WATCH: Squaw Valley’s Mike Wilson busting four back flips from a 99 foot rope swing

Badass.  Renegade.  Rebel.  Ruling skier.  Mike Wilson is real to the core, and not in some phony hip-hop way. Currently Mr. Wilson’s DNA is being studied by the Genome Project.  He was born without a fear gene, which means he’s immune to fear-based societal afflictions: political talk radio banter, religion, and huge cliffs.  Check the …

SV Heli Ski selects Reeder Flying Service from Twin Falls as their 2011 heli provider

Sun Valley Heli Ski Guides has selected Reeder Flying Service as their helicopter provider for the 2010/11 ski season.  Sun Valley Heli Ski is the oldest heli ski operation in the continental US and is celebrating its’ 45th year of operation.  It operates out of Sun Valley Resort and the Smoky Mountain Lodge; the only …

Vail reaches 100 inch mark

Thanksgiving is not usually known as a gift giving holiday, but Mother Nature has graced Vail with a late Thanksgiving gift on Sunday night of more than 100 inches of snow cumulatively this ski season.  Snow totals measured at Vail Cascade Resort have been significant enough to open the property’s own chairlift, bringing ski-in/ski-out access …

Snowshoe mountain to open Dec. 10th

After a rollercoaster fall, Snowshoe Mountain Resort will open ski operations for the 2010.2011 season on Friday, December 10th at 9am. The Pocahontas County resort saw early snowflakes fall on October 5th, but has seen less than an inch of total snowfall since that time. A mild November forced the resort to delay its planned …

Nature Valley NASTAR to air on National tv this weekend

You can catch all the incredible downhill action of the largest recreational ski and snowboard event in the country when Nature Valley NASTAR Behind the Gates airs on the Universal Sports network Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. ET. The documentary-style show follows the inspiring stories of three of the top NASTAR racers in the country …

Maria Pietila Holmner wins Aspen World Cup slalom, Maria Riesch second, Lindsey Vonn 8th

Maria Pietilä Holmner of Sweden won the ladies’ World Cup slalom in Aspen on Sunday.  The 2007 World Championships’ silver medalist led after the first run, and smoked the field on her second run too.  Holmner earns her first World Cup victory in convincing fashion with 0.68 seconds seperating her and Germany’s Maria Riesch.  Riesch …

Switzerland’s Tobias Gruenenfelder wins Lake Louise super G, Bode Miller 12th, Travis Ganong 20th

It has been a long time coming for Switzerland’s Tobias Gruenenfelder.  The 2007 Swiss downhill champion earned his first World Cup victory on Sunday at the age of 33.  Gruenenfelder bested countryman/superstar Carlo Janka by 0.07 seconds.  Austria’s Romed Baumann nabbed a podium spot, 0.27 second back. For the Americans, once again Bode Miller had …

Western storm system to impact all ski resorts

Here comes another round of storms.  As if the conditions weren’t good enough already, more snow is on the way for many ski resorts across the country. The system impacting the West will bring impacts to the entire country through midweek. Today, those impacts will be snow in the Mountain West and in the High …

Men’s Alpine skiing continues today with the Giant Slalom in Lake Louise

World Cup Alpine skiing continues with the men’s super giant slalom in Lake Louise. The race begins at 1 pm ET.  Manuel Osborne-Paradis defends his title on home snow.  Bode Miller and the rest of the U.S. mens speed team look to have a good showing. We’ll have results as they come in…     …

Women’s Slalom today in Aspen: Lindsey Vonn looks to make her mark

After a disappointing race yesterday, Linsey Vonn and the rest of the U.S. Women’s alpine slalom contenders look to make their mark today in the last race of the Aspen Winternational World Cup. We have results as they come in…        

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