Small Motions, Big Changes: The Indoor Ski Lesson

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"You'll find that 30 minutes on this hill is a long time," Mark, an instructor with the Skidoctors, told me. I was climbing onto the world's longest ski slope - an indoor ski simulator at the Aspen Club.

 

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Four Tahoe Resorts Extend Season Well Into April

Heavenly

Just when you thought it was time to say good night to Lake Tahoe skiing comes the word… “not so fast.” 

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Snowmaking Returns As Some Northeast Resorts Plan To Remain Open Into April

Sunday River Snowmaking

A number of Northeast resorts have been able to fire up their snowguns to carry the season well into April, even as numerous others have either closed for the season or significantly reduced their amount of open terrain. All of this is the result of  last week’s unprecedented meltdown,

 

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New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Offering FREE Skiing Through Sunday

Waterville Valley

This is the season that ski resort owners want to forget, but for hundreds of New England skiers and riders, the last week of the season at New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort promises to be memorable – and free!

 

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Do Kids Have To Ride Before They Ski?

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For many years, conventional wisdom has held that kids need to learn to ski before they learn to ride.

 

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Skiing With Babies and Toddlers

Chariot

I have a friend who started his son skiing before he could walk. And, despite how crazy this sounds, it worked. Now my friend is a ski instructor and a former US Ski Team member, so perhaps it's in the genes. 

 

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Record Heat Scorches Northeast Ski Season

Killington Spring

Record heat in the Northeast has put the skids on the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season, with just a handful or resorts hanging on to trails buried in snowmaking over the past few months. But some resorts are wrapping up the season with big events, live music, and smiles well into April.

 

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Spring Silliness Turns Into Accident At Wisp

Cardboard Box Derby at Wisp

Sooner or later, it seemed bound to happen. Some 5-7 people, including at least two children, were injured when a “Dragon Wagon,” reportedly carrying 14 people went off course during a Cardboard Box Derby and struck snowmaking equipment.

 

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Season Just ‘Warming Up’ At Whistler Blackcomb: Two Months To Go

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News of warm weather in our ski world isn’t ever heartening. But, the silver lining comes in good news that Whistler Blackcomb is truly “warming up,” in terms of readying for another two months of action.

 

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U.S. Ski Team Update: Taking Norway By Storm

Kikkan Randall

Downhill has the Hahnenkamm, snowboarding and freeskiing have the X Games – prestigious events where victories become career landmarks. 

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Oldest Double Chair In New England Retiring At New Hampshire's Cranmore

Cranmore

Cranmore Mountain’s East Double Chair, the oldest operating double in New England, will be retired at the end of this season and replaced with a new fixed-grip triple.  

 

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Spring Vibe Rocks The Slopes With Live Music, Sunshine, Soft Snow

SunSation

Springtime is music time in the mountains and from coast to coast, resorts are rocking in the festive vibe with sunshine, soft snow, warm temperatures, live on-snow concerts, events and festivals.

 

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Ogden Newspaper Says Powder Mountain In Play With California Company

Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain in East Eden, Utah, 19 miles northeast of Ogden, is reportedly in play as Summit Series, a company based in Malibu, Calif. is apparently in the due diligence process. The report surfaced in the Ogden Standard-Examiner. 

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Town Of Mammoth Lakes Could Be Facing Mammoth Debt; On To Mediation

Mammoth Yosemite Airport

Mammoth Lakes, Calif., just down the road from the Mammoth Mountain Resort, is facing payment of a potential $30 million judgment brought by Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition (MLLA), a developer, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Note this is a town issue, not a ski resort company issue.

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Warren Miller: My Movie Tour

Bad Gastein

After my first filming trip to Europe that Merrill Hastings publisher of Skiing News Magazine promoted for me in 1953, the only way to convince the airline to send me the second time was to promote a ski tour to the Alps via Scandinavian Airlines. 

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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’

Park City Mountain Resort

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

Lindsey Vonn

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

Wasatch backcountry

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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