Beaver Creek prepping Birds of Prey World Cup course for December races

The World Cup ski season kicked off last weekend in Soelden, and although the men’s giant slalom had to be called due to fog, it won’t be long before the season really hits high gear. Soon the competitors will head to Levi, Finland for the first slalom event of the year on Nov. 14,  before …

Pre-qualified freeski athletes announced for Winter Dew Tour

Registration is open for the third season of the Winter Dew Tour and the list of pre-qualified athletes has just been released, highlighted by the defending Dew Cup champions. The three-stop Tour kicks off at Breckenridge Ski Resort for the Nike 6.0 Open, December 16-19, 2010, continues on to Killington Resort, January 20-23, 2011 and …

Lindsey Vonn goes to school to promote free skiing for kids

Olympic gold-medal skier Lindsey Vonn visited Devinny Elementary School Thursday to promote Vail Resorts’ School of Shred program. The  Lakewood, Colo., school had the most students sign up for the initiative, so Vonn paid a visit. Vonn made her home again in Colorado last year after signing an endorsement deal with Vail Resorts. She first …

Ski Channel film ‘The Story’ premieres in Hollywood to packed house, rave reviews

The Ski Channel premiered “The Story” to a packed house in Hollywood, California on  Sunday night as some 1500 athletes, celebrities, skiers and new found snow sport enthusiasts braved pouring rain (which naturally turned attention to the thought of snow falling in the mountains) to fill the Mann’s Chinese Theatre for the sold out world …

Ski finalists announced for Peak Performance King of Style Video Qualification

After a month of submissions and countless views on YouTube, the organizers of the Peak Performance King of Style Video Qualification have announced the four skiers who have earned an all-expenses paid trip and entry into the King of Style big air contest in Stockholm, Sweden on November 20th. Winners announced: Top video winner, Paul …

SnowSports Industry of America announces regional rep winners

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 SIA U.S. SnowSports Regional Rep of the Year Award. In its fifth year since inception, this award recognizes sales reps in the snow sports industry that have successfully cultivated and furthered relationships with the retailer to increase sales of snow sports products. …

Young snowboard athletes wrap Project Gold Air Camp at Utah’s Center of Excellence

America’s most talented snowboard youths were bouncing on the trampolines and hitting the ramps at Utah’s Center of Excellence last week for the Project Gold Air Camp, an invite-only training clinic for the next generation of elite U.S. snowboarders. Photo: Camp attendee Cameron Pool boardslides on the ramps at the Center of Excellence in Park …

October blizzard brings three feet of snow to Snowbird

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is in the tail end of a four-day late October blizzard that has dropped nearly three feet of snow overall, and 15 inches overnight. Photo: The measuring stick cannot tell a lie: winter has arrived in Little Cottonwood – Credit: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort “This is an encouraging start …

Vail hosts ski Olympians for public celebration, autograph session Nov. 6

Skiing fans are invited to get up close with America’s Olympic stars when the 2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is presented on Saturday, Nov. 6 during a public celebration in Vail, home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Vancouver medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Andrew Weibrecht and 2006 Olympic champion Ted Ligety are …

Snowboarding big air champion Gimpl retires from FIS World Cup circuit before London opener

The FIS Snowboard World Cup season kicks off this weekend in London with the Freeze Festival, but a familiar face looks to be noticeably absent from the contest festivities. Perennial podium favorite and four-time World Cup big air champion Stefan Gimpl of Austria has announced his retirement from the circuit. The 30-year-old Gimpl told Austria …

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