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Vermont Ski Areas March into Spring with Winter Weather and Snowmaking Power

Montpelier, VT – Ahead of a monster Nor’easter barreling its way up the Eastern Seaboard towards New England, Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts have continued snowmaking operations to rebuild bases for spring skiing well into April and beyond. “March is historically the snowiest month of the season in Vermont,” said Ski Vermont President Parker Riehle. “And … Continue reading Vermont Ski Areas March into Spring with Winter Weather and Snowmaking Power

Shiffrin Sweeps Squaw Valley, Clinches Slalom Title

Squaw Valley, CA – It was quite a weekend for Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin, who won both World Cup ski races in Squaw Valley — a giant slalom and a slalom — and in the process secured the World Cup slalom title. Her two weekend victories also gave Shiffrin a healthy lead in the points race … Continue reading Shiffrin Sweeps Squaw Valley, Clinches Slalom Title

Fatal Ski Accident at Lake Louise

Lake Louise (AB), Canada – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are investigating a fatal ski accident at Lake Louise Ski Resort that occurred yesterday. Mounties indicate that the yet-unnamed 34-year-old victim was from Rocky Mountain House, a rural Alberta town northeast of the ski resort. He was skiing the front side lower mountain of … Continue reading Fatal Ski Accident at Lake Louise

Ferreira and Seaton Go 1-2 at Final World Cup Ski Halfpipe

Tignes, France – The American skiers had an excellent showing at the final FIS World Cup halfpipe of the season on Tuesday, with Alex Ferreira of Aspen, Colo. grabbing the top spot and fellow ColoradoanTaylor Seaton taking second for the men. It was Ferreira’s first major podium of the year, and it was a big one—he … Continue reading Ferreira and Seaton Go 1-2 at Final World Cup Ski Halfpipe

Heli-skier Dies in B.C. Avalanche

Revelstoke (BC), Canada – A 52-year-old Austrian national died after being struck by an avalanche on Monday afternoon while skiing with Canadian Mountain Holidays, an area heli-skiing company. RCMP officers, who declined to name victim, indicate that the victim was the third skier to descend the slope when he was enveloped by the avalanche in the Goldstream … Continue reading Heli-skier Dies in B.C. Avalanche

Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race This Weekend

North Conway, NH – Spectators are invited to attend the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup at Mount Cranmore on Saturday, beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 9:15 a.m. The benefit event for the New England Ski Museum honors Hannes Schneider, the mountain resort industry pioneer who operated the ski school at Cranmore from 1939 to 1955. Cranmore’s founding … Continue reading Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race This Weekend

Airman Snowboarder Dies at Eldora

Nederland, CO – An Air Force Senior Airman assigned to the 566th Intelligence Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado died following a snowboarding accident on Tuesday afternoon at Eldora Mountain Resort. The 24-year-old victim — Tien Tran of Keaau, Hawaii — lost control and struck trees lining Eldora’s expert Muleshoe ski run. High winds … Continue reading Airman Snowboarder Dies at Eldora