Kingsbury Big in Japan

Tazawako, Japan – Canada’s Mikaël Kingsbury won the 32nd FIS World Cup moguls competition of his career on Sunday in Tazawako, Japan, during a dual moguls event. Kingsbury defeated American Thomas Rowley by a score of 20-15 to capture the title. Frenchman Benjamin Caven finished third after defeating Dmitriy Reiherd of Kazakhstan 22-13. It was an impressive … Continue reading Kingsbury Big in Japan

Snow in West, Suffering in East Impacts Snow Sports Retailers

Washington, DC – SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the ski and snowboard industry’s member-owned trade association and The NPD Group – Sports and Leisure Trends have released retail sales numbers for August to December 2015. Total market projections are based on data collected from the point of sale systems of more than 1,200 snow sports retailers. Sales in the snow … Continue reading Snow in West, Suffering in East Impacts Snow Sports Retailers

N.C.’s Beech Mountain Prepares to Last Through Late March

Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Resort will offer skiing deep into March thanks to a late-arriving winter that provided ample amounts of snow and snowmaking temperatures in February, officials at the North Carolina ski area said on Monday. “We enter March with peak-season conditions and 100% of our terrain open,” said resort general manager Ryan Costin. … Continue reading N.C.’s Beech Mountain Prepares to Last Through Late March

Body of Missing Sugar Bowl Ski Instructor Found

Norden, CA – Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team, along with El Dorado County Search and Rescue dog teams were training at Sugar Bowl Resort this afternoon when they found the body of missing skier Carson May. May, 23, was a ski instructor at the California resort and went missing Jan. 15. He was not found despite … Continue reading Body of Missing Sugar Bowl Ski Instructor Found

Holland Wins Olympic Test Event

Bokwang, South Korea – The American snowboardcross men occupied two of three podium spots at the official Olympic test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games on Saturday, where Nate Holland, of Squaw Valley, Calif., took the win and Nick Baumgartner, of Iron River, Mich., was third.  The pair of Americans were separated by Pierre Vaultier of France. … Continue reading Holland Wins Olympic Test Event

Skier Dies in Michigan During Race

Thompsonville, MI – A 58-year-old Traverse City, Mich. man is dead after colliding with a snowmaking gun at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville on Friday. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was participating in a race on the resort’s blue-square Cheers trail when he lost control and crashed into the tower-mounted snow gun, police indicate. He … Continue reading Skier Dies in Michigan During Race

Mountain High Shutters Lifts While Awaiting More Snow

Wrightwood, CA – Southern California’s Mountain High Resort is closing while resort officials await more snowfall. The popular resort, located about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is expecting more snowfall about 10-12 days out and is pinning its hopes to El Niño, which thus far this season has largely bypassed Southern California. Until then, … Continue reading Mountain High Shutters Lifts While Awaiting More Snow

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