Washington State Legislator Seeks to Outlaw Skiing Closed Areas

Updated: 3:40 p.m. MST Jan. 25, 2011 Originally published: 10:00 a.m. MST Jan. 25, 2011 Olympia, WA – A Washington state legislator is introducing a bill at the state senate that will outlaw skiing and snowboarding within closed areas at resorts.nPuyallup Democrat Jim Kastama has introduced Senate Bill 5186 that would make skiing such areas … Continue reading Washington State Legislator Seeks to Outlaw Skiing Closed Areas

Expedition: Kirkwood To Expand Into New Operating Hub

Kirkwood, CA – Kirkwood Mountain Resort will host the grand opening of Expedition: Kirkwood Outfitters this Saturday. Expedition: Kirkwood offers the California ski and snowboard resort’s guests a range of specialty clinics, private guiding and introduction to backcountry courses. The flagship product for Expedition: Kirkwood is a Powder Cat tour operation offering cat skiing right … Continue reading Expedition: Kirkwood To Expand Into New Operating Hub

French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

Courmayeur, Italy – The Nissan Freeride de Chamonix Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch went off in Courmayeur on the Italian side of Mont Blanc on Sunday. A strong field of freeriders were surprised by the quality of both the snow and the number of features. As a result, the north face of Mont Fortin produced high-quality … Continue reading French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

Olympic Medalists Headline U.S. Nordic Combined World Championships Ski Team

Park City, UT – Olympic medalists and World Champions Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and New York State’s Billy Demong will lead the decorated U.S. Nordic Combined World Championship Team to Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway for the Championships Feb. 26-Mar. 4. The Team, whose members have achieved four World Championship titles … Continue reading Olympic Medalists Headline U.S. Nordic Combined World Championships Ski Team

Canada Unveils Team for Alpine Junior World Ski Championships

Calgary (AB), Canada – Twelve skiers have been named to Canada’s team for the Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Crans Montana, Switzerland.nBrittany Phelan, from Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, will lead the women’s team as Canada takes on the best skiers in the world under 18 years old. Phelan, who has been on the national team since … Continue reading Canada Unveils Team for Alpine Junior World Ski Championships

Woman Hits Lift Tower, Dies at Tahoe Ski Resort

Tahoe City, UT – A 22-year-old Bay Area woman snowboarded into a lift tower and died at Granlibakken Resort on Saturday, officials have confirmed.nRahsheka Keith, of Oakland, Calif., was seated on her snowboard, using it as a sled when the Saturday afternoon incident occurred. She crashed back first into a ski lift tower. Keith attended … Continue reading Woman Hits Lift Tower, Dies at Tahoe Ski Resort

Canada’s Erik Read Set to Make World Cup Ski Racing Debut

Calgary (AB), Canada – Calgary’s Erik Read is set to make his World Cup debut in Schladming, Austria, today, more than 30 years after his father stood atop the podium there.nThe 19-year-old son of Crazy Canuck Ken Read earned the right to make his first start by finishing ahead of other national Prospect Group skiers … Continue reading Canada’s Erik Read Set to Make World Cup Ski Racing Debut

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