World Cup schedules for U.S. stops have been approved by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and each one will have implications for selections to U.S. Olympic teams in alpine and freestyle skiing and snowboarding at the Sochi Olympics in February.
Once the snow is gone, the Alps remain magnificent. The Guardian newspaper in the UK has 10 picks for you to try this summer. Here are travel writer Sean Thomas’s choices and comments.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un isn’t happy with either progress on his new “Masik Pass Skiing Ground” or the fact the South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Norbert “Bert” Fischer, one of the most enthusiastic promoters of skisports and a pioneer in teaching persons with disabilities how to ski, died in Cleveland, Ohio, last month at 87 after a long illness.
With Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) holding its annual meeting at Stowe Mountain Resort comes the announcement that the 2012-13 season was one of the best on record.
More than 5,000 pounds of winter apparel were distributed to victims of last winter’s Hurricane Sandy by Snow Sports Industries America (SIA). The ski retail trade association partnered with Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), a New York City charity.
Erik Forsell has been named Chief Marketing Officer for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, responsible for all aspects of marketing, including strategy, brand, product development, pricing, distribution, and advertising.
Forsell comes to Mammoth from ASICS America where he oversaw the company’s marketing efforts in the U.S. Canada, and South America and brought the brand to it’s most successful year ever in 2012. His work was recognized with the Cannes Lions Festival and One Show Interactive awards for digital and outdoor marketing campaigns.
The 81st Annual Convention of the volunteer, nonprofit Far West Ski Association (FWSA) is set for June 6-9 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Reno, Nev. The group represents 180 affiliated ski clubs in 13 states.
The ride’s plus-60 and 20-mile routes will start and end at the Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners. The routes travel trough Killington, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Bethel, Woodstock, and Ludlow.
A final tally of mountain lodging has been released by the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP) with eastern lodging properties benefitting from a solid start and finish to the season, unlike their slower-starting western counterparts.
The Utah Symphony returns to Deer Valley Resort for its 10th Anniversary Season with plenty of performances under the stars from late June through Aug. 10.
Slop into the challenge of the second annual Mountain Mucker 5K Obstacle Race at New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Saturday, June 1.
Competitors will negotiate 14 obstacles along the course that winds up and down the mountain slopes. 83 teams have already registered.
Things were mighty sweet this spring at Titus Mountain in Malone, N.Y. The mountain is home to the brand new Moon Valley Maple Syrup operation.
Veteran U.S. Ski Team coach Forest Carey has been tabbed to leads a new World Cup Multi-Team of Ted Ligety and Bode Miller during the coming Olympic season, according to men’s alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick.
Former National Team Coach Eric Harlow has been tapped to direct the Eastern Alpine Regional Program for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
Harlow has extensive coaching experience, having served as FIS head coach at Burke Mountain Academy, women’s head coach at both Stratton Mountain School, both in Vermont and Rowmark Ski Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah.