Diggins Leads U.S. in Junior Worlds 5k Free

Otepaa, Estonia – Central Cross Country Skiing’s Jessica Diggins, of Afton, Minn., led the U.S. in the women’s 5k free technique race in seventh as the 2011 FIS Junior World Nordic Championships opened in Otepaa, Estonia on Wednesday.nSitting just east of the Baltic Sea, the air was brisk and the snow temperature was cold in … Continue reading Diggins Leads U.S. in Junior Worlds 5k Free

More Ski Goggles Getting GPS Technology

Vancouver (BC), Canada – Following its roll-out in Zeal’s Transcend GPS goggle this winter, technology maker Recon announced today that the company will partner with goggle brands Uvex, Alpina and Briko for their next generation of GPS-based heads-up displays.nUnlike the implementation with Zeal, the new platform will fit into the partners’ Recon-Ready goggles’ frames as … Continue reading More Ski Goggles Getting GPS Technology

U.S. Ski Team Names 2011 Alpine World Championships Squad

Park City, UT – Vancouver Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller are among 19 athletes named to the U.S. 2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Team announced today. The biennial event opens Feb. 8 and continues through the 20th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.nThe strong group also features fellow Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety and … Continue reading U.S. Ski Team Names 2011 Alpine World Championships Squad

International Ski Federation Looking to Airbags for Safety on World Cup Circuit

Oberhofen, Switzerland – The International Ski Federation (FIS) and body protection manufacturer Dainese have signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate the potential application of air bag technology to top-level alpine skiing.nThe new cooperation underscores the long-standing efforts to provide the athletes with state-of-the-art protection using latest technologies, in this case Dainese’s head-to-toe safety and … Continue reading International Ski Federation Looking to Airbags for Safety on World Cup Circuit

Grange Wins Night Slalom in Schlamding

Schlamding, Austria – Jean-Baptiste Grange of France won his second consecutive Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom under the lights in Schladming Tuesday night. Sweden’s Andre Myhrer was 0.04 back in second place and Mattias Hargin, also of Sweden, was third.nNolan Kasper, of Warren, Vt., produced the second fastest final run to finish 13th. Utah’s … Continue reading Grange Wins Night Slalom in Schlamding

Intrawest Moving Head Offices to Colorado

Vancouver (BC), Canada – An internal memo authored by CEO Bill Jensen and circulated through ski resort operator Intrawest’s headquarters in Vancouver on Tuesday, and obtained by the Vancouver Sun newspaper, has announced the company’s relocation to Colorado before the end of 2011.nWith two of its largest resorts in Colorado, Winter Park and Steamboat, Jensen … Continue reading Intrawest Moving Head Offices to Colorado

Environmental Awareness Day at Sugar Bowl

Norden, CA – Environmental Day returns to Sugar Bowl Resort on Jan. 29. Environmental Day is designed to educate guests on what the California ski and snowboard resort is doing to chill winter and pass along education tips that can be used in their own homes.nThe resort will have a Vendor Village set up on … Continue reading Environmental Awareness Day at Sugar Bowl

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