Super Bowl Sunday: Super Day To Ski, Ride The East

Cannon Mt.

One of the best kept secrets in skiing and riding is the relative emptiness of the slopes on Super Bowl Sunday. What are you waiting for?

 

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Non-Stop Air Service Grows In Jackson Hole

United Airlines to Jackson Hole

When a sudden urge arises to hit the slopes at Jackson Hole, there are now more ways to scratch that itch than ever before.

 

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Valley To Mountain Gondola Could Be Next For Ski Apache, Ruidoso

Apache Arrow

Ask any West Texan coming from the high plains to the New Mexico Mountains about Ski Run Road, the 12-mile windy, sometimes legitimately treacherous route to Ski Apache. You’ll hear a grown.

 

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Tiger And Lindsey? Oh, My!

Tiger and Lindsey

It’s not even Valentine’s Day and the snow is heating up with rumors that golf star Tiger Woods and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn are a twosome.

 

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Fun Of Luge Racing Comes To Pa., N.Y. Ski Areas

USA Luge

Always wanted to try luge racing? Here’s your chance. First-time racers (age 10 and older) can experience the sport at Blue Mountain, Pa. Feb. 2-3; Thunder Ridge, N.Y. Feb. 23-24; and Whiteface, N.Y., March 2-3.

 

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Sliding On Bacon

Preparing for Bretton Woods' 40th Annual Geschmossel Classic Ski Race seemed to take a lot longer than the actual racing itself.  As any ski mom or

Bretton Woods Geschmossel

 dad knows, whether downhill or cross-country skiing, getting the gang ready for a ski day can be quite a production.  There are lunches to pack, mittens to find, and skis to load into the car.  And if you're headed to a Nordic race, you've got to wax your skis as well.

 

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Winter X Games To Heat Up Aspen, ESPN Jan. 24-27

Tom Wallisch '12 X Games

The Winter X Games return to Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 24-27 with plenty of TV saturation on ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D and ABC.

 

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Minnesota Skiers/Riders Enticed By Sweet Lift Ticket Deals

Spirit Mountain (David Bloomquist)

Conditions are some of the best the Heartland has seen in the last few years, and Minnesota ski areas are enticing skiers and riders with some sweet lift ticket deals to get out and enjoy the great snow.

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Whistler Blackcomb To Add Six-pack, Quad Chairs

Whistler Mountain, B.C.

Whistler Blackcomb is making an  $18 million capital investment for the construction of two new chairlifts, one at each mountain, in time for the start of next season. 

 

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East-based Athletes Tune For 2014 Winter Olympics On 'Russian Riviera'

Kranaya, Russia

Eastern-based athletes in the snow and ice sports are now channeling their efforts on the next Winter Olympics, which are less than 13 months away.

 

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Eastern Skiers On The Podium At Lake Placid Freestyle Events

Freestyle Aerials Lake Placid

The United States freestyle ski team couldn’t wait for mogul skier Hannah Kearney to get healthy and re-join the team on the World Cup tour. She did last Thursday (Jan. 17), and didn’t disappoint at Whiteface Mountain, N.Y. 10 miles from Lake Placid.

 

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Snowbird Cuts Prices To Rise Above City’s Air Pollution

Snowbird above smog

The recent “mother of all inversions” down in the Salt Lake basin has prompted Snowbird to lure skiers and riders out of the smog and onto the slopes.

 

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Lutsen Mountains Family Festival Feb. 1-3; Snow Sculptures, Fireworks

Lutsen Family Festival snow sculpture

With an adaption of the old adage, “the family that plays together stays together,” Lutsen Mountains hosts its annual Family Festival the weekend of Feb. 1-3. 

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Lindsey Vonn Vaults Back To The Top In Italy

Lindsey Vonn, Cortina

Lindsey Vonn from Vail, Colo. is back on the top step of the podium winning her 58th career Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. American Leanne Smith was third.

 

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PCSkiGal: Ladies, Fight The Cold With Proper Gear

Cold

It’s finally starting to warm up in Utah - if you can call a high of 20 degrees warm. But it beats -2, which is what Park City’s seen over the last few weeks. Several times I walked into the ski lodge to find little kids screaming for Mommy as their tiny toes began to thaw and the ‘pins n needles’ worked their evil magic.

 

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Indiana Skiing Possible Thanks To Two Southern Belles

Perfect North Slopes

In a state known more for basketball, corn fields and race cars, it’s a bit of a surprise to find a couple of ski areas in southern Indiana catering to not only Hoosier snow sports enthusiasts but Kentucky and Tennessee as well.

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World Snow Day Is Jan. 20 Across U.S., Globe

World Snow Day

Anyone who recognizes FIS – the International Ski Federation – thinks of it as the world governing body of ski racing. Who knew it has a frivolous side? 

 

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America’s Michaela Shiffrin Tops Podium In Austria; Third Win

Mikaela Auletta (AP)

 

It's getting to be a habit. A good one. Michaela Shiffrin, 17, from Eagle-Vail, Colo. by way of Burke Academy in Vermont, picked up her third victory in the Audi FIS World Cup slalom at night Tuesday in Flachau, Austria.

 

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Eastern Hills Come Alive With Deals

Shawnee Peak Big Air Bag

You’ve made it through the holiday spending season and even took a few days to enjoy the bountiful snow conditions at your favorite eastern winter resort. Now, however, funds might be a bit tight. Never worry. 

 

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Apache Arrow Gondola Ready To Fly In New Mexico Friday

Apache Arrow Gondola

The devastating wildire that ripped through the Ruidoso area of Southern New Mexico in June didn’t spare Ski Apache, a favorite of West Texans and locals. Those summer flames led to $15 million in improvements, including a new Apache Arrow Gondola. 

 

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