Speed Dating on a Chairlift

Rangeley, ME – Lots of relationships have blossomed from chance meeting on ski lifts. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a number of U.S. ski resorts are offering variations of “speed dating” using a quintessential tool: the double chairlift.nOn Monday, Feb. 14, Maine’s Saddleback ski resort will offer speed dating on the Rangeley double chairlift. For … Continue reading Speed Dating on a Chairlift

Bluehouse Moves Ski Production to Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – Bluehouse Ski Company, a small boutique manufacturer of factory-direct skis, will this month move a significant portion of their production and distribution to a 5,000 square-foot facility in Salt Lake City. Bluehouse’s factory-direct business model has seen major success since the company’s launch in 2007, and, as a result, requires … Continue reading Bluehouse Moves Ski Production to Utah

FIS Making Progress Improving Ski Safety

Oberhofen, Switzerland – As part of International Ski Federation’s (FIS) long-term Injury Surveillance System launched in January 2006, a research project is in progress under the direction of the University of Salzburg in Austria. This research builds on a qualitative interview survey with 63 World Cup experts last season that identified five main injury risk … Continue reading FIS Making Progress Improving Ski Safety

Snowboard World Cup Resumes in Korea Following World Championships

Yongpyong, South Korea – Yongpyong will celebrate its debut next week as a stop on the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup tour, joining the South Korean ski resort Sungwoo and downtown Seoul where four previous World Cups have been staged in recent years. This Monday through Wednesday, the season’s fourth snowboard cross race and third … Continue reading Snowboard World Cup Resumes in Korea Following World Championships

Salomon Jib Academy Announces Dates and Locations

Ogden, UT – Salomon has announced its North American locations for the 2011 season of Salomon Jib Academy. Five ski areas in the U.S. and Canada will host young athletes and provide opportunities to learn from Salomon pro riders and compete for the chance to attend a dream week at the Jib Academy North American … Continue reading Salomon Jib Academy Announces Dates and Locations

Vonn, Mancuso Sit Out World Cup Slalom in Germany

Arber-Zwiesel, Germany – American Olympic champion ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso opted to take Friday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom off prior to Tuesday’s World Championship opening super G.nVonn prepared to race, but didn’t feel confident following her warm-up routine after suffering a mild concussion while training giant slalom Wednesday, while Mancuso … Continue reading Vonn, Mancuso Sit Out World Cup Slalom in Germany

Siegle Tops U.S. in World Junior Championships Super G

Crans-Montana, Switzerland – Ryan Siegle, of Starksboro, Vt., hit the top spot for the U.S. men finishing 11th in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships Friday at Crans-Montana, Switzerland in the super G.nSiegle finished strong, leading the U.S. in 11th. The gold medal went to Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline who picked up his second gold medal … Continue reading Siegle Tops U.S. in World Junior Championships Super G

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