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Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Connection Gets Unanimous Approval; Ready For Next Season

Powder day at CanyonsUnanimous approval from the Park City Planning Commission has been given to Vail Resorts to implement an ambitious capital plan for the 2015-2016 to establish the connection between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.

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USA's Young Guns Shine In Super G as Nationals Get Underway At Sugarloaf

Alice McKennis at NationalsTop athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, Maine for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. The USA's young guns took center snow. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) triumphed in the women’s field with Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) taking third. On the men’s side, Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School) took the win over Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA).

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Lutsen Mountains Celebrate Spring Carnival And Easter On The Slopes; Open Until April 12

Top of Lutsen MountainsThe Heartland’s largest ski resort, Lutsen Mountains, has had a good winter and plans on staying open until mid-April, which they’ve done for the last 23 years. A couple of fun events are taking place over the next couple of weeks.

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Vail Resorts Launches Free Skiing, Riding For K-5 Colorado School Kids

Epic School KidsVail Resorts will offer all Colorado kindergarten through fifth graders 16 days of free skiing - four days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone for the remainder of the current 14-15 season and beyond.

 

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Seven Injured In Sugarloaf Lift Rollback Incident

Sugarloaf lift rollbackSeven skiers were injured Saturday when the King Pine lift at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain Resort experienced a rollback, prompting some to jump off the lift.

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Spotlight Switches From Vonn To Shiffrin: Mikaela Wins Third Crystal Globe In Slalom

Michaela Shiffrin inspects course in MeribelThe storyline of the World Cup Finals Week so far has been the dominance of the USA's Lindsey Vonn coming back from severe injuries and winning the Crystal Globe (season title) in both downhill and super-G. But, suddenly, the spotlight shifted Saturday to Mikeala Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo.

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New Runs, Lifts, Lodging Expansion Planned For Michigan's Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Michigan’s Crystal Mountain Resort has announced a $9 million expansion project that will add new ski runs, lift, lodging, retail and other amenities to the resort located in the Wolverine State’s northern Lower Peninsula.

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It's A Twofer: Vonn Wins Super G Title For Second Crystal Globe At World Cup Finals

Vonn wins second Crystal GlobeAmerican Lindsey Vonn picked up her second Crystal Globe at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in Meribel, France after winning the super-G season title, 28 points and 0.49 seconds, ahead of Austrian Anna Fenninger. Only eight points separated the speed queens entering today’s race, making it a fight to the finish.

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It's 'Late Season' Party Time In Michigan's Boyne Country Into Early April

Boyne HighlandsSpring's longer, warmer days bring out the fun side of northern Michigan’s Boyne Country. Boyne Mountain and Highlands and Nubs Nob, all grouped around Petoskey, mean fun events and sliding into early April.

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Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill Title At World Cup Finals

Lindsey Vonn and Kjetil Jansrud WC Finals '15Lindsey Vonn from Vail, Colo. began the finale of her comeback season in high style Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory and claiming her 18th career crystal globe in winning the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill title. Vonn was flawless under the clear blue skies, skiing to a .24 second victory over Austria's Elisabeth Goergl.

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Booking Pace At Western Lodges Slows; Mostly Weather-Related Says Briefing

Powderwood Lodge Park City The most recent results for western mountain lodging properties at 19 resort areas in six western states revealed that as of Feb. 28, aggregated revenues collected and on-the-books for the season reached 104.5 percent of last season’s overall total. Data is reported in the monthly Market Briefing that is compiled and distributed by DestiMetrics.

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New Hampshire Childhood Cancer Lifeline Tops $25,000 At Pats Peak

Pats Peak raises funds for Childhood Cancer LifelineThe Childhood Cancer Lifeline 2015 event at Pats Peak raised over $25,000, insuring much needed support for New Hampshire families who have a child battling cancer. 

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Pow Wow In Pines Music Festival, Life's A Beach Party On Tap In Michigan’s UP

Ski Brule Beach PartyMarch, with longer, warmer days, is often one of the best months to head to Michigan’s UP for some skiing and riding. More good reasons: Indianhead Mountain is hosting its annual spring music festival and Ski Brule plans a beach party.  

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Hannah Kearney Adds Storybook Finish To Career; Matches Record, Wins Freestyle Tour

Hannah Kearney wins World Cup tourOlympic champion Hannah Kearney from Norwich, Vt., capped her illustrious World Cup career with a storybook finish, winning the season finale dual moguls for her 46th career victory. Kearney matched the record held since 1997 by fellow American Olympic champion Donna Weinbrecht. She also walked away with both the FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls and overall crystal globes.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Another World Cup Slalom; Has 90-point Lead In Title Race

Mikaela Shiffrin Are SlalomThe USA's Mikaela Shiffrin extended her lead from the first run to claim her third consecutive slalom win of the season Saturday at Are, Sweden. She now has a 90-point lead in the race for her third overall World Cup slalom title heading into next week’s finals in France.

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Afton Alps To Host Ski Girls Rock Camp; Welch Village, Wild Mountain Spring Specials

Afton Alps Terrain Park (Afton Alps)

Afton Alps is adding another two-day Ski Girls Rock Camp March 21 and 22, based on the success of others held earlier this year.

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Pennsylvania Teacher Wins 'Being-A-Friend' Photo Contest

First Day Photos winnerJackie Engvaldsen, a Head Start pre-school teacher from Beach Lake, Pa., has won the First Day Faces photo contest organized through the Learn to Ski and Snowboard (Month)/Bring a Friend initiative. Jackie submitted her photo “Never Too Young” of her daughter Ashlyn who is 16 months old in the winning photo.

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Voodoo Mountain To Debut With Cat Skiing Next Winter As Mount Bohemia Expands Its Michigan UP Terrain

Mt. BohemiaThe first new ski area in the Midwest in quite a few years is slated to open in Michigan’s UP next season. Mount Bohemia plans to open Voodoo Mountain for cat skiing, which will make it the first commercial cat skiing area east of the Rockies. 

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Lindsey Vonn Wins 65th World Cup; Grabs Season Super G Lead In Garmisch

Vonn and team in GarmischIt was a perfect day in Garmisch, Germany for Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colo., who put down a flawless run to take the win and the overall super G World Cup lead. It was Vonn's 65th FIS Audi World Cup win and came on the last speed weekend before the Finals in Meribel, France.

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Tina Weirather Wins World Cup Downhill In Germany; Vonn Hangs On To Slim DH Title Lead

Tina writher, LichtensteinStunning weather and snow conditions welcomed 43 racers  Saturday for the seventh downhill race of the season, this time at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather produced a superb performance down a well-prepared Kandahar piste, clocking the winning time of 1:40.94.

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