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Shriffrin On Podium At Last World Cup Slalom Before World Championships

World Cup FlachauThe World Cup alpine women raced under the lights in Flachau, Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek next month. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) had a speedy second run, skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall. Frida Hansdotter from Sweden took the win and Slovenian Tina Maze finished second.

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Michigan's Indianhead/Blackjack Plans To Add Hotel/Casino Complex

Indian head/BlackjackBig things are happening in Michigan’s UP, a.k.a. Big Snow Country where they receive on average close to 20 feet of snow per winter. They’ve already received close to 13 feet this season.

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Sunbowl Lift Dedicated At Mount Sunapee; Cuts Ride Time To Four Minutes

Mt. Sunapee lift ribbon cuttingNew Hampshire state and local officials, Mount Sunapee staff and skiers and snowboarders were on hand Saturday morning, Jan. 10 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Sunbowl Express High-Speed Quad chairlift. 

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Midwest Skiers: Fill Your Tank At Shell And Get Free Lift Ticket

Swiss ValleyYou have to fill your gas tank to go skiing and riding. Michigan Shell stations are offering free lift tickets for every 10 gallons of gas you purchase. The offer is good through the middle of April.

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Enjoying A Perfect Blue Sky Day

Halley O'Brien and the SnapShot Team enjoy a perfect blue sky day, and bring you the latest conditions, events and happenings from resorts across the country.

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Ski Utah Names Paul Marshall Communications Director

Paul Marshall Ski UtahSki Utah has named Paul Marshall to the team as the new director of communications. Paul will focus on sharing the message of Utah’sskiresorts with local, national and international media. 

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Two U.S. Development Ski Team Members Killed In Austrian Avalanche

Brian Astle USSTRonnie Berlack USSTThe U.S. Ski Team is mourning the loss of two promising development-level ski racers killed Monday in an avalanche in Soelden. The two were among a group of six athletes freeskiing near the Rettenbach Glacier at the Austrian resort. The other four skied out of the slide.

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Michigan’s Homestead Resort Has Deals For Airfare, Lifts, Lodging

Homestead Resort offers skiing and views at good prices. (The Homestead Resort)It’s not often an attractive offer for Midwest skiers and riders comes along including airfare, but Chicago skiers and riders including those in northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin should check out the latest offer from Michigan’s Homestead Resort and Bay Mountain.

 

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Shriffrin Is 'Snow Queen' Again With World Cup Slalom In Zagreb

Westin Zagreb salutes ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo. celebrated the New Year in style, winning her second straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia and laying claim for the second time to the Snow Queen Trophy. 

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Deer Valley To Host FIS Freestyle World Cup Jan. 7-10

Deer Valley freestyleDeer Valley, Utah will host the FIS Freestyle World Cup Jan. 7-10, 2015 under the lights kicking off with men’s and women’s aerials on White Owl run Thursday.

 

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Early Year Lift And Lodging Deals Available In Montana

Whitefish Mountain ResortEarly winter has been good to Montana skiers and riders, and four of the Treasure State’s top resorts are offering some attractive January lift and lodging packages. It’s an easy drive for many Heartlanders on the western side of the Midwest. Take advantage and enjoy the snow conditions.

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Kick Off The New Year With More Skiing!

What is your New Year's Resolution? How about skiing and riding more!  

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Aspen Skiing Co. To Grow Limelight Hotel Brand In Sun Valley

Limelight Hotel Sun ValleyAspen Skiing Company (ASC) has closed on a property in Ketchum, Idaho, purchased from Bald Mountain LLC to be developed as a new Limelight Hotel, modeled after the company’s existing property in Aspen, Colo. The property is in close proximity to Sun Valley’s River Run base of Bald Mountain.

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Lutsen Mountains Announces Major Expansion; New Gondola, 400 Acre Expansion

Lutsen MountainsOwners of Minnesota's Lutsen Mountains have announced a plan to add a new gondola, replacing the 45-year-old existing four-seat gondola with a $7 million dollar, eight passenger unit that will be ready for the 2015/16 ski season. They’re also asking the National Forest Service for permission to expand onto 400 acres of the adjacent Superior National Forest.

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American Travis Ganong Claims First World Cup Downhill In Italy; Mikaela Shiffrin Podiums At Austrian GS

Travis Ganong at Beaver Creek downhill 2014Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley, Calif. took advantage of a new course for the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory, winning the Santa Caterina downhill high above Bormio in Italy. 

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Trip Report: Boyne Mountain Is Far More Than Just A Ski Resort

Clocktower Inn at Boyne MountainThe first time I visited Boyne Mountain on a ski trip with the Dayton Ski Club it was the mid-1970s, and you either skied or sat in the lounge watching skiers coming down the slopes. Today there is so much more to choose from on a winter visit.

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Epic Powder Morning With Olympic Champion Seth Wescott

Halley O'Brien brings us this week's SnoCountry Snapshot from Sugarloaf Mountain, home to Olympic Champion Seth Wescott. Plus, the latest snow conditions from across the U.S.

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New Slopeside Condo Project Moves Forward At Sugarbush

Sugarbush ResortGadd Brook Slopeside, Sugarbush Resort’s next development project at Lincoln Peak, is moving forward. Resort officials expect to submit an ACT 250 permit by the end of December, and anticipate presenting the plan before the ACT 250 Board and the Warren Development Review Board in January, 2015.

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Rail Jam With Olympians At Mad River Mountain Dec. 27, Perfect North Slopes Dec. 26

Mid River Mt. snowboarderPopular rail jams hosted by Heartland Olympians Louie Vito and Nick Goepper roll out this week at Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, Saturday, Dec. 27, and Indiana’s Perfect North Slopes, Friday, Dec. 26.  

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SnoCountry Snapshot With Halley O'Brien

 

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