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USA Medal Count Remains Stalled At World Championships; Shiffrin 8th In Giant Slalom

Red Tail Stadium at Beaver CreekThe stalled American medal count at the FIS Alpine World Championships stayed that way Thursday despite the hopes and cheers of hometown fans filling Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Stadium for a Giant Slalom featuring both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn. 

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Lots Of Snow And Valentine's Day Pro Tips

How about a romantic chairlift ride at your favorite resort? Or soft powder turns? Halley O'Brien brings us Valentine's Day Pro Tips and the latest conditions, events and happening all across the country in this week's Snapshot.

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Kid’s Centre, Riglet Park, Open For Kids At Whistler Blackcomb

Snow School (Toshi Kawano/Whistler Backcomb, BC)Whistler Blackcomb recently opened several kids-only facilities, including the Whistler Kid’s Centre in Creekside Village, designed specifically for children ages three and four; Riglet Park; and a covered Magic Carpet lift.

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Romantic Getaways For Heartland Snowsports Enthusiasts Mean Deals, Too

Granite Peaks romanceValentine’s Day is on a Saturday this winter. It’s the perfect time for a romantic getaway with some skiing, riding and romance. Here are some of the best choices around the Great Lakes. These packages are also available through the rest of the month and into March.

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Ted Ligety's 'Go For It' Slalom Gets Him Bronze After 29th Spot In Downhill In Alpine Combined; Austrian Hirscher Wins

Marcel Hirscher wins Alpine CombinedIt’s about the halfway point of the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and there’s still no gold for the U.S. trophy case. But, the U.S. men continue to provide some surprises as Ted Ligety picked up a bronze medal in the Alpine Combined (downhill and slalom) on the strength of a “let it all hang out” slalom performance.

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USA's Travis Ganong Joins Two Swiss On Podium; Wins Silver Medal In Downhill At World Championships

Travis Ganong Silver Medal at C

American Travis Ganong found himself sandwiched between two Swiss racers all gracing the podium for the first time at an FIS World Championship. Ganong won a silver medal on the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey course Saturday. The USA's Steve Nyman finished just off the podium by just 0.03 seconds in fourth spot.

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No Fairy Tale Ending At Women's Downhill As Vonn Disappoints In Fifth; Slovenian Star Tina Maze Wins Gold

Tina Maze wins WC downhillThe much ballyhooed and anticipated women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. is now being bally-hooed in Slovenia where Tina Maze, it's own superstar, won gold in a time of one minute, 45.89. 

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Stacey Taylor To Direct Human Resources At Deer Valley

Stacey Taylor Deer ValleyDeer Valley Resort has promoted Stacey Taylor Director of Human Resources. Taylor brings extensive knowledge of human resources and the resort to the position.

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Austrians Stay Golden After Men's super-G Won By Hannes Reichelt At Worlds Thursday; Bode Miller's Comeback Crashes

Mens Super G worldsWhat a difference a day makes. After the men’s super-G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship at Beaver Creek, Colo. was postponed Wednesday due to heavy snowfall and high winds. Thursday’s re-scheduled race was staged under dream conditions with blue skies on a well-prepared course. 

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Colorado's Powderhorn Plans $5 Million Upgrade; New Quad, Mountain Bike System

Powderhorn ResortA $5 million investment in Powderhorn Resort outside Grand Junction, Colo. was announced this week by owners Gart Capital Partners and Andy Daly. Goal is to improve both winter and summer recreation.

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Powder Parade Cruises Across The Country

Halley O'Brien dishes out all that's happening on the slopes across the country in this week's powdery SnoCountry Snapshot.

 

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Heavy Snow, Winds Doom Wednesday Men's Super G At Worlds; USA's Bode Miller Back On DH Training Course

Prep for worlds at Beaver CreekThe cold front due to hit Colorado's central Rocky Mountain Range and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek overnight came in later than forecast, giving race officials who were up on the mountain early in the morning some hope that today's race wouldn’t impacted by the weather. It was not to be.

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Ski Lessons, Snowboard Camps Set Around Twin Cities In February, March

Aston Alps snowboardingA series of beginner and advance lessons take place at Welch Village, and snowboard camps are scheduled at Buck Hill, Afton Alps and Wild Mountain throughout the month of February. It’s a great chance for Twin City skiers and snowboarders to sharpen their skills.

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Austria's Anna Fenninger Wins First Gold At World Alpine Championships In Colorado; Vonn Gets Bronze In Super G

Anna Menninger wins super G at '15 WorldsThe season long battle between America’s Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Fenniger played out at Beaver Creek Tuesday and it was Fenninger taking home the first gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in super G. Slovenia’s Tina Maze won silver and Vonn took bronze.

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Fischer Sports Names Steve Reeder National Nordic Manager

Steve Reeder Fischer NordicFischer Sports U.S.A has named Steve Reeder National Sales Manager for Nordic Skiing. Reeder, a long time New England sales representative with Fischer will assume the responsibilities in his new position beginning April 1.

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Alpine World Championships Underway At Snowy Vail/Beaver Creek; Downhill Training, Opening Ceremonies Monday

Preparations at WorldsThe first training run of the much anticipated women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek was postponed from Monday morning until 1 p.m. because of snowy weather. Temps are about 20 degrees. Men's and women's Giant Slalom free skiing has been cancelled for the day. Chances of more snow are good through Wednesday.

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Steamboat President Chris Diamond To Leave Position In June

Chris Diamond Steamboat CEOSteamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced that Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer, will step down from his current role in June, 2015, the end of the company’s fiscal year. 

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Two Central Wisconsin Ski Areas Offer Family Weekend Getaways; Lift, Lodging Deals

Cascade Mountain kidsChicago and Milwaukee families looking for places to enjoy a weekend winter getaway should check out Granite Peak and Cascade Mountain, both easily accessed by major interstate highways for an easy drive. Both are very family friendly.

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Hit The Slopes For Some Adventure This Weekend

 

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David Ingemie To Step Down As SIA President In 2016; 34 Years In Post

David Ingemie To Step DownDavid Ingemie, President of  SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for the past 34 years, will step down as president following the 2016 SIA Snow Show. The announcement was made by the SIA Board of Directors as this year’s show was opening in Denver.

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