Ashleigh McIvor + Maelle Ricker + you + 7 friends = BC Ski Games contest

It’s a compare and contrast world.  This band is better than that one, he’s a better baller than that guy… you know the drill.  Endless message board banter is happening right now revolving around the unsolvable riddle of who’s the best, what’s the greatest.  Our culture feels the uncontrollable reflex to put everything in its …

Ski for 1/2 off at A-Basin

Arapahoe Basin Introduces new Pass Product   Arapahoe Basin, CO – November 15, 2010 – Arapahoe Basin introduces the new Legend’s 4 Pass.  Ski or ride four days at Arapahoe Basin with the new Legend’s 4 Pass for only $139.  This non-transferable pass is valid any day of the 2010-2011 season with no black out …

Crashing the U.S. ski team ball: meeting Bode and Lindsey

                     by Jake Bright “I have an ‘in’ to some ski event. Do you want to go?” This is what my hip hop producer friend says to me after dinner around 9:30pm on a New York Thursday. Next thing I know I am at the US Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Annual Ball hanging out …

Levi World Cup: Ligety 18th, Bode DNF, Will Brandenburg 8th after first run but DNFs

LEVI, Finland – Olympian Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA, pictured right) was 8th after the first run and well on his way to his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top 10 Sunday, when he was disqualified after straddling a gate on the steep part of the course. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) climbed eight slots …

Lindsey Vonn 6th in Levi, Marlies Schild of Austria wins with Maria Riesch in second

LEVI, Finland – Reigning Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Champion Maria Riesch of Germany let over a half second lead slip Saturday as Austrian Marlies Schild captured the opening slalom of the 2011 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season. Three-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) went down on her hip mid-run, …

Whistler Blackcomb opening 6 days early

Whistler Blackcomb to open six days early: Friday, November 19 A Winter Wonderland awaits; La Nina and incredible snowmaking infrastructure deliver early start to the season at Whistler Blackcomb. WHISTLER, BC, Friday, November 12, 2010 – Few things get skiers and riders more excited than the words “early opening,” which is why Whistler Blackcomb is …

Breckenridge Ski Resort celebrates opening day in style.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Celebrates Opening Day Like Never Before! BRECKENRIDGE, Colo.-Nov. 12, 2010- The most visited ski resort in North America welcomed the 2010-2011 ski season this morning with six inches of new snow, blue skies and more than 290 acres of skiable terrain. The lively crowd of skiers and riders at Breckenridge Ski Resort …

Mammoth opening day: pow, staircases, champagne, and waiting on Travis Rice

Opening day at ski resorts are sometimes like going on the car ride at Disneyland.  Here is your roadmap, don’t deviate.  At Mammoth Mountain yesterday, the center guide track that runs between the tires was demolished. Incredible powder conditions were to be found everywhere for the more than 2300 snow addicts flocking to ski Valhalla.  …

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation adds serious biz skills to Board of Trustees

PARK CITY, UT – A noted investment manager and passionate lifelong skier, Alice Ruth, has been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The announcement was made by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) President and CEO Bill Marolt. Ruth now heads Willett Advisors LLC as its Chief Investment …

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall wins FIS women’s sprint 1k season opener in Finland

MUONIO, Finland – World Champion silver medalist Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) started the 2010-11 season strong, winning the Muonio FIS opener. Randall beat the field by nearly a second in the final round, while Estonia’s Timo Simonlatser crushed the men’s line-up by close to two seconds. “Kicked off the season with a skate sprint in Muonio …

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