All six Vail Resorts from California to Colorado are witnessing all time early season conditions

Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe are all now Open with Great Conditions and Epic Early Season Terrain VAIL, Colo. – Skiers and snowboarders can thank Mother Nature for a feast of powder and record-setting terrain openings in both Colorado and California this Thanksgiving. Vail Resorts six world-class resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, …

10 inches of fresh powder greet riders on Crested Butte’s opening day

  “This is the best opening we’ve seen in at least six years,” said Ken Stone, CBMR’s COO. “We have much to be thankful for today and with Mother Nature’s help our operations crews will have more terrain ready for holiday skiers and riders.” CBMR opened today at 9 a.m. with the Red Lady Express …

REI pitches in and donates to the Utah Avalanche Center

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center announced today that it has received a $5,000 grant from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor retail co-op committed to connecting people with nature, to support the Know Before You Go (KBYG) avalanche awareness program.  The KBYG program, designed especially for young adults and presented most frequently at middle and high …

Visa Aspen Winternational starters named: Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Sarah Schleper, Megan McJames

ASPEN, CO – Seven U.S. Olympians, including 2010 medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will be in the start house this weekend when the Visa Aspen Winternational opens the North American swing of the women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup on Saturday. Vonn and Mancuso will start both Saturday’s giant …

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 …

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