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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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?

burton star wars experience

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

Whistler

 

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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