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 …

Bear Mountain to open just in time for Thanksgiving.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts (BBMR) announced today that Bear Mountain will open Wednesday, Nov. 24, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. With a weekend storm that added four to six inches of fresh snowfall and allowed for around-the-clock snowmaking, conditions will be excellent for the Thanksgiving holiday. Skiers and snowboarders are invited to get …

Okemo is open for skiing and riding

The 2010/2011 ski and snowboard season is officially underway at Okemo Mountain Resort. The lifts started turning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Two lifts, serving four upper mountain trails, offered loose granular conditions on terrain for advanced skiers and riders. Snowmaking crews are poised and ready to resume snowmaking operations as temperatures allow. …

Loon Mountain opens for 44th winter season

New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain opened today for its 44th winter season with 10 trails, 38 acres and over 3 miles of intermediate and advanced level terrain on the upper mountain. Trails open include Exodus, Upper Picked Rock, Upper Bear Claw, Grand Junction and Link. When snowmaking temperatures return, open terrain will expand quickly and more …

Skiing powder, moguls and jumping off cliffs on one leg

EJ Poplawski is an avid skier and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He lost his leg while participating in an extreme skiing contest in Crested Butte a few years back.  He hasn’t let it slow him down.  He skis powder, moguls and even catches air.  A couple years ago he pre ran the the …

Vail Mountain to expand terrain to 2,743 acres on Nov. 24

Just days after opening for the season, continued snowfall, cold temperatures and hours of hard work from Vail’s operations teams are allowing the resort to open more lifts and expand its skiable terrain to 2,743 acres, including China and Tea Cup bowls on Wednesday, Nov. 24, just in time for Thanksgiving. Opening for the first …

Beaver Creek’s 30th season kicks of Wednesday Nov. 24th

Home of the Birds of Prey downhill, Beaver Creek Resort’s 30th season gets underway on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. offering skiers and snowboarders one of the better openings in recent years with 426 acres of terrain, 11 lifts and a mix of beginner, intermediate and expert trails. In the afternoon 5,000 chocolate chip …

Canyons Resort offers $40,000 ‘the ultimate mountain gig’ job competition

“We are evolving here at Canyons away from acting like the typical ski resort,” states Todd Burnette, Vice President of Marketing, “and are becoming a true year round mountain destination.   We believe the reasons why guests come to our mountains have evolved as well.  So we created this position not only to give an insiders …

WATCH: Jonny Moseley finishes a sweet second, Vince Neil’s last on first round of Skating with the Stars

Jonny Moseley has to be feeling good today.  Vince Neil?  Probably a little less.  Moseley is sitting in second after Monday’s debut on ABC’s ‘Skating with the Stars.’  Moseley received a score of 40 out of 60 while spinning his way with partner Brooke Castile. Vince Neil?  This is the man who ruled the scene …

Vermont adaptive ski and sport has fundraiser at Mr. Twitters

Holiday Shopping with a Cause at Vermont Adaptive’s Fundraising Event at Mr. Twitter’s, Dec. 9.  Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont, will host an after-hours fundraiser at Mr. Twitter’s in Rutland on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Attendees will receive 10 percent off all …

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