Vonn, Clark Up for Top ESPY Honor

Los Angeles, CA – Olympic gold medalist alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and fellow gold medalist snowboarder Kelly Clark comprise an unprecedented half of the Female Athlete of the Year ballot for the 2011 ESPY Awards, which air live Wednesday, July 13 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The ESPYs are determined entirely by popular vote. … Continue reading Vonn, Clark Up for Top ESPY Honor

Over 31 Million Americans Call Themselves Skiers, Snowboarders

McLean, VA – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) on Tuesday released its 2011 SIA Snow Sports Participation Report detailing snow sports participation trends, participant demographic profiles and differences between core participants and casual participants through the 2009-10 winter season. The report covers alpine skiers, telemark skiers, park and pipe (freestyle) skiers, snowboarders, cross country skiers and … Continue reading Over 31 Million Americans Call Themselves Skiers, Snowboarders

Two More New Zealand Ski Areas Ready to Open

Queenstown, New Zealand – Following a delayed start, two more New Zealand ski areas are scheduled to open for the season Thursday morning when both Coronet Peak near Queenstown, and Lake Wanaka’s Snow Park NZ will come online. Coronet Peak will start things off with only 10 to 20cm of snow covering limited novice and … Continue reading Two More New Zealand Ski Areas Ready to Open

Nordic Skiers Training at Sunshine Village

Banff (AB), Canada – Some of Canada’s top Nordic skiers have been using Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort in Banff as a training camp in the past two weeks. And, to coach John Jaques, the reason is simple. “It’s the snow at this time of year,” he says. Massive accumulations during Sunshine’s record snow … Continue reading Nordic Skiers Training at Sunshine Village

Ski Club of Great Britain Donate Ski Jackets to Nepalese Porters

London, UK – The Ski Club of Great Britain has donated over 200 winter jackets previously worn by Ski Club leaders to the charity Porters’ Progress UK, which runs a clothing bank for trekking porters in Nepal. Following the Ski Club of Great Britain’s rebrand last year, which included a change of logo and colour … Continue reading Ski Club of Great Britain Donate Ski Jackets to Nepalese Porters

Las Conchas Wildfire Burns Pajarito Ski Area

Los Alamos, NM – The rapidly expanding Las Conchas wildfire has in fact reached the Pajarito ski area in New Mexico, officials battling the blaze near Los Alamos have confirmed. In a noon press conference held today in Los Alamos, Fire Chief Doug Tucker confirmed that crews spent Monday night battling flames on the ski … Continue reading Las Conchas Wildfire Burns Pajarito Ski Area

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