Stowe Mountain Resort opens. Honors 10th Mountain Division

            This Saturday, November 27, Stowe Mountain Resort will dedicate one of only two U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Soldier statues in the center of their new Spruce Peak Plaza. Several original 10th Mountain Veteran’s and historians will speak during the ceremony and recollect the unique significance the alpine fighting forces had in U.S. history. …

Snow totals in Tahoe storm up to 8 feet

It already seems like the middle of winter with the  kind of storm systems that arrive after Christmas.   Well, it’s before thanksgiving and resorts are reaching the 100 inch mark already.  This past week, storm snowfall totals top Eight feet, creating mid-winter conditions for Lake Tahoe ski resort openings.  It is quite simply the …

Chris Davenport’s Australis DVD available for online order

On November 23, 2009, ten skiers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, and sailors set off from Ushuaia, Argentina on a journey to ski the Antarctic Peninsula. Filmmaker Jim Surette captured footage of Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, and Andrea Binning hiking and skiing new peaks in one of the world’s last, largely unexplored regions. The resulting footage came …

University of Utah offers Snow Day, classes closed

                       

Ski and snowboard obstacle competition to debut at SIA

Bringing the industry together in a friendly race of agility, style and athletics – Malakye.com and IS Eyewear will host the first ski/snowboard combo obstacle competition, Office Booyz & Girlz, during SIA’s On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest at Winter Park Resort’s Re-railer Terrain Park on Monday, January 31 from Noon to 2P. “Open to all skill levels, …

Thanksgiving tradition: Visa Aspen Winternational World Cup races

Julia Mancuso trains giant slalom on the women’s World Cup slope in Aspen (Aspen/Snowmass – Jeremy Swanson) ASPEN, CO – American Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and World Cup leader, German Maria Riesch, take center stage Thanksgiving weekend when the Visa Aspen Winternational kicks off the classic North …

Bear Mountain to open just in time for Thanksgiving.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) announced today that Bear Mountain will open Wednesday, Nov. 24, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. With a weekend storm that added four to six inches of fresh snowfall and allowed for around-the-clock snowmaking, conditions will be excellent for the Thanksgiving holiday. Skiers and snowboarders are invited to get …

Okemo is open for skiing and riding

The 2010/2011 ski and snowboard season is officially underway at Okemo Mountain Resort. The lifts started turning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Two lifts, serving four upper mountain trails, offered loose granular conditions on terrain for advanced skiers and riders. Snowmaking crews are poised and ready to resume snowmaking operations as temperatures allow. …

Loon Mountain opens for 44th winter season

New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain opened today for its 44th winter season with 10 trails, 38 acres and over 3 miles of intermediate and advanced level terrain on the upper mountain. Trails open include Exodus, Upper Picked Rock, Upper Bear Claw, Grand Junction and Link. When snowmaking temperatures return, open terrain will expand quickly and more …

Skiing powder, moguls and jumping off cliffs on one leg

EJ Poplawski is an avid skier and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He lost his leg while participating in an extreme skiing contest in Crested Butte a few years back.  He hasn’t let it slow him down.  He skis powder, moguls and even catches air.  A couple years ago he pre ran the the …

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