New York Ski and Snowboard Ball returns Nov. 4 with Olympians in tow

The athletes of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding have 21 reasons (medals), to celebrate the success of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. On Thursday, Nov. 4, 16 of those reasons will be on the red carpet with medals in town for the 43rd Annual New York Ski and Snowboard Ball and …

West coast skiers and boarders rejoice: Boreal opens, all passes welcome this weekend

The upgrades to the snowmaking system have paid off. Even with less than ideal snowmaking conditions, Boreal is ready to get the West Coast’s first skiers and riders on-snow. In addition to the Nugget chair which will be running 9am Friday, Castle Peak Quad will be opening Friday afternoon at 4pm and run until 8pm …

Halloween treat: Early snowfall allows Wolf Creek Ski Area to open Oct. 30

Trick or treat? This one sounds purely like a Halloween treat ski and snowboard lovers can only dream about. Wolf Creek Ski Area, located in Southwestern Colorado, will open the mountain for the 2010 – 2011 winter season starting this Saturday, October 30th. Treasure, Bonanza and Nova lifts will be operating daily from 9:00 AM …

Minnesota ski resort Wild Mountain opens for skiing and snowboarding

Ensuring the fine folks of the Midwest are able to earn some turns this weekend, Wild Mountain, located in Taylor Falls, MN is now open for skiing and snowboarding. Today, October 29th Wild Mountain will drop the rope on the 2010-11 ski season at noon with one run: Expressway, an intermediate run and one chair …

Mountain roller coaster coming to Okemo gets a name

As construction continues on Okemo Mountain Resort’s new mountain coaster attraction, the question of what to name it posed a conundrum. Okemo turned to its 9,000 Facebook followers for suggestions. A contest to name the mountain coaster garnered hundreds of responses and 25 finalists earned complimentary lift tickets to Okemo this winter. The winning name …

Beaver Creek prepping Birds of Prey World Cup course for December races

The World Cup ski season kicked off last weekend in Soelden, and although the men’s giant slalom had to be called due to fog, it won’t be long before the season really hits high gear. Soon the competitors will head to Levi, Finland for the first slalom event of the year on Nov. 14,  before …

Pre-qualified freeski athletes announced for Winter Dew Tour

Registration is open for the third season of the Winter Dew Tour and the list of pre-qualified athletes has just been released, highlighted by the defending Dew Cup champions. The three-stop Tour kicks off at Breckenridge Ski Resort for the Nike 6.0 Open, December 16-19, 2010, continues on to Killington Resort, January 20-23, 2011 and …

Lindsey Vonn goes to school to promote free skiing for kids

Olympic gold-medal skier Lindsey Vonn visited Devinny Elementary School Thursday to promote Vail Resorts’ School of Shred program. The  Lakewood, Colo., school had the most students sign up for the initiative, so Vonn paid a visit. Vonn made her home again in Colorado last year after signing an endorsement deal with Vail Resorts. She first …

Ski Channel film ‘The Story’ premieres in Hollywood to packed house, rave reviews

The Ski Channel premiered “The Story” to a packed house in Hollywood, California on  Sunday night as some 1500 athletes, celebrities, skiers and new found snow sport enthusiasts braved pouring rain (which naturally turned attention to the thought of snow falling in the mountains) to fill the Mann’s Chinese Theatre for the sold out world …

Ski finalists announced for Peak Performance King of Style Video Qualification

After a month of submissions and countless views on YouTube, the organizers of the Peak Performance King of Style Video Qualification have announced the four skiers who have earned an all-expenses paid trip and entry into the King of Style big air contest in Stockholm, Sweden on November 20th. Winners announced: Top video winner, Paul …

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