Lindsey’s Back, Wins Louise Downhill, Stacey Cook Second; U.S. Men Blanked At Beaver Creek

Stacey Cook (Mammoth)

American star Lindsey Vonn collapsed in exhaustion at Aspen’s finish line last week in her recovery attempt from intestinal illness. A week later, Friday (Nov. 30) she wins the World Cup downhill on a foggy day at Lake Louise, Canada. 

 

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Whitetail Details Promotions To Management Team

Whitetail (DVMetro.com)

Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. announced a number of staff promotions this week. Rodney Malcolm heads the list moving into the lift operations manager slot. He had been snow tubing manager since 2010. 

 

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Vail Retailer Opens Six New Stores

Aspen Sports (SSV)

Specialty Sports Ventures (SSV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. plans to open six new stores this holiday season in Colorado and California.

 

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Wild Mountain First To Be Fully Open

Wild Mt. fully open

Wild Mountain, Minn. appears to be the first ski area in America to be fully, 100 percent open for the new season. That’s on top of being the very first area to open for sliders earlier this fall.

 

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‘Welcome Card’ Gets New XC Skiers On Trails After Equipment Purchase

Cross Country Skiing, LL Bean

There won’t be an economic reason to wait to get on the cross country ski trails after purchasing new equipment. Cross Country Ski Areas Association is offering a Welcome Card good for three free visits to any of its 91 member ski areas.

 

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Youth Is Served At Powderhorn, One Of Colorado ‘Gems’

Powderhorn jumper

Moving into its second year of new ownership, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is aiming to capture the attention of younger skiers and snowboarders on the Western Slope.

 

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Lake Effect Snowfall Is 'Snowmaking' On The Cheap

Holiday Valley, NY

It’s the frugal kind of artificial snow but, unfortunately, it’s not available to the entire ski world. Such a pity, because it needs no water, pipelines or compressed air to produce.

 

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Resort Swap Deal Now Includes Five Mid-Atlantic Areas

Hidden Valley, Pa.

Four Mid-Atlantic resorts that participated in last year’s Season Passholder “Resort Swap” Program are continuing their involvement and expanding to include a fifth for the current season.

 

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Snow Sports Athletes Benefit From T2 Foundation Grants

Robby Kelley (Selko Photo)

Young winter sports competitors continue to benefit from support coming from the nonprofit T2 Foundation. Some 30 athletes on the U.S. alpine, freestyle, and Nordic teams are current beneficiaries.

 

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CEO Marolt To Leave USSA In 2014

Bill Marolt

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt has announced he will leave the organization he has led for the past 16 years in the spring of 2014.

 

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Park City-Talisker Dispute Heading To Court

Park City Mountain Resort

For nearly six months, skiers and riders have laid in wait wondering what the future might look like for Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). Its dispute with Talisker is heading to trial.

 

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Northern Michigan Resorts Add Activities, Terrain Parks, Snowmaking

Homestead Resort

A while back I outlined what’s new around Boyne Country in northern Michigan (see story) including more snowmaking and new lifts, but that just scratches the surface. 

 

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U.S. Teen Star Shiffrin Picks Up Another Top 10 Finish In Aspen

Mikaela Shiffrin (AP/Nathan Bilow)

Makaela Shiffrin, the U.S. Ski Team’s 17-year-old rising star, once again picked up a Top 10 finish, this time in the Nature Valley Winternationals World Cup slalom at Aspen, finishing seventh.

 

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Why Park City Mountain Resort is a Family Favorite

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A Brave Ski Mom Interview with Eric Wagnon, National Skiing Writer for Examiner.com and the father of two rippin’ boys.

One resort for family fun: which do you choose?

Park City Mountain Resort, Utah.


Park City has a lot going for it, from a family perspective. There is a ton of good intermediate terrain.  The ski school caters to families and the town has charm and character, and for those not so keen on skiing, shopping. They also have the on-mountain alpine coaster and a nearby tubing hill. Park City Mountain Resort provides a total vacation experience.

 
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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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