ancestors have for millennia, the five men traverse deep, feathery snow buoyed on handmade skis hewed from spruce, with strips of horsehide attached to the bottoms. In lieu of poles each man carries a single wooden staff. Since boyhood, they have learned to master their deceptively crude equipment with exquisite efficiency and grace—the grain of the horsehair providing traction to move uphill and...
  • Where’s my snow? Aspen’s point man spills the beans.

    11/26/2013 6:41:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 26, 2013 | Jules Older
    Auden Schendler has the somewhat daunting title of Vice President, Sustainability for Aspen Skiing Company. He’s also become the point man for global warming in the snowsports industry. He was predicting its dire effects when most of his colleagues either stayed silent or practiced willful denial. Some still are.
  • Obama plays golf, attends college basketball playoff game

    03/30/2013 6:27:08 PM PDT · by John W · 27 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2013 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama had the kind of Saturday that many men dream of having, playing golf and attending a college basketball playoff game. Midday found him at Joint Base Andrews, the Air Force base on the outskirts of Washington where Air Force One is kept. He teed off at one of the base courses with friends Marty Nesbitt, Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush. After a couple of hours, enough to probably play nine holes, Obama had his motorcade whisk him to the Verizon Center sports arena, where Syracuse defeated Marquette to advance to the semifinals of the...