Birds of Prey second training run results

One more day left of training and the real deal starts.  Tune in this weekend on NBC and watch your favorite u.s. alpine skiing stars go for the victory on the uber fast Bird’s of Prey downhill.  Steve Nyman came in 12th, Bode Miller in 11th and Travis Ganong is in 7th.      1 …

La Nina treating northern resorts very nice this year

We’ve been hearing about all these amazing ski resort openings, but has everyone benefited from the early season snow? Ski resorts in northern and central Colorado are benefiting from La Niña while southern areas are falling short, according to a report from the National Resources Conservation Service. The report, titled the Ski West Report, is …

Where elegance meets adventure: CS Irwin Cat Skiing

If you’re want to try something new and are looking for the ultimate cat skiing experience, try CS Irwin near Crested Butte, Colorado  Their professional guides and staff will safely lead you through legendary terrain while you enjoy unparalleled scenic views, gourmet lunches, and of course incredible powder. The Irwin region gets more snow than …

Telluride Ski Resort cancels backcountry guide program

Telluride Ski Resort announced today that it is cancelling its backcountry guide program in the Bear Creek drainage, which is located immediately east of the ski area. The resort cited a lack of alignment with private owners of mining claims in the drainage. The Resort was originally encouraged by the U.S. Forest Service to provide …

Return of the War Horse? Andrew Weibrecht shows signs of life with Birds of Prey second training run

The first signs of the return of the War Horse took place today with the second training run for Friday’s Birds of Prey downhill.  Andrew Weibrecht, the surprise bronze medal winner in super G at the Vancouver Olympics, has had a slow start to the season after offseason shoulder and ankle surgeries.  Weibrecht posted only …

Julia Mancuso posts fastest training run time at Lake Louise downhill, Lindsey Vonn 19th

When I say “Man” you say “Cuso.”  Man-Cuso! Julia Mancuso continues her incredible re-rise to elite status on the World Cup.  Building on last year’s Olympic success, Mancuso clocked an 8th place finish at the Aspen World Cup giant slalom.  Today, Mancuso served notice that her speed skiing skills are fully back to podium level.  …

Squaw’s Travis Ganong leads way for Americans on Birds of Prey downhill second training run

Three Americans placed in the top 15 on the second day of training for Friday’s Birds of Prey downhill.  Squaw Valley’s Travis Ganong led the way for the Americans with the seventh fastest time.  Ganong is racing his first full season on the World Cup Bode Miller finished 11th, 0.63 seecond back.  Miller was followed …

Athletes are discovering EMF jewelry, have you?

EMF jewelry is getting more and more popular amongst athletes and celebrities. PGA tour golfer Ernie Els for example and celebrities such as Anthony Robbins, Madonna and Jerry Hall have been seen wearing those pendants that not only protect you from electronic smog but also increases muscle endurance and helps with feeling energized. Athletes also …

Alta and Snowbird are first among the top 50 resorts in snowfall

This guy has reason to be happy.  AltaBird has the most snow of all the top 50 ski resorts in North America.  The pictures and video have exploded on the web making people like me jones for conditions like that on my ski trips.  There really is no better place to powder ski than little …

Sun Valley under Winter Storm Watch through Friday afternoon

A Winter Storm Watch above 6500 feet remains in effect through Friday Afternoon. * Snow accumulations: 7 to 15 inches.* Elevation: above 6500 feet.* Timing: Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.* Locations include: Ketchum, Sun Valley, Galena Summit, Smiley Creek Lodge* Winds: southwest 5 to 15 mph.* Impacts: heavy snow accumulation will make for hazardous travel …

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