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(file photo: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain)

Copper Mountain Snowboarder Dies from Brain Injury Sustained in Fall

Copper Mountain, CO – A 55-year-old Missouri woman died late Monday night of complications from a head injury sustained in fall while snowboarding at Copper Mountain on Saturday. Suzanne Pennington, of Reeds Spring, Mo., passed away last night at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colo., outside of Denver. Although Pennington was wearing a helmet when she […]

(file photo: Aspen Skiing Co./Dave Marlow)

Lodging Companies at Western U.S. Ski Resorts Enjoy Very Happy New Year

Denver, CO – The monthly Market Briefing released last week by the Denver-based market research firm DestiMetrics revealed that lodging activity at 19 mountain resorts in six states continued to increase through December and posted steady increases in both occupancy and revenues through the remainder of the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season. According to DestiMetrics, which tracks […]

Alex Bowen compete in the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships last Thursday in Kreischberg, Austria, taking a silver medal. (photo: Getty Images-Lars Baron/courtesy USST)

U.S. Earns Two Silvers in World Champs Aerials

Kreischberg, Austria – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team had an unbelievable day at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg last week, with both Kiley McKinnon, of Madison, Conn., and Alex Bowen, of Springville, N.Y., taking home silver medals in aerials. It was the first aerials medals for the USA since 2009 and first women’s since 1999. Ashley Caldwell, […]

(file photo: Nashoba Valley)

13-Year-Old Skier Hits Tree and Dies at Nashoba Valley

Westford, MA – A local 13-year-old boy died on Saturday after striking a tree at Nashoba Valley ski area in Westford, in what is believed to be the first fatal skiing accident at this Massachusetts resort. Rajiv Paluri of Westford was found around 2:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon between Nashoba’s intermediate Tomahawk and black-diamond Lobo runs, where he […]