Austrian Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Ski Crash

Kirchberg, Austria – Police in Austria are trying to find an unidentified man who collided with and injured a five-year-old boy at Kirchberg and left the scene of the incident.nThe unidentified boy, from the Tyrol region, was in a ski school class when he was struck by an adult skier and suffered a broken jaw … Continue reading Austrian Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Ski Crash

Two Skiers Spend Cold Night on Sugarloaf

Carrabassett Valley, ME – Two young men spent a Wednesday night in the Maine woods after getting lost while skiing at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.nThe two unidentified men, ages 16 and 20 from Oxford Hills, Maine, were reported missing by family members around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday when they failed to return home from a day … Continue reading Two Skiers Spend Cold Night on Sugarloaf

Bronze for Canada’s Brown, America’s Shiffrin at FIS World Junior Championships

Crans-Montana, Switzerland – Prospect Group athlete Philip Brown earned Canada’s first medal at the 2011 FIS World Junior Championships on Thursday by finishing third in the combined event as American racer Mikalea Shiffrin earned bronze in the slalom.nThe combined event regroups the slalom, giant slalom and downhill races and the top three are determined by … Continue reading Bronze for Canada’s Brown, America’s Shiffrin at FIS World Junior Championships

Report: Derailed Sugarloaf Chairlift Overdue for Testing

Carrabassett Valley, ME – A Maine newspaper is reporting that Sugarloaf’s Spillway East chairlift, which derailed on Dec. 28 causing injuries to eight lift riders, was overdue for a state inspection when the incident occurred.nAccording to a report in the Portland Press-Herald, a load test to be conducted every seven years was three and a … Continue reading Report: Derailed Sugarloaf Chairlift Overdue for Testing

Schlopy Wins First Slopestyle World Champs

Park City, UT – Local teen Alex Schlopy won gold Thursday in the inaugural FIS World Freestyle Ski Championships slopestyle competition held in Park City. Schlopy was joined on the podium by Sammy Carlson, of Hood River, Ore., who earned silver and bronze medalist Russ Henshaw of Australia. Breckenridge, Colo.’s Keri Herman finished with bronze … Continue reading Schlopy Wins First Slopestyle World Champs

Adaptive Snow Sports Festival at Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks (BC), Canada – Skiing can be a challenge, even for the most talented athletes in the world. Add a physical disability into the mix and the obstacles increase exponentially. The Sun Peaks Adaptive Snow Sports Festival taking place at this ski resort in British Columbia, Canada, Feb. 11-13, is about inspiration and education … Continue reading Adaptive Snow Sports Festival at Sun Peaks

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