Trip Report: Shanty Creek Offers Taste Of Europe

Shanty Creek

Skiers in Europe are used to skiing from village to village. Outside of Quebec, you find few places in North America where you can do that. It’s a tradition that European skiers have enjoyed for years. 

 

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Baseball And Boarding: Take Me Out To Riglet Park At Seven Springs

Pirates Riglet Park 7 Speings

Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania is calling it the cutest thing to hit boarding since little bitty boards and boots. It’s the just-opened Pittsburgh Pirates Riglet Park at Seven Springs.

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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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Streetvibe Takes Over Snow Fashions For 2014: Here's Our Preview

Fashion 14

There’s a darkside, streetvibe around the bend for snow fashion in 2014. Some of you will love the move away from the “Look at Me” coats imprinted with wild patterns and bold blocks of color at the SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colo.

 

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Dollar Deal At Breckenridge Eases Cost Of Lodging

Breckenridge lodging

There isn’t much you can get for a dollar these days but, at Breckenridge, a buck will get you an extra night of sleep and a lift ticket.

 

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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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Mammoth Mountain’s Park Aims To Lift Freeriders To New Heights

Mammoth Terrain Park

It’s all about “progress” for terrain parkers at Mammoth Mountain this winter, with the opening of a new learning park and camp.

 

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Ski NH Offers February 4-Packs For Use All Month; Limited Quantities

Waterville Valley

Timing is everything, and if you have considered a New Hampshire ski and ride vacation this month, your timing is corduroy perfect. Ski New Hampshire is offering substantial ticket savings that can be used during the Presidents’ Week holiday and beyond.

 

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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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What’s Next For Skis, Boards, Boots? Here’s Our SnoCountry Preview

Ski Show Rossi

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Naw, that phrase has no place in the ski industry. But it’s not just about creating new products to keep the sales on fire or finding a better, stronger, faster way to ride. 

 

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New High-Speed Lift, Additional Terrain Set For Stevens Pass

Jupiter Chair

For the first time in 15 years, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is getting new chairlift. 

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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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Family Day All Across British Columbia Feb. 11

Grouse Mountain, B.C.

It’s Family Day in British Columbia Feb. 11 with 20 resorts offering special events and discounts. Family Day is designed to attract new skiers and boost the popularity of skiing and snowboarding in the province.

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Dine On A Midwest Mountaintop

Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner Boyne Highlands

Mountaintop dining is popular at ski resorts out west.  While there aren't a lot of opportunities in the Midwest, there are a handful of ski resorts scattered around the Heartland that offer mountain top diners both great food and great views. 

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Love Is In The Mountains For Valentine’s Day/Weekend

Mt. Snow, Vt.

You just might fall in love with some of the deals awaiting you and your loved one in the mountains all across America. Here’s a sampling:

 

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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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