Spyder designs custom mountie inspired suits for Alpine racers

As some of the world’s best skiers descended on the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains last weekend for the Lake Louise World Cup, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team were stand-out supporters of their country in Mountie-styled custom race suits designed by iconic ski apparel brand, Spyder Active Sports. The custom-graphic suits mimic the appearance of the …

They’re even skiing freshies in Arizona

Arizona’s ski resorts need only one thing to open. Snow. With this latest cold snap gripping Arizona, skiers and snowboards are ready to hit the slopes so the waiting game has begun. Tucson broke a record Tuesday morning when the airport registered 23 degrees breaking the old record of 24 degrees set in 1934. The …

$75 flight from this big city to Sun Valley

Skiing just got a little easier.  Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have just launched a “Hot Deals on Ice” winter fare sale which features a discounted $75 one-way fare between Seattle and Sun Valley on select days from January – March, the perfect compliment to Sun Valley Resort’s 75th winter season.  Seats are limited and …

Ashland opening on Friday is earliest in 8 years

Shakespeare in the summer and skiing in the winter, Mt. Ashland Ski Resort is gearing up for an early ski season Tuesday. This Friday will be the earliest opening date the resort has had in the last eight years. There is currently 40 inches of snow and they expect another 8-16 inches by Wednesday. Employees …

Peak chair at Whistler opens Dec. 3rd – Blackcomb opens Dec 4th

And, this just in… PEAK CHAIR on Whistler will open Friday Dec 3 with Harmony Chair on Whistler and Crystal Chair on Blackcomb scheduled to open Saturday Dec 4, 2010.  *Weather permitting.

37cm in the past 24 hours at Whistler Blackcomb, That’s 14.6 inches to you

With the current weather system hitting Whistler,  the conditions for skiing and riding are getting better and better every day.  Whistler Blackcomb has a current snow base of 137cms with total of 266cms(8.7feet) snow so far this season. The forecast is calling for more snow to hit Whistler Blackcomb tonight and into tomorrow followed by sunny skies ; …

Heli-skiing in Whistler for 30 years now

Whistler Heli-Skiing kicks off its 30th season on December 4 bringing guests the thrill of a lifetime for yet another winter. “Entering our 30th season is a momentous occasion and we’re marking it with some very exciting new offerings,” says Mike Sedan, General Manager of Whistler Heli-Skiing. “With our experienced guides, 432,000 acres of terrain, …

Jackson Hole reports record snow and record visits

Following an unprecedented 130” of early season snowfall leading up to opening day, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opened the entire resort with all major lifts and runs open, including the Hobacks and Lower Faces, offering 4139 vertical feet of direct fall line skiing–the biggest continuous vertical in the country. This was the first time in …

Birds of Prey Downhill: Didier Cuche fastest in training, Bode Miller 8th, Nyman 16th, Ganong 24th

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) paved the way for the U.S. finishing eighth in the opening Audi Birds of Prey downhill training run Tuesday. Switzerland’s Didier Cuche  (pictured) clocked in at 1:47.80, nearly a half a second ahead of the field, for the fasted time. Miller, who has won the …

U.S. Snowboarding halfpipe teams announced at Copper Mountain

The 2011 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe crew poses for a picture at the Team Announcement at Copper Mountain. (USSA/Margo Christiansen) COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO – On the eve of the season opening Visa U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix, U.S. Snowboarding’s 2011 halfpipe teams were announced Tuesday alongside the cavernous 22-foot halfpipe at Copper Mountain. Highlighting the 17 riders …

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