The Ski Channel Weekly Wrap: On Our Radar Now

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 16, 2009 8:30 pm

Even though the season for all intensive purposes is over, there’s still lots going on in them there hills. Here’s what’s on our minds:

1.     Snowbird just extended their closing date and it’s still undecided as to whether or not they’ll actually close on June 14, or if they’ll push it into July to break their longest season record. The betting lines are open. In the meantime, go ahead and take a few runs.

2.     The U.S. Ski Team is in Mammoth for the next ten days. That would be the World Cup Alpine men, and our top guys at that. Word from the camp is that the conditions were stellar for their first day on snow (today). Head to Mammoth and enjoy the snow yourself, and/or watch the guys turn and burn for a preview of who will be who at the 2010 Olympic Games. While you’re at it, snag an autograph, or if you’re a lady, admire them in their skin-tight GS suits.

3.     The annual Mountainfilm Festival is taking place next weekend in Telluride. It’s a special deal, as it’s not just about kicking back and watching documentaries. Instead, participants are out to change the world, and you can, too, if you attend the four-day affair. Word is that lovely freeskier Lynsey Dyer will be on hand to showcase her incredible mountain-inspired artwork. Check back here at the Ski Channel on Monday for a full profile and interview about her work, skiing, and pending gallery show.

4.     Five U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes will be golfing next week to raise money for the upcoming ski season. The charity event takes place May 23. Sign up, play, win prizes and help these guys win medals next year.

5.     Last but not least, rumor has it that Bode Miller WILL in fact ski next year. He still hasn’t announced whether or not he’ll gun for the Olympic Games, but regardless, we’re still glad he’s planning to shred the World Cup circuit next winter.