Get your shred on, Midwest snowboarders. The seventh annual SO-GNAR Snowboard Camp Tour is hitting seven Heartland ski areas over the next few weeks. Five of the stops are scheduled over the holidays.
Updated 12/16/12: Americans showed up big time in competitions around the globe. Utah’s Steven Nyman who picked up his second career first place finish in the downhill at Val Gardena, Italy. Ted Ligety won another GS at Alta Badia.
When you hear the exhortation to “Ski The Sidecountry”, think twice about it, says the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), leading avalanche and snow science experts, the U.S. Forest Service, ski area risk managers, patrollers, and others.
Things just got a bit more interesting for World Cup freestylers and their fans, as now, athletes in halfpipe, moguls and aerials will be vying for victory on the same mid-winter weekend in the Park City area.
Ski resorts from throughout New York’s 11 vacation regions have teamed with Ski Areas of New York (SANY), a trade association, on a promotion making 10,000 lift tickets available for $10 each. The tickets are good for use Friday, Jan. 10.
Try these: Alta's 75th Anniversary Ale will help you kick off the New Year with a special toast to Alta Ski Resort. In fact, they're helping you celebrate 75 years of skiing with their own special brew. The beer is bottled and packaged by the award-winning Wasatch Brewery and it goes down as smoothly as any of Wasatch's popular ales.
The Southeast lights up for the holidays with two major events on tap. Sugar Mt. in Avery County, N.C., hosts its Sugarfest, while Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, Tenn., tests your mettle with a K2 High Ollie Contest.
The long-range forecast looks good for a snowy Christmas across the Heartland, and that good news couldn’t come at a better time as Midwest ski resorts get ready to celebrate the holiday season.
Snow sports industry leaders and resort executives have said it for years: instead of competing for the same customers, we need to grow the pool. That’s what Burton Snowboards and Jay Peak plan in their new partnership with the Disney Corporation.
The last thing you need when frantically searching for your best bud in an avalanche is for your beacon to switch out of search mode. Ortovox is recalling a small group of its brand new 3+ beacons when testing revealed that they switched to transmit mode after two minutes.
USANA Health Services is presenting the Ski and Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride, Colo. starting Wednesday, Dec. 12 with Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup qualifiers and running through Sunday, Dec. 15, with USANA Snowboardcross Team SBX finals.
Much has been made of the rising cost of airline flights to the mountains this winter, so three Idaho resorts have linked with Alaska Airlines to ease the cost of that seat.
The name changed at the top of the U.S. Ski Team headlines from Lindsey Vonn to Sarah Hendrickson as the reigning overall champ won the first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on the 2014 Olympic jumps in Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi Saturday.
What was described as a tactically perfect run in the weather-shortened super G at St. Moritz, Switzerland brought American Lindsey Vonn her 57th Audi World Cup victory – her fourth this season.
Vail Resorts announced Thursday they are expanding into the Heartland with the purchase of Afton Alps, near the Twin Cities, and Mt. Brighton near Detroit. The news caught many Midwest ski industry people by surprise.
Flat light in St. Moritz, Switzerland failed to bother Slovenia’s Tina Maze as she pulled off a super combined victory Friday. It was her third win of the season. Austrians Nicole Hosp and Kathryn Zettel finished second and third.