The last time the Winter Olympics set down around Lake Tahoe it was 1960 at Squaw Valley. You can see plenty of photos and memorabilia from those first-ever televised games at the resort’s High Camp area.
We’ve got an official gun, an official dessert, an official grass, an official cooking vessel, an official vegetable, so why not an official winter sport? Can another Winter Olympics be next?
OK, 2011/12 hasn’t been the greatest season on record—some say the worst. Nevertheless, there has been some reasonable skiing, even in the climate-challenged Northeast. Equipment sales, however, have been down.
With eight U.S. athletes taking 12 season long titles, the 2012 season was one for the record books. And signs for the future look promising as last week the USA wrapped up a month of Junior World Championships in each sport tallying a record dozen medals including six gold.
It was smiles all around for the gang that showed up at Canyons March 31. It wasn't just the gorgeous spring weather and the Gruv setting up in the Village below, either.
A lift serving the superpipe and lower jumps at Aspen’s Buttermilk, and maybe lighting for early evening feature use, are part of the Aspen Skiing Company’s master plan.
It’s taken 20 years of talks, comprehensive and, some would say, exhaustive reviews, but the British Columbia government has finally cleared the way for development of the uber controversial Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort.
Springtime is about change and that holds true for winter sports. With the elite international season in the record books – and eight U.S. athletes leading 10 different season-long world rankings – it's time to let the young athletes shine.
Well, it’s an annual rite of spring at Vail. The wet and wild day is April 15, 2012, sponsored by Rockstar energy drink. Vail is not alone, either.
A number of Northeast resorts have been able to fire up their snowguns to carry the season well into April, even as numerous others have either closed for the season or significantly reduced their amount of open terrain. All of this is the result of last week’s unprecedented meltdown,
This is the season that ski resort owners want to forget, but for hundreds of New England skiers and riders, the last week of the season at New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort promises to be memorable – and free!
Record heat in the Northeast has put the skids on the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season, with just a handful or resorts hanging on to trails buried in snowmaking over the past few months. But some resorts are wrapping up the season with big events, live music, and smiles well into April.
"I'm over it," my friend Susan said to me as I described my day at Alta.. "The traffic, the scene, the waiting in line everywhere. I don't need it. I can go to Solitude." She's right I thought as I paced myself through the last 24 hours. A storm had just raged over Tahoe and was headed our way.
My last column, Boots 101, surveys boot fitting, including defining characteristics of an effective boot fit process to help identify true boot pros, but space did not allow discussion of one of the most important and least considered performance requirements.