Colorado Ski Area Owner Files Bankruptcy

Idaho Springs, CO – The owner of Echo Mountain, the closest ski area to the Denver metro area, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Denver Post is reporting. Unable to repay debts totaling approximately $1.5 million, including the one who financed the purchase of Echo Mountain in 2012, Echo Mountain owner Nora Pykkonen is looking … Continue reading Colorado Ski Area Owner Files Bankruptcy

Behind the Gold: Establishing a Teenaged Legacy

Park City, UT – It was a poignant scene at the bottom of the Park City halfpipe last weekend at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix. Standing there with a big smile on her face was Kelly Clark, who 14 years ago had hoisted her Burton snowboard in the air as an 18-year old Olympic champion. Today, … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Establishing a Teenaged Legacy

Fat Bike Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows This Friday

Mt. Hood, OR – Fat bikes are all the rage these days. These modified mountain bikes sport tires that are twice as wide to provide traction on otherwise unrideable surfaces – like snow. They also make beach riding not only possible, but even fun. Many serious bike enthusiasts are looking at adding a fat bike to their arsenal, but … Continue reading Fat Bike Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows This Friday

Alta Experiments with Preferred Parking for Carpoolers

Alta, UT – It’s no secret that traffic in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon can be frustrating on busy ski days, and a quick observation verifies that many of the cars climbing the canyon carry only a driver. On many weekends this season, parking lots have filled at both Alta and Snowbird, the two ski resorts in Little Cottonwood … Continue reading Alta Experiments with Preferred Parking for Carpoolers

Ski Region Tops Sweden for STDs

Jämtland County, Sweden – Drinking and sex have long been synonymous with après-ski, so it should come as no surprise that one of Sweden’s top ski regions is also tops in transmission of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease. In 2015, Sweden recorded its highest number of cases of chlamydia in seven years. In Stockholm, there were 461 diagnosed … Continue reading Ski Region Tops Sweden for STDs

Pats Peak Dedicates Weekend to Cancer Families

Henniker, NH – New Hampshire’s Pats Peak ski area is hosting its 16th Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline fundraiser weekend on February 20 and 21.This is a great opportunity to enjoy skiing and riding while supporting local families who have a child with cancer. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make a donation to the cause while they … Continue reading Pats Peak Dedicates Weekend to Cancer Families

Skier Dies at Bansko

Bansko, Bulgaria – A 45-year-old Romanian man died on Sunday while skiing at Bansko. Bulgarian news agencies are reporting that the accident occurred at about 2 p.m. on Sunday in a ravine adjacent to the Banderitza quad lift below Todorka Peak. It has been reported that the unnamed victim died after he lost control at high speed and slid off … Continue reading Skier Dies at Bansko

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