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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

Ski Racer Spencer Continues Near-Miracle Recovery

Boise, ID – Less than six months ago, 2002 Olympian Dane Spencer (Boise, ID) broke his neck in a ski racing crash; today, he’s up and walking without a cane or crutches…and planning his return to skiing, possibly this winter. n “Things are going well. I don’t have any complaints. In general, I’m healing more … Continue reading Ski Racer Spencer Continues Near-Miracle Recovery

Australian Snow Drought Threatens World Cup Freestyle Skiing Openers

Mt. Buller, Australia – A decision will be made Monday on whether the freestyle World Cup ski season will begin as scheduled Sept. 2-3 with two aerials contests as Mount Buller, like much of Australia’s ski country, is mired in a snow drought, officials said today. nStuart Aldred, events manager for the World Cup organizing … Continue reading Australian Snow Drought Threatens World Cup Freestyle Skiing Openers

Ski Utah Partners with Rossignol

Salt Lake City, UT – Ski Utah has announced that it has entered into a new sponsorship agreement with Rossignol. The ski and snowboard manufacturer recently re-located its U.S. headquarters from Vermont to Park City, Utah under the Quiksilver, Inc. corporate umbrella in the new Park City Mountain Center. n Rossignol recently relocated to historic … Continue reading Ski Utah Partners with Rossignol

New GM for Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

Sandpoint, ID – Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint has announced that Tom Chasse, president and managing director of Attitash Ski Area in New Hampshire, has accepted the position of president and CEO of Schweitzer’s ski and snowboard operations effective August 14. n”This has not been an easy decision,” explained Chasse, “but one that takes into … Continue reading New GM for Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

Bella Coola, Recco Partner for Heli-Skiing Giveaway

Bella Coola (BC), Canada – Big Mountain Heliskiing, Bella Coola Heli Sports’ (BCHS) newest tours, and Recco Locator Systems have partnered to give away a free five day heli-skiing/heli-snowboarding trip for two. nRecco is an avalanche rescue system utilized by more than 500 rescue organizations worldwide to assist in the efficient location of burials. Recco … Continue reading Bella Coola, Recco Partner for Heli-Skiing Giveaway

Snowshoe Replacing Widowmaker Ski Lift

Snowshoe, WV – Construction is underway this summer on Snowshoe Mountain’s new high-speed detachable quad lift that will service the ski and snowboard resort’s Widowmaker slope system and adjoining trails for the 2006-2007 season. nThe project is being constructed by Doppelmayr CTEC. Crews detached and fly out the old lift towers by helicopter and flew … Continue reading Snowshoe Replacing Widowmaker Ski Lift