Get In Shape for Skiing and Riding

Get in Shape

It’s time! It’s snowing in the North American mountains and winter is truly “just around the corner.” No matter how fit you are from your summertime adventures, you’ll feel better and ski stronger if you take the time now, to do some pre-season training.

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Mary Jo Tarallo Receives Industry Achievement Award From SIA

Mary Jo Tarallo SIA Award

Long-time publicist, educator, and writer Mary Jo Tarallo received the Industry Achievement Award from SnowSports Industries America (SIA). It was presented by SIA Board Chair Tim Petrick at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

 

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PCSkiGal: What’s Up With 'Flow State?' Latest From Miller Entertainment Reviewed

Warren Miller's Flow State

Disclaimer -- Go see Flow State no matter what you are about to read. I just want to say up front that no matter how you feel about ski porn and the legacy of Warren Miller, you're a lame-a** if you choose to sit on the couch instead of making the annual pilgrimage to kick off this ski season. 


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Copper Mountain Speed Center Opens Wednesday For U.S. Ski Team

Copper MOuntain Speed Center

Early-season snowfall and cold temperature just may lead to World Cup Gold for a number of U.S. Ski Team members this season.

 

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Ski & Snowboard Expo Coming To Denver Nov. 2-4

Elite TEAM

The 21st annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, produced by BEWI Productions, comes to downtown Denver’s Colorado Convention Center Fri., Nov. 2 to Sun., Nov. 4. 

 

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Mt. Norquay To Open First In Canada Oct. 25

Mt. Norquay

The ski season in Banff, Alberta jumps out to its earliest opening in history Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at noon when Mt. Norquay says “come and get it.” 

 

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Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows To Open For One Day, Oct. 25

Squaw Valley

Call it what you want – but, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the California High Sierra are calling a one-day preview a “Welcome Winter Fundraiser.” The preview comes just a few days after a three-foot snow dump with more snow coming.

 

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Utahns Get More Serious About Congestion In Canyons

Alta Wildcat base

Anyone who has made the drive up Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon on a winter weekend knows there’s just too much traffic.

 

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Whistler One Of Canada’s Best Employers For Young People; Also Conservation

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s best employers for young people as chosen by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and also picked up several conservationist awards.

 

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Ski & Snowboard Festival Heads To San Francisco Nov. 2-4

San Francisco Ski & Board Festival
Are you ready for a Bay Area preview of the ski and snowboard season? Then head over to the 5th annual Ski & Board Festival Nov. 2-4, 2012, at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. 

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Killington Powers K-1 Express Gondola By Feeding It Cow Pies

Killington Gondola

There are 100 jokes in this headline, for sure. But for sustainability and creativity, it’s no laughing matter. The "Beast of the East" is bringing cow technology to its beacon, the K-1 Express Gondola.

 

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Mud On The Mountain Returns To Seven Springs Nov. 3

Seven Springs

So many adventure-seekers took part in the inaugural Mud On The Mountain Adventure Race at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs that the resort is going to do it all over again Nov. 3. 

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Major Winter Storm Drops Big Snow in Tahoe

Boreal

Skiers and snowboarders in California, Oregon, Idaho and parts of Montana are rejoicing as an early-season winter storm has dropped more a foot of snow in some areas. 

 

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Mad River Mountain Rail Jam Nov. 4; Other Midwest Open Houses Set

Mad River, Ohio

Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, home hill to Olympian Louie Vito, will be hosting the Heartland’s first rail jam Nov. 4. Last year’s event was a huge hit, and over 400 people have already confirmed on MRM’s Facebook page they will be there for the “throw down.” The ski area’s annual Ski Patrol Ski Swap will be taking place inside the lodge. 

 

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Weather Hangover? Reservations Slow Says MTRiP Report

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The booking pace for winter reservations is down 3.9 percent for the next six months year-over-year, says the Mountain Travel Research Program. MTRiP tracks reservations at 260 property management companies in the west.

 

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PCSkiGal: Ski Porn’s Coming to Utah

Warren Miller's Flow State

Time to get your panties in a bunch, you Utah riders. Here is the list of Utah Ski and Snowboard movie premieres found at a theatre near you:

 

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Ski Icon Emile Allais Passes Away At 100 Years Young

Emile Allais

One of skiing’s original savants died Wednesday night (Oct. 17) in the French Alps. Emile Allais, who espoused the technique of parallel skiing when Austrian instructors were teaching the Arlberg (wedge) movement, succumbed after a brief illness. 

 

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Winter Activities Coming To Virginia’s Renovated Homestead

The Homestead, Va.

The newly renovated Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., is gearing up to greet winter with a variety of activities.

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A Taste of Winter In the Midwest, Northeast; The Real Deal In The Rockies

Arapahoe Basin

After a couple quick tastes of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest and Northeast, the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season finally kicked off for good in the Colorado Rockies Wednesday at Arapahoe Basin.

 

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Lake Tahoe Resorts Spruce Up For The Season … And Beyond

Tram at Squaw ValleyThe expected return of El Niño should bring more snow to the mountain resorts around Lake Tahoe, who have responded with capital improvements.
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