Greg Stump and ‘Blizzard of Aahhh’s’ Named First Inductees into Ski Channel Hall of Fame

Denver, CO – Steve Bellamy, Chairman and CEO of The Ski Channel television network, on Friday announced that the network has founded its own Hall of Fame and that its first inductees are director Greg Stump and his masterpiece ski film, “Blizzard of Aahhh’s.”nThe induction ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. tonight at The … Continue reading Greg Stump and ‘Blizzard of Aahhh’s’ Named First Inductees into Ski Channel Hall of Fame

Donated Tent Could Allow N.Y. Ski Area to Reopen Following Devastating Fire

Cherry Creek, NY – The New York National Guard is heading from Buffalo to Cockaigne ski area in western New York with a massive tent to replace the resort’s base lodge lost this week in a devastating fire.nThe donation could allow Cockaigne to resume its ski season as early as next week. The resort has … Continue reading Donated Tent Could Allow N.Y. Ski Area to Reopen Following Devastating Fire

Guay, Osborne-Paradis Ready to Lead Canadian Podium Push in Chamonix

Chamonix, France – Canada’s downhill skiers look well placed to push for the podium in Chamonix this weekend after both Erik Guay and Manuel Osborne-Paradis finished in the top 10 in the final training run on Friday.nGuay, of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, was second-fastest Friday and has bib No. 11 going into Saturday’s downhill race. “Thursday was … Continue reading Guay, Osborne-Paradis Ready to Lead Canadian Podium Push in Chamonix

Bjornsen Leads U.S. in Junior World Sprint

Otepaa, Estonia – University of Alaska Anchorage’s Erik Bjornsen led the U.S. on Friday, finishing in the top 15 at the FIS Junior World Nordic Ski Championships cross country classic sprint in Otepaa, Estonia.nA great day of racing took place with seasonable temperatures and cloudy skies. With a strong field of athletes and a large … Continue reading Bjornsen Leads U.S. in Junior World Sprint

Frenette Kicks Off World Junior Championships Ski Jumping

Otepaa, Estonia – Saranac Lake, N.Y.’s Peter Frenette was the top U.S. finisher in 27th in the men’s HS 100 on Friday, the first men’s ski jumping event of the 2011 FIS Junior World Nordic Ski Championships in Otepaa, Estonia. Bulgaria’s Vladimir Zografski took first in the event with jump of 98 and 95 meters.nAustria’s … Continue reading Frenette Kicks Off World Junior Championships Ski Jumping

Oregon Man Dies Skiing at Anthony Lakes

North Powder, OR – A Portland, Ore. man died Thursday afternoon after striking a tree while skiing at Ski Anthony Lakes.nReed Moncsko, 24, was skiing with a friend Thursday afternoon when they became separated. Moncsko’s friends set out looking for him when they found his body after 3 p.m. According to the Union County Sheriff, … Continue reading Oregon Man Dies Skiing at Anthony Lakes

Canadian Ski Team Women Make Most of Canceled Downhill Training Day

Sestriere, Italy – Canada’s skiers made the most of an unexpected day off Friday after snow and thick fog led to the downhill training run being canceled in Sestriere.nMarie-Pierre Préfontaine from Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, and Lac-Etchemin, Quebec skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon completed a couple of slalom runs while their tech coaches watched on, despite the difficult conditions. … Continue reading Canadian Ski Team Women Make Most of Canceled Downhill Training Day

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