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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ride down ski slope in giant inflatable ball turns deadly in Russia

    01/09/2013 7:55:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published January 09, 2013
    What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside. The transparent plastic ball -- called a zorb -- veered off course and sailed over a precipice in the rugged Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. The man who died, 27-year-old Denis Burakov, was with friends at the Dombai ski resort, where they frequently went snowboarding, on Jan. 3 when he decided to take a ride in a zorb being operated next to a beginners' slope. His friend Vladimir Shcherbakov joined him. An eight-minute video...
  • 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...
  • Massive Avalanche Takes Out French Ski Lift -- With Skiers On It

    03/05/2012 2:55:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    No one was reported hurt, so you can relax and watch these crazy videos of a ginormous, late-afternoon, wet avalanche at St. Francois-Longchamps, France, in the Savoie, destroying a quad chairlift. Some 70 people were on the lift and, incredibly, not one was injured and all were evacuated within two and a half hours.
  • Sarah Burke's medical bills necessitate donations (skier's death annoucement)

    01/21/2012 9:16:24 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 5 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | January 21, 2012 | gkingston@vancouversun.com
    VANCOUVER — Concerns about the financial burden on the family of freestyle skier Sarah Burke quickly dissipated Friday and talk turned to how best to honour the legacy of the halfpipe pioneer. Donations to a fund set up by her agent, Mike Spencer, had, by late afternoon, reached nearly $200,000, which was the “clarified” figure for the medical expenses incurred during the X Games star’s nine days of care at the University of Utah hospital. Burke, a 29-year-old resident of Squamish, B.C., passed away Thursday after sustaining irreversible brain damage as a result of a fall in training on a...
  • Police in Nev. seize pot from Utah-bound ski buses

    12/30/2011 11:05:02 AM PST · by thecodont · 21 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2011 | By KEN RITTER, Associated Press
    (12-29) 11:21 PST Las Vegas, NV (AP) -- A police chief in northern Nevada said Thursday he decided to use the discovery of marijuana on five Utah-bound buses carrying 250 underage skiers from Northern California as a teaching moment instead of an enforcement headache. Elko Police Chief Don Zumwalt said he offered a choice to the mostly teenage passengers from the Bay Area: They could spend their three-day ski and snowboard trip in juvenile detention in northeast Nevada, or they could turn over the illegal drugs voluntarily. The kids gave up the pot. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/12/29/state/n093604S31.DTL#ixzz1i2tWo6Gr