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  • Aspen's Puckett Flies High

    It was a wild wipeout for Aspen's Casey Puckett at this weekend's King of the Mountain Skiing & Snowboarding World Professional Championships at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. Puckett had this spectacular crash in the semi-finals of the competition. Steamboat's Brett Buckles took second for the women, surrounded by an international field. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Showdown Celebrates 70

    While many resorts reaching milestone anniversaries this year launched in the age of chair lifts, Showdown saw its birth in the days of leather lace-up boots, cable bindings, 220-centimeter wooden skis, and small engine-powered rope tows. And this coming weekend, it plans to celebrate. Full Article

    12th February 2007

  • Angel Fire Extends Season

    With record-breaking snowstorms, which catapulted Angel Fire from an 18-inch average snow base in December to five feet at present, the resort has added a week to their season--shifting their closing date from March 25th to April 1st. Full Article

    12th February 2007

  • Aspen Art On the Mountain

    A unique Aspen art exhibit had everyone hiking high up the mountain for a first-hand peek. The Red Bull Illume Image Quest featured international action and adventure sports photography. Fifty photos from 45 photographers were illuminated on massive black boxes, high up on the edge of Little Nell Run on Aspen Mountain, just above the gondola base. Full Article

    7th February 2007

  • Winter Games a Family Affair at Brundage

    Athletes of all ages and skill-levels competed head-to-head on the weekend at the Winter Games of Idaho stop at Brundage Mountain. Two hundred and seventy people ranging in age from toddlers to septuagenarians hit the hill to compete in events ranging from cross-country to alpine skiing and snowboarding. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Racing for Big Bucks at Taos

    Money isn't everything. But that's what we say when we don't have it. At stake this weekend at Taos? The largest cash purse in ski racing, and notables like Jake Fiala and Casey Puckett will be there duking it out for their chunk of the prize money. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Yee Hawin' In Steamboat

    The Wild West merges with fun on the snow in Steamboat's 94th Winter Carnival this weekend. It's an event not to miss as Lincoln Avenue is transformed into a snow covered rodeo raceway. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Grab A Deal In Aspen

    Bargain and Aspen are two words that don't normally fit together in the same sentence. But we managed to find a great deal as far as lodging during our visit to Aspen last weekend for my son's freestyle competition at Aspen Highlands. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Targhee Takes Aim at Global Warming

    With the United Nations releasing a dire report on global warming - the consensus of scientists representing over 100 countries - Grand Targhee is not waiting for any federal regulation to do their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Ski Utah Hits the Road

    Hit the Utah slopes for your skiing and riding pleasure! That's the message the Utah Office of Tourism is continuing to promote with its new "Life Elevated" logo. Truck trailers are featuring a snowy skiing scene on the side, and traveling around Utah and surrounding states to promote the state's snowy attractions. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Freebies for First Timers

    Got a friend that you want to get on skis or a snowboard? This weekend is the time to do it. On February 11, a first timer lesson with rentals and a beginner lift ticket is free at 10 Montana ski hills. Full Article

    5th February 2007

  • Birthday Bash for Mary Jane

    All the excitement has been at Winter Park recently as Mary Jane celebrated its 31st birthday. The non-stop week of fun included the Mary Jane Look-Alike Contest, as well as parades, competitions (human bowling?) and fireworks. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • X Games In Aspen

    Extreme sports are taking the world by storm, as evident at the recent Winter X Games in Aspen. No more straight skiing down a hill anymore for those who dare. It's flips and spins and twists in all types of terrain. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Ski Plates For Utah

    Utah could soon be getting new license plates to display the state's skiing industry. Craig Johnson with the Utah chapter of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association came up with the idea. "It shows the larger, energetic skier along with the mountain background which is appealing and represents the state well." Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Boise Kids Burn at Bogus

    Brandon Neibel, 13 and Lukas McDougall, 12, of Boise, captured top honors at the Sports Illustrated for Kids NeXt Snow Search, held at Bogus Basin Saturday, January 27th. Neibel, a snowboarder and McDougall, a skier, were voted the top freeriders from a field of 36 participants and are invited to compete nationally at Killington, Vermont in March. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Avalanche Dogs In Action

    If you have ever seen a dog running around your local ski patrol hut, you can bet they are not there to just play. Many resorts have avalanche dogs, trained to jump into action in the unlikely event of an avalanche. In January, more than 30 teams of highly-trained avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers renewed their skills in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • On Ice In Breckenridge

    Old Man Winter is in Breckenridge. That's the winning sculpture in this year's Budweiser Select International Snow Sculpture Championship, a creation of Team Oregon. The sculpture is of an older man reflecting on his life with a satisfied grin. Thousands of spectators watched as 14 teams from six countries participated in the event, now in its 17th year. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Bighorns Versus Jackson's Tram

    With Jackson Hole's new proposed tram nearly doubling uphill capacity, state and federal agencies voiced concerns due to dwindling bighorn sheep populations. But last week, Bridger-Teton National Forest officials approved the new plans. Full Article

    29th January 2007

  • Taos Stays Snowboard Free, But Out to Launch

    One of four U.S. resorts that permit only skiers on their hills, Taos Ski Valley still advertises themselves as 100 percent snowboard free. "Skiers come here because we don't have snowboarding," says Marketing Director Adrianna Blake, "but we still have jibber terrain." Full Article

    29th January 2007

  • Seven Springs, Eight Inches

    Winter weather has hit Seven Springs Mountain Resort hard the past few days, but nobody seems to be complaining. The Champion, Pa. resort is running at 100 percent as of Thursday thanks to eight inches of fresh snowfall and 14 inches of man-made snow. Full Article

    26th January 2007

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