Ski Writers Honor Cochran-Siegle, Shiffrin With Metivier Award

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Mikaela Shiffrin

Alpine ski racers Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Mikaela Shiffrin received the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award from the Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) for the second consecutive year. 

 

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Whistler Named One Of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Whistler

Earth Day (April 20) seems a good time to note that Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the fourth consecutive year.

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Hall Of Fame Induction Makes For Night Of Memories, Emotions

HOF Inductees 2012

Nearly 600 friends and snow sports industry leaders joined eight new members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Saturday night (April 14, 2012) in Seattle for a formal induction ceremony. 

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PCSkiGal: Up Up And Away For Snowbird’s Little Cloud, Gad 2 Lifts

Snowbird

World-renowned Snowbird Resort  in Utah is getting in the game. The Bird will yank out the Little Cloud chair and replace it with a high-speed quad starting this summer. 

 

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Travel Executives Meet At Lake Tahoe: Deals Made Will Affect You

Mt. Travel Symposium

Somewhere around 900 sales and marketing executives from tour and travel agencies, resort lodging properties and associations, airlines, ski clubs and councils, and mountain resorts from across the alpine world get down to hard knuckle negotiations April 15-22 at the Resort at Squaw Creek at Squaw Valley, Calif.

 

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Ski Areas Recognized For Safety, Building Lifetime Relationships

Whitetail Resort

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) will honor 13 ski resorts with National Safety Awards next month at their national convention in San Antonio, Texas. Others will be recognized for their work in converting skiers and riders to lifelong enthusiasts.

 

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Get Off The Couch: New Study Shows Millions Are Inactive

Inactive Americans

There’s never been a better argument for getting Americans off the couch and onto skis or snowboards. A new study shows 68.2 million people are inactive, up from 67.2 last year. Wrong direction.

 

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Season 'Dies Hard' -- Bruce Willis To Give Away Soldier Mountain

Soldier Mt. Idaho

Are you a member of an acceptable nonprofit organization in Idaho? Then, your group might just be eligible to take over the ownership of Soldier Mountain, Idaho. Actor Bruce Willis has owned the resort since 1996.

 

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Lake Tahoe Region Looks To Possible 2022 Olympics Bid

Squaw

The last time the Winter Olympics set down around Lake Tahoe it was 1960 at Squaw Valley. You can see plenty of photos and memorabilia from those first-ever televised games at the resort’s High Camp area.

 

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PCSkiGal: Utah Now Has An Official Winter Sport…Guess What It Is?

 

Skiing

We’ve got an official gun, an official dessert, an official grass, an official cooking vessel, an official vegetable, so why not an official winter sport? Can another Winter Olympics be next?

 

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U.S. Ski Team Update: A Season For the Record Books

Julia Mancuso

With eight U.S. athletes taking 12 season long titles, the 2012 season was one for the record books. And signs for the future look promising as last week the USA wrapped up a month of Junior World Championships in each sport tallying a record dozen medals including six gold.

 

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Hoppin' Down The Ski Slopes Easter Style

Easter Eggs

Easter is only a few days away and ski resort guests, like many of us, are on the hunt for eggs and candy. Here’s what you can expect to find at a sampling of areas around the country.

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PCSkiGal: Smile Challenge Brings Celebs To Canyons

 

Operation Smile

It was smiles all around for the gang that showed up at Canyons March 31. It wasn't just the gorgeous spring weather and the Gruv setting up in the Village below, either. 

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New Lifts, Possible Lighting For Aspen's Buttermilk

A lift serving the superpipe and lower jumps at Aspen’s Buttermilk, and maybe lighting for early evening feature use, are part of the Aspen Skiing Company’s master plan.

 

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Here Comes Jumbo. B.C. Government Gives Green Light

Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort, B.C.

It’s taken 20 years of talks, comprehensive and, some would say, exhaustive reviews, but the British Columbia government has finally cleared the way for development of the uber controversial Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort. 

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U.S. Ski Team Update: Americans Finish Atop 10 Season-Long Rankings

Brad Wilson

Springtime is about change and that holds true for winter sports. With the elite international season in the record books – and eight U.S. athletes leading 10 different season-long world rankings – it's time to let the young athletes shine.

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Everybody Into The Water: Vail, Others To Host Pond Skimming Championships

Vail

Well, it’s an annual rite of spring at Vail. The wet and wild day is April 15, 2012, sponsored by Rockstar energy drink.  Vail is not alone, either.

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Small Motions, Big Changes: The Indoor Ski Lesson

deck lesson skidoctors

"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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