Holiday Gifts for Skiing Families

holiday gifts for skiing families
“We get our kids lift tickets for Christmas. They already have so much, and skiing is something we love to do together.” I was chatting with Robin Adams, a ski mom of 10 and a grandmother of 12 from North Carolina.

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Slovenian Tina Maze Wins Aspen World Cup GS; Shiffrin Solid, Vonn Returns

Slovenian Tina Maze

Slovenia’s Tina Maze won her second consecutive giant slalom of the season as the Winternationals at Aspen, Colo. jumped off Saturday. American Lindsey Vonn returned to the race course after a 3-day hospitalization last week and finished 21st.

 

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Michigan Trade Group Offers Residents Incentives Ski, Ride

Boyne Sports Academy

Michigan residents who have wanted to give winter sports a try may not find a better offer. Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has a couple of affordable programs to encourage adults and children to give snow sports a try this winter.  

 

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Aspen Winternationals Friday-Sunday; Spotlight On America’s Shiffrin

Aspen Winternationals

The best lady ski racers in the world are in Aspen, Colo. for the post-Thanksgiving opening of North American leg of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup. The Nature Valley Aspen Winternationals will be run Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25.

 

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Ski Whisperer: Are Rockers Mythic 'Silver Bullets?'

Ski Whisperer

Some of this will be familiar to some readers, but it is worth repeating and may be, in fact, among the most important equipment advice we can offer in this or any other season.

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Rocky Mountain Resorts Pay More For Airline Seats

Montrose Airport

A partnership between Crested Butte and Telluride to share the cost of jet service to Montrose Airport is one among several efforts to attract visitors despite rising airline costs.

 

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Tragic Mishap Takes Life Of Camden Snow Bowl General Manager Jeff Kuller

Camden Ski Bowl Jeff Kuller

“Come up and ski.” Unfortunately, those words that Jeff Kuller used to end many interviews will no longer be heard.

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Eastern Manufacturer’s Reps Launch Fundraiser For Sandy-Affected Colleagues

Seaside Heights, NJ after Sandy

Participating in a fund called Waves For Winter will allow the Eastern Winter Sports Reps Association(EWSRA) to benefit colleagues who were severely affected by the recent Super Storm Sandy in the Mid Atlantic.

 

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Western Winter Bookings Down Slightly Says MTRiP Report

Catamount Lodge Lake Tahoe

On-the-books occupancy for November 202 through April 2013 is down 3.9 percent compared to last winter, according to the monthly report just released by the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP).

 

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Mount Bohemia Loses Triple Chair For Two Months; Majority To Still Buy Passes

Mt. Bohemia cliffs

 

Midwest extreme skiing and riding cult favorite Mt. Bohemia has lost its triple chairlift until about the end of January, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time, just a couple of weeks before its annual $99 season pass sale.

 

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48 Named To U.S. Alpine Team; Vonn, Ligety, Mancuso, Miller Lead The Way

U.S. Alpine Ski Team 12-13

The U.S. Alpine Ski Team was named following the Nature Valley First Tracks training event last week at Vail. The headliners: Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso, and Bode Miller.

 

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Sonnenalp Resort To Celebrate Vail’s 50 Years

Sonnenalp Resort, Vail, Colo.

Fifty years is a memorable milestone and, to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Vail’s founding, the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail is giving you a present.

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Ah, The Amenities: Buy This Chalet At Courcheval

Mansion in French alps

Well, if your tastes run to all – we mean all – of the amenities awaiting your visit, consider buying this 20,000-square-foot chalet at Courcheval in the French Alps. As, the French say, “ooh-la-la.”

 

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Sandy Delivers Early Opening To Snowshoe Mountain, Nov. 21

Snowshoe

With a bounty of snow left behind by Superstorm Sandy, West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort will kick off the 2012-13 season on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Why Whistler/Blackcomb is a Family Favorite

Photo courtesy Whistler Blackcomb. Paul Morrison Photographer.
Brave Ski Mom interview with Ralph Forsyth, the father of two, a 25-year ski instructor at Whistler and the owner of the new website, Ski Tip du Jour (A great site that, just as it says in French, offers a daily ski tip). 

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Vonn Released From Vail Hospital

Vonn

Women’s World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn has gone home after two days in a hospital for intestinal pain.

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Cold Temperatures, Snowmaking Return To NE Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Bromley

Cold temperatures have settled in as thousands of snowguns are processing millions of gallons of water across resorts in the Northeast in preparation for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

 

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Powder-Heaven Alta Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Alta ready to open

No other American ski area can stake a better claim to the term “old school” than the Alta Ski Area. The venerable Utah ski mountain will be 75 years old this year and, as the thousands of Alta loyalists know and love, some things just never change at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

 

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Lift Ticket Deals Still Available At Many Montana Ski Areas

Whitefish

Most season pass sales have ended for Montana ski areas, but a number of lift ticket deals are still available. Some of the deals include transferable lift tickets or coupons and would make Christmas stocking stuffers. Check them out.

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Racing Star Lindsey Vonn Hospitalized In Vail; ‘Severe Pain’

Lindsey Vonn (AP_

Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Vail, Colo. Tuesday suffering from what is described as “severe intestinal pain” that has been affecting her for the past two weeks. 

 

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