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Lindsey Vonn Plans To Compete In Korean Olympics In 2018; Named International Ambassador

Lindsey Vonn named Korean Games ambassadorOlympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn made it clear she was sticking around to try to mine some more gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The American superstar, who engineered a dramatic post-injury comeback last winter, was named the first International Ambassador for the Games.

 

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N.H. House Sets Up Taxing District To Pave Way For Balsams Re-Do

Balsams ResortNew Hampshire's House of Representatives passed an amended bill creating a special taxing district allowing the state to back $28 million in bonds toward redeveloping the Balsams Resort and ski area, which closed in 2011.

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Whistler's Spring Season Extended Until June 7 Thanks To April Snows

Whistler season extensionWhistler Blackcomb will extend the skiing and snowboarding season on Whistler Mountain until Sunday, June 7. The extension will allow skiers and snowboarders to enjoy three extra weeks of late season spring skiing and riding. 

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U.S. Ski Team Set To Take Over NASTAR Operations

NASTAR part of Ski TeamTwo of the most well known brands in ski racing, the U.S. Ski Team and NASTAR, have entered into an agreement to raise the profile of ski racing in America under which the the U.S. Ski Team will assume operational control of NASTAR. 

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Solitude Tabs Tim Wolfgram To Head Snow Sports Operations

Tim Wolfram SolitudeTim Wolfgram has been named Solitude Mountain Resort’s new director of snow sports services. Wolfgram is a long-standing ski industry veteran and brings vast knowledge and experience in snow sports operations to the position. Deer Valley recently closed on it’s acquisition of Solitude.

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Sugarbush Sees Significant Reductions In Energy, Waste

SugarbushSugarbush Resort has seen significant reductions in energy and waste since last year. The resort invested in 351 Snow Logic, HKD, and Ratnik low-energy snowguns last summer to help reduce energy consumption. 

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Lindsey Vonn And Tiger Woods Break Up; Cite 'Hectic Lives'

Lindsey VonnU.S. Ski Team's superstar speedskier Lindsey Vonn and golfing great Tiger Woods announced their breakup Sunday on social media. 

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New Summit Quad, New Run, More On Tap As Deer Valley Officially Takes Over Solitude Operations

SolitudeDeer Valley Resort has successfully closed on the purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort. Deer Valley has now begun operating Solitude in its entirety. That signals enhancements are on the way.

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Midwest Season A Mixed Bag; Great Start, Then Roller Coaster Ride

Perfect North Nov 2014The 2014/15 season got off to a great start when one of the snowiest Novembers on record roared into the Midwest, but from there on it was a bit of a roller coaster ride.

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Ski Teams Renew Educational Partnership With Westminster College

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Athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding will continue to have access to educational opportunities with the renewal of the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association’s partnership with Salt Lake City’s Westminster College. 

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Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Receive Utah Sports Commission Honors

Stein Eriksen at Governor's AwardsDeer Valley Resort and Stein Eriksen, its director of skiing, both received awards at the fourth annual Governor's State of Sport Awards Dinner, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank.

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Jackson Hole Achieves Resort-wide 10 Percent Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jackson HoleJackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has announced further positive results relating to environmental goals and initiatives. The resort received its third ISO 14001 re-registration and exceeded its environmental goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions resort-wide by over 10 percent.

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Junior Ski Racers O'Brien, Duffy Honored With Journalists' Golden Ski Award

Nina O'Brien USST at Sugarloaf NationalsNina O’Brien and Drew Duffy were selected by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association - East Region, (NASJA-East), as this year’s winners of the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award.  

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Three-Time Olympian Chip Knight To Head U.S. Alpine Development Program

Chip KnightThe U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will welcome three-time Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alum Chip Knight to its staff as its new alpine development director. 

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Summit House Renovation, New Patrol Building Top Plans For Whitefish Improvements

Summit House at WhitefishWhitefish Mountain Resort plans to invest more than $1.2 million to renovate the Summit House and build a new ski patrol headquarters building; pending U.S. Forest Service approval. If approved, which the resort expects it to be, this marks the third consecutive summer for major construction at the resort. Past projects included the new Flower Point chairlift, new terrain, and renovation of the base lodge.

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Former Italian Men's Coach To Lead U.S. Women's Speed Team; Vail's Dyksterhouse Now Head Tech Coach

Brandon Dyskerhouse and Mikaela ShiffrinFormer Italian Men’s Speed Coach Alberto Senigagliesi has joined the U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team staff as head coach, while interim coach Brandon Dyksterhouse will head up the women’s alpine tech team.

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Double-Digit Lodging Revenue Increases Posted In Rockies, Far West

Big Foot Lodge Mt. Hood MeadowsA strong and steady economy combined with "snow equity" allowed the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season to post double digit increases in revenue for the third straight winter with summer tracking similarly in the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions. 

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Gondola Set To Link Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows; Base To Base

Base to Base gondola Squaw/AlpineSquaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC announced it has reached an agreement with the owner of private land located between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a base-to-base gondola connection between the two mountains. 

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Ski, Play Golf At Boyne Mountain; Ski Brule Still Open

Boyne Hemlock OpenIt’s not often that you get to ski and golf on the same day, but Boyne Mountain has the Hemlock Open slated for Saturday, April 18. This is the third year in a row that they have held the competition. The last few years the event was held the first Saturday in May.

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Women's Speed Coach, Team Part Ways After One Season; Led 12 Podium Resurgence

Stefan AbplanalpU.S. Ski Team Women’s Speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp is leaving the team after one season. Abplanalp oversaw the women’s speed team this past year, leading it to a resurgence with 12 podiums including a sweep in Lake Louise, eight wins from Lindsey Vonn, a World Championships medal and two World Cup titles.

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