Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and...
Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association. He lives in the mountains of New Mexico.
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Skiing Heritage Week At Vail April 8-15

Skiing Heritage

“50 Years of Mountain Fun and Memories” is the theme of Skiing Heritage Week at Vail, Colo. April 8-14, 2013.

 

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Austrians Win Gold In Team Parallel GS At Worlds

Parallel GS Schladming

The spell finally broke for the Austrian homeboys and girls at the FIS Ski Alpine World Championships in Schladming, Austria Tuesday night in the team parallel giant slalom. The Austrians won their first gold medal. The U.S. team finished sixth. 

 

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Maria Norero New Marketing Director At Las Vegas Resort

Maria Jose Norero

Maria Jose Norero is the new marketing director for Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort responsible for sales, marketing partnerships, advertising, social media and public relations.

 

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USA’s Ligety Wins WC Super Combined; Vonn Surgery Successful

Ted Ligety center

The USA’s Ted Ligety, who won the super-G last week at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria, won gold in super-combined (downhill and slalom) Monday. 

 

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Narrow Miss For USA In Women’s Downhill At World Championships

Julia Mancuso, WC downhill

America’s Julia Mancuso was off by .15 in fifth place while Stacey Cook just behind her in sixth. It was close, but no U.S. medals in the Women’s Downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Nada for the men, too. 

 

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‘I Want Gold’ Says USA’s Mancuso: World Championship Downhill Is Sunday

Julia Mancuso

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships roll on with Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso making it clear “the color of the medal I want is gold.” The women’s downhill is set for Sunday in Schladming, Austria.

 

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Putin Slams Olympic Delays, Cans Deputy; U.S. Ready To Rock

Vladimir Putin

Though more than 80 percent of the overall infrastructure for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is done, Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed cost over-runs and delays – particularly at ski jumping facilities during an inspection this week. 

 

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New England Will See Big-time Weekend Freshies

Storm coming 2/7-8

UPDATE 2/8: Guess it wasn’t all hype this time. The widespread blizzard (dubbed Nemo) that has been top of the news all week is here. Governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have already declared state of emergency conditions.

 

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Ted Ligety Stuns With World Championship Gold In Super-G

Ted Ligety Gold WCThe second day of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria was much better for the U.S. after Lindsey Vonn’s season-ending crash Tuesday. Ted Ligety won the gold medal in the super G.

 

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First-Ever Vermont Open To Put Stratton Back In Spotlight

Vermont Open

It was last summer that Burton Snowboards announced it was taking the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship from Stratton Mt., Vt. to Vail, Colo. Now, Stratton is countering with an all-new Vermont Open Snowboard and Music Festival March 15-17.

 

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Vonn Airlifted To Hospital After Foggy World Championship Crash

Vonn hurt at WC

American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a local hospital after injuring her knee while landing after a jump midway down the super-G course at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Tuesday.

 

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Deer Valley Names New GMs For Luxury Properties

Black Diamond Lodge DV

Anthony Bartholomew and John Whitby have been named general managers of the Lodges of Deer Valley and the Black Diamond Lodge.

 

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Bus Tragedy Follows Ski Trip From Tijuana; At Least 8 Dead

InterBus Tours Promo

A day of skiing at Big Bear Lake, Calif., ended in tragedy Sunday as at least eight people were killed and 38 injured when a bus returning to Tijuana, Mexico spun out of control, struck a car, flipped and plowed into a pick-up according to news reports. 

 

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American Women Sweep Deer Valley Freestyle

World Cup sweep

Vermont’s Hannah Kearney led a sweep of American women in moguls action at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley, Utah.

 

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Huge Snow Trade Show In Denver Opens With ‘Everything New’

SIA Snow Show

Everything you will find in your favorite ski shop next fall is up for grabs this weekend as more than 19,000 suppliers, retailers, and reps jam-pack the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

 

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World Alpine Skiing Championships Begin Feb. 4 In Austria

Hopsi, World Championships

One of the strongest contingents of U.S. alpine athletes are ready to go for the gold at the 2013 FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Feb. 4-17. It’s dubbed the “Ski Festival With A Heart.”

 

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Seven Springs To Deer Valley: Major Competitions This Weekend

Seven Springs pipe build

East to West. Snowboards to Freestyle Skiing. It’s on tap this weekend at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa. and Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

 

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CNL Resorts Report Big Increases Over Holidays, MLK

Bretton Woods

CNL Lifestyle Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Orlando, Fla. Is reporting a 37 percent increase in paid visits over the MLK weekend and a 41 percent increase year-over-year at the sane time. 

 

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Vonn Wins Maribor GS; Bowman, Wise Star At X Games

Maddie Bowman X Games

The Golden Fox Run in Maribor, Slovenia did nothing to stop the USA’s Lindsey Vonn as she won her 59th World Cup in the Giant Slalom. Meanwhile, in Aspen/Buttermilk, Maddie Bowman and David Wise, freeskiers, won ESPN X-Games gold.

 

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Brook Bingham Named To Direct USSA Sponsor Sales

Brook Bingham, USSA

Brook Bingham has been appointed Director of Sponsorship Sales for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. He comes to USSA from the Real Salt Lake major league soccer team.

 

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