Canadian skiers rejoice: Lake Louise Ski Area to open Friday Nov. 5

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Lake Louise Ski Area’s snowmaking team, Canadian skiers and boarders will be able to score some of the nation’s first turns of the season beginning Friday, Nov. 5. at 9 a.m. The Glacier Express Quad Chair will be in operation and the Wiwaxy run will provide 1,450 feet of …

Denver Backyard Rail Jam brings snowboarding back to Art Institute of Colorado Nov. 20

Kick off the winter season with the 2nd annual Denver Backyard Bang Rail Jam. A grassroots snowboarding competition, the Salomon Backyard Bang will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 11 am to 4 pm, at The Art Institute of Colorado at 1200 Lincoln Street in downtown Denver. Hosted by Salomon Snowboards and The Art …

Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo: Bolton Valley offers exclusive deals for attendees

The annual Boston Globe Ski and Snowboard Expo kicks off Nov. 11-14 at its new location at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. However, the venue won’t be the only thing new this year to the Expo; new winter vacation packages will be available exclusively to Expo attendees from Vermont’s Bolton Valley ski …

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation appoints investment manager Simmons to Board of Trustees

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the non-profit, fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), has named Chicago investment manager Brian Simmons to its Board of Trustees, according to USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt. Simmons, an active skier, is a managing partner and one of three co-founders of CHS Capital …

Michael Johns American Idol is The Story’s Steve Bellamy

Ever had 30 million folks watch what your were doing?  You best be wearing a diaper.  Much respect to Michael Johns, whose career and entire life trajectory depended on composure and confidence with 60 million eyeballs staring at ya.  Staring down on every pore of his Down Under face, every twitch of the upper lip.  …

Ski ambassador Glen Plake returns for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month 2011

Following the success of last year’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM), Glen Plake will return with a number of industry supporters to “officially” launch LSSM 2011 at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo November 11-14. The monthly event held each January, encourages children and adults to take lessons from professional instructors. More than …

Vail Resorts to launch EpicMix with Keystone’s Nov. 5 opening, announces Epic Holiday Gift contest

Vail Resorts has had the ski world buzzing since August with the company’s announcement of EpicMix, the revolutionary new online and mobile application that will allow skiers and snowboarders to digitally capture and share their ski and ride experience at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. In fact, the only drawback of the announcement …

Hip-hop and snowsports culture combine for Under Armour 3rd Rail Jam

Skiers and riders will once again combine hip-hop influence and snowsports, as organizers have announced the schedule for the Under Armour 3rd Rail Jam. Making the rounds again for 2011, the Under Armour 3rd Rail Jam will offer three additional resort stops for a total of eight across the nation. This tour will showcase some …

Seattle Symphony to kick off An Evening with Warren Miller tour

The master adventure filmmaker himself, Warren Miller, will share his life’s stories of adventure and hijinks in some of the most breathtaking locations on the planet during a nationwide speaking tour this fall, with Seattle kicking off the Evening with Warren Miller tour on Sunday, Nov. 21. The unique event promises to connect fans with …

Okemo Mountain Resort announces new VP of Marketing

Okemo Mountain Resort has announced Ted Austin as the Resort’s new vice president of marketing. Austin will oversee all aspects of Okemo’s four-season marketing goals and initiatives. “Ted brings a vast knowledge of resort marketing and operations experience,” said Okemo’s operator Tim Mueller. He will be working very closely with the entire staff to grow …

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