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January 2017 Was the Globe’s 3rd Warmest Ever

Washington, DC – If the climate records of late 2016 were any indication, January 2017’s balmy global temperatures — and record-small polar ice extents — will come as no surprise. January’s average global temperature was 1.58ºF above the 20th Century average of 53.6 degrees, according to the analysis by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. … Continue reading January 2017 Was the Globe’s 3rd Warmest Ever

How to Avoid Ski and Snowboard Injuries

New York, NY – Winter is the time that skiers and snowboarders look forward to. However, winter is also the time when medical providers see many injuries related to those very sports. According to Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, a Sports Medicine Specialist at Danbury Orthopedics in Connecticut, the most common injuries he sees this time of year are … Continue reading How to Avoid Ski and Snowboard Injuries

Record Snowstorms Don’t Dispel Theory of Global Warming

Washington, DC – Are record snowstorms proof that global warming isn’t happening? The short answer is no, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In fact, rising global temperatures may actually be contributing to increasing snowstorm intensity. Snowstorms require two things: moisture and freezing air temperatures. There are plenty … Continue reading Record Snowstorms Don’t Dispel Theory of Global Warming

Mack And Healey Top Podium At Waterville

Waterville Valley, NH – It was a great week for U.S. Snowboarding at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour, with Kyle Mack (Bloomfield, Mich.) taking a win and Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii) taking second for the men and Nora Healey (Plymouth, N.H.) earning a win for the women. The Waterville Valley stop of the Rev Tour featured … Continue reading Mack And Healey Top Podium At Waterville

Spruce Development Puts Stowe in World Class Category

Stowe, VT – Stowe Mountain Resort’s stellar reputation as a skier’s mountain was built in part upon the steep pitch of its renowned Front Four trails.  A decade-long frenzy of construction at its tamer Spruce Peak base area has put the northern Vermont resort on the map as a world-class, all-season vacation destination. True confession: I … Continue reading Spruce Development Puts Stowe in World Class Category

Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers