U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) ski racers from across the east will benefit from a newly designated USSA Training Site with the Mittersill race and training venue at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia, N.H.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has completed its new employee housing units in the town of Jackson. The three building complex, housing 94 workers is the first of its kind for the Jackson Hole community.
Public relations industry leader Ed Lewi, founder of the New York Capital Region public relations agency that managed media relations for the XIII Olympic Winter Games, media relations and marketing efforts for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) since the late 1970s, and produced the annual Albany Ski Show, has died. He was 81.
Pennsylvania may well be on its way to establishing itself as a formidable "ski state" particularly among Millennials, according to a new research study conducted for SkiPA by RRC Associates. A contributing factor is Pennsylvania's close proximity to several major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore and even the Harrisburg-York-Lancaster corridor.
A few storms in Colorado over the weekend and early next week likely won’t have any effect on the state’s ski resorts, says OpenSnow.com’s Joel Gratz. “Yup, back to spring conditions with harder snow in the morning, softening by the midday and afternoon hours.”
I’ve just returned from a five-day re-baptism in the gravity streams that cascade from the crown of Hidden Peak at Snowbird, Utah. It's an annual pilgrimage that re-stokes my passion, reaffirms my place in the world and reminds me of every reason why I ski.
Plans were unveiled this week for a proposed $309 million extreme sports resort, including a 14-story indoor ski hill, in Kissimmee, Fla. near Orlando's other major tourist attractions. Approval is needed from the Osceola County officials. If approved in this tourism/business-friendly county, the facility could open by early 2018.
Another day at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and a third medal for Slovenia’s Tina Maze who once again spoiled the Austrian party. American Lindsey Vonn was seventh in the downhill portion of the women’s Alpine Combined event but straddled a gate atop the slalom course and did not finish.
Northstar California Resort announced the appointment of Glenn Cademartori as marketing director. Cademartori will oversee all aspects of marketing for Northstar – including strategic planning and resort branding, development and management of e-commerce, advertising, events marketing, strategic partnerships, and act as a key liaison between Northstar and its community stakeholders.
Let's start at the top. The biggest news story of 2014 rolled out of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. No other news story across the nation matched it for continuing drama. It began rumbling in the spring, resonated in the courts all summer, and didn't culminate until shortly before the snow flew. Here's how SnoCountry.com's West Editor Andy Dennison describes it:
The stunningly successful comeback of American superstar ski racer Lindsey Vonn kept rolling as she won the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill at Val d'Isere, France Saturday. The win put her just one victory away from matching Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell for the all-time World Cup win record of 62. This was Vonn's 61st World Cup win and her fifth at the famed French resort.
America's Stephen Nyman (Sundance, Utah) got the best of what could only be described as a course in Val Gardena, Italy marked by extreme conditions. He won his third career World Cup downhill on the famous Saslong course by a .31 second margin over World Cup downhill leader Kjetil Jansrudof Norway.
Update Sunday, Dec. 7: Lindsey Vonn finished second in a World Cup super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta, Sunday, completing her first weekend of races this year with two podium results. Vonn was .37 of a second slower than Swiss winner Lara Gut, one day after Vonn won her first race in nearly two years in a downhill. Slovenia’s Tina Maze finished third, increasing her World Cup overall lead. American Julia Mancuso was sixth. Vonn will race next Dec. at Val d’Isere, France.
U.S. Ski Team men and women speed racers got their respective North American World Cup weekends off to strong starts Friday (Dec. 5).
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) skied a gutsy second run to salvage a sixth place finish in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational World Cup Giant Slalom Saturday won by Austrian Eva-Maria Brem. Sunday saw the American champion winning the first run. But she over-skied the second run and dropped to fifth.
There’s plenty of Thanksgiving weekend skiing and riding at nearly 200 resorts all across North America, whether you’re heading for the mountains after filling up at Grandma’s house or enjoying that high altitude turkey by the slopes.
There’s no new reindeer to add to American slalom star Mikaela Shiffrin’s herd. Shiffrin had an uncharacteristically bad day at Levi, Finland where first prize is a reindeer. At least she could visit the reindeer she won last year and named Rudolph. Meanwhile, Sunday, Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety finished 18th, 3.33 seconds out on the men's first slalom of the season.
Ten athletes and sports builders have been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and make up the Class of 2014. Induction is set for April 11, 2015 in Steamboat, Colo. at the conclusion of Skiing History Week, with a second ceremony planned Sept. 18 at the Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Mich.
The New York Daily News is breathlessly reporting (or warning) that the creators of the once immensely popular “Jersey Shore” TV-er may be heading to a mountain resort near you.