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New Website Examines Effects of Global Warming on Ski Resorts

Kiltarlity, Scotland – A new website dedicated to reporting on how climate change is affecting the world’s ski areas, glaciers and polar regions has been launched at www.saveoursnow.com. nThe “simple, low-budget site,” according to founder Patrick Thorne, is nonetheless rich in content, which includes: A database listing what each of the world’s top 200 ski … Continue reading New Website Examines Effects of Global Warming on Ski Resorts

Top Athletes to Compete in NZ Free Ski Open Base Down-town Rail Jam

Wanaka, New Zealand – A selection of national and international ski and snowboard superstars will display the art of street rail riding at this month’s inaugural NZ Free Ski Open Base Down-town Rail Jam on Friday, August 25. n The invitational competition will feature 10 elite free skiers and snowboarders, who will take on the … Continue reading Top Athletes to Compete in NZ Free Ski Open Base Down-town Rail Jam

Jerome Lands on Ski Jumping Podium

Klingenthal, Germany – Three Americans finished in the top 10 Sunday as the women’s ski jumping Continental Cup schedule resumed in a downpour at the former East German nordic center. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) earned her first podium of the season, finishing third, with Lindsey Van (also Park City) fourth and Abby Hughes (also … Continue reading Jerome Lands on Ski Jumping Podium

U.S. Snowboarders Sweep Men’s Burton NZ Open Halfpipe

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand – U.S. Olympic snowboarders Mason Aguirre (Mammoth Lakes, CA) and Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) continued their dominance of the Burton New Zealand Open today, winning the halfpipe contest less than 24 hours after claiming quarterpipe victories. Aguirre’s huge run led a U.S. Snowboarding sweep of the men’s podium with Midwesterners … Continue reading U.S. Snowboarders Sweep Men’s Burton NZ Open Halfpipe

B.C. Ski Resort to Spend Another C$100 Million

Golden (BC), Canada – With an estimated C$150 million already invested at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort turning the new British Columbia ski and snowboard resort’s vision into reality, the momentum is expected to continue over the coming three years with additional infrastructure and real estate projects. Resort officials announced yesterday that they anticipate new commitments … Continue reading B.C. Ski Resort to Spend Another C$100 Million

U.S. Snowboarders Top New Zealand Open Quarterpipe

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand – Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA) and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) bombed the quarterpipe at snowboarding’s Burton New Zealand Open Friday night with Hight boosting the biggest air for the women on the 20-foot lighted quarter while Lago stomped a 1080 to win the men’s best trick. n But it … Continue reading U.S. Snowboarders Top New Zealand Open Quarterpipe

Burton NZ Open Kicks Off with Slopestyle

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand – The Burton NZ Open kicked off to a flying start Thursday at New Zealand’s Snow Park, with judges impressed by the high snowboarding standards set in the slopestyle event. n American snowboarder Kevin Pearce goes big at the opening slopestyle event of the Burton NZ open. The event took place … Continue reading Burton NZ Open Kicks Off with Slopestyle