Canadian Racer Nick Zoricic Dies After World Cup Skicross Crash

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Canadian racer Nick Zoricic, 29, died from head injuries after crashing in a World Cup skicross event in Grindelwald, Switzerland Saturday, according to a report from the International Ski Federation released by Associated Press.

 

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Updated: Park City Mountain Resort Sues Canyons Owner Talisker; ‘May Be Forced To Close’

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A significant dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort owner Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, has bubbled over the top. So much so that PCMR General Manager Jenni Smith said an agreement must be reached or settled or “we may be forced to close.”

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Vonn Clinches Fourth World Cup Overall Title In Sweden

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Lindsey Vonn went where no American woman before her had ever been. She stood atop a podium in Are, Sweden with her fourth overall World Cup all locked up.

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Feds Must Respond To Ski Areas Water Rights Lawsuit By Monday

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The federal government has until Monday, March 12 to respond to a lawsuit filed by the National Ski Areas Association that challenges a new directive that requires resorts operating on U.S. Forest Service lands to transfer water rights to the feds.

 

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Utah SkiLink Possibility Advances With Legislative Resolution

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The Utah State Senate voted 22-7 Monday to advance a resolution that promotes connecting the four ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons with the three Park City area resorts.

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Magical Londonderry: Vermont’s Magic Mountain Sells Out Ownership Shares

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Magic Mountain, in Londonderry, Vt., recently “sold” its 333th ownership share. That was the, well, “magic number” needed to begin a new skier-based ownership entity. 

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PCSkiGal Finds Elegance In The Middle Of Nowhere: Three Forks (Ski) Ranch

Two hundred thousand acres. A working cattle ranch near the border of Wyoming and Colorado, owned by St. Louis Cardinals co-owner David Pratt. The Three Forks Ranch puts the ‘X’ in extreme luxury.

 

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U.S. Ski Team Update: Freeskiing Wins Bring Smiles To Wise, Sigourney, Wallisch

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There were big smiles across the faces of U.S. Freeskiing athletes David Wise, Brita Sigourney and Tom Wallisch last weekend at Mammoth Mountain. The trio brought home big wins in the finale of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.

 

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U.S. Open Snowboarding At Stratton ‘Where It All Began’

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“We look forward to hosting the U.S. Open each March, welcoming a ‘Who’s Who’ of snowboarding as they return to where it all began,” Stratton Mountain, Vermont’s Myra Foster told SnoCountry.com. 

 

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Four Skiing Legends Headed For New Waterville HOF

Four people who have left an indelible mark on the development of Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire will be inducted into a new resort Hall of Fame March 31, 2012.

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Equipment Purchases Down 12 Percent; But Sales Are A Silver Lining

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“Manufacturers of ski, snowboard and outdoor gear and accessories haven’t done as well as years past, but that is good news for consumers,” Kat Jobanputra, COO of the Colorado-based Specialty Sports Venture retail stores told SnoCountry.com. 

 

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Video Blog: Perfect Morning At Beaver Creek

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Ever had one of those perfect corduroy mornings?

 

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Trip Report: A Different Side Of Snowmass

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Great skiing? Check.

Gorgeous mountains? Check.

An amazing family resort? Check.

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U.S. Ski Team Update: Nordic Combined Legacy Established

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With a four-medal performance at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, including a team silver, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team established a significant legacy. 

 

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Ski Whisperer: Ski Boots 101 – Should Skiing Be Called ‘Booting?’

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Skis are hands down the topic of greatest interest at realskiers.com. Most of our subscribers come to us with some variation of, "What skis do you recommend?" Our all-but-automatic response is, "Tell us about your boots.""What skis do you recommend?" Our all-but-automatic response is, "Tell us about your boots." 

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Take Advantage of 2012-13 Season Pass Deals Now And Save

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We’re not near time to formally say goodbye to the 2011-12 season. 

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Spring Fever: Resorts Across No. America Offer Family, Adult Package Specials

Spring“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” –Mark Twain

 

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Spring Sets Up Just Right In Michigan: ‘Longer Days, Softer Snow’

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"Spring is my favorite time of the year to ski," says Steve Kershner, chairman of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) and director of skiing at Shanty Creek in Bellaire. 

 

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Ajax And Champagne: The Just Go Together

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An observant wag once wrote, “Only in Aspen.” Well, here we go again. The good commissioners who run Pitken County in Colorado have approved a “portable sled” bar from which thirsty guests can down some bubbly for $15.

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Recent Storms Blanket Northeast Resorts; More On The Way

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Northeast ski areas are finally rejoicing with upwards of four feet of new snow from a series of winter storms over the past few days. The best news is, another storm is knocking at the door!

 

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