Vail Resorts Reports Second Quarter Results

Broomfield, CO – Ski resort operator Vail Resorts, Inc. on Friday reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended January 31, 2017, and provided the company’s ski season-to-date metrics through March 5, 2017. Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. was $149.2 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2017, an increase of 27.5% … Continue reading Vail Resorts Reports Second Quarter Results

1 Skier Dead, 1 Severely Injured in High-Speed Slope Collision

Deux-Alpes, France – A British skier is clinging to life and an Italian skier is dead following a high-speed collision on the slopes of Deux-Alpes over the weekend. The incident at 5 p.m. local time on Sunday occurred on an intermediate blue run at the resort in the French Alps. The Italian, 52, was unconscious … Continue reading 1 Skier Dead, 1 Severely Injured in High-Speed Slope Collision

France and USA Take First-ever Team SBX Gold at World Champs

Sierra Nevada, Spain – History was written today in Spain as French riders Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Chloe Trespeuch, and U.S. Snowboarding members Hagen Kearney and Nick Baumgartner were crowned Team SBX World Champions at the Sierra Nevada 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships. This was the first time that the event has been … Continue reading France and USA Take First-ever Team SBX Gold at World Champs

Jacobellis Wins Fifth World Championships Gold

Sierra Nevada, Spain – Lindsey Jacobellis, of Stratton Mountain, Vt., prevailed at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships snowboardcross event on Sunday to claim an amazing fifth World Championship title. Jacobellis is the most dominant snowboardcross rider in history, having won at every World Championships that she’s entered. Still, she is showing no signs of … Continue reading Jacobellis Wins Fifth World Championships Gold

Defending Champion Halfpipe Snowboarders Keep Their Titles

Sierra Nevada, Spain – China’s Xuetong Cai and Australian Scotty James successfully defended their halfpipe world championships titles on Saturday night at the Sierra Nevada 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships. Having already paved the road for back-to-back wins after the first of three runs, James finally upped his score from 95.75 to a 97.50 … Continue reading Defending Champion Halfpipe Snowboarders Keep Their Titles

Blouin and Smits Win Slopestyle Gold at World Champs

Sierra Nevada, Spain – Canada’s Laurie Blouin and Belgian rider Seppe Smits claimed the first snowboard titles of the Sierra Nevada 2017 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships at Saturday’s slopestyle finals. Warm temperatures made it tough for the eight best women and 16 men from Thursday’s qualifiers to land their runs. Both Blouin and Smits finally … Continue reading Blouin and Smits Win Slopestyle Gold at World Champs

Californian Soldier Dies Snowboarding at Buttermilk

Aspen, CO – The 10th victim of a fatal accident at a Colorado ski resort this season has been laid to rest. Andrew Garcia, who was stationed at the U.S. Army’s Fort Sill in Oklahoma, passed away on Feb. 23 at a hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., following a snowboarding accident at Buttermilk ski area in Aspen … Continue reading Californian Soldier Dies Snowboarding at Buttermilk

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