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  • Flying Fossils at Keystone

    She calls herself the "flying fossil." 75-year-old Freda Nieters is a former ski champion who broke the Guinness Book of World Records last year by skiing 78,000 vertical feet in one day at Keystone. This week, she skied with former Olympians Steve Mahre and Jason Rossner to raise money for SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Nieters' grandson died of it in 2005. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • Vail Honors President Ford

    President's Day in Vail had new meaning this year as runs at Vail and Beaver Creek were each renamed after the late President Gerald R. Ford, the nation's 38th president. Beaver Creek Resort has designated its advanced Pitchfork trail "President Ford's." The black diamond trail begins at the top of Strawberry Park and winds past President Ford's former residence. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Rainbow Gathering at South Lake Tahoe

    Winterfest, an annual on- and off-snow carnival for gays and lesbians, returns to South Lake Tahoe on March 4. The weeklong event includes skiing/boarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing as well as the casino nightlife of Stateline. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Powder to the People

    The Sierra has been slammed by a series of Pacific storms, resulting in huge powder dumps. Storm totals are in the 3 to 6-foot range and they have increased resort snow depths significantly. Full Article

    26th February 2007

  • Jammin' at Northstar

    Most of the world's top-ranked snowboarders will compete for a share of the $200,000 purse at the Vans Tahoe Cup at Northstar. The March 2-4 event includes rail jam, slopestyle and superpipe competitions. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Take Time For R&R at Breckenridge

    Pamper yourself at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center's new luxury, full-service spa in Breckenridge. It's part of Beaver Run's $3.5 million renovation. The Spa at Beaver Run is at the base of Peak 9. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Extreme Action In Aspen

    More extreme fun in Aspen as the Nissan Aspen/Snowmass Open resulted in some wild action in the air and on the slopes. Over 300 athletes from five countries competed in eight disciplines, on skis and on boards. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Always an Adventure at Northstar

    The Tahoe Winter Blue Adventure Race, which takes place March 11 at Northstar, is a multi-discipline event in which teams of two - coed, male, female and masters (over 40) - will utilize winter backcountry gear (snow shoe, tele ski, and/or randonee) to make their way around Northstar's backcountry in search of hidden checkpoints. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Minnesota Shivers, But Still Skiing

    Minnesotans are a hardy bunch and not much bothers them but most seem to be waiting for a solid snowfall before heading back out onto the slopes. Afton Alps saw a few inches drift down Tuesday but hardly thought it worth counting. Full Article

    7th 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

  • Tahoe: A Lake Full of Love

    Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and several Tahoe-area mountain resorts are hosting special events to mark the occasion. At Squaw Valley, guests can search for hidden magnetic hearts on the mountain, and then turn them in an après-ski party at the Plaza Bar for such goodies as lift tickets, massages from Trilogy Spa, magnums of Korbel Champagne and other fun stuff. Full Article

    31st 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

  • 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

  • Ice Show In Breckenridge

    You can catch artists in action in downtown Breckenridge right now. The frigid cold is the perfect way to compete for ice sculpting teams who are traveling to Colorado from around the world. They'll carve and chisel, shape and sculpt for the International Snow Sculpture Championships, now through January 28. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • World's Best at Beaver Creek

    The best boarders were busting down Beaver Creek last weekend, for the Jeep King of the Mountain Skiing and Snowboarding World Professional Championships. Americans Lindsey Jacobellis and Seth Wescott took first place for the second year in a row. The U.S. men swept the podium at Beaver Creek. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Avalanche Center Fundraisers

    The Sierra Avalanche Center, a Truckee-based non-profit that provides free daily avalanche forecasts for the Tahoe region, is holding fundraisers at Kirkwood and Homewood resorts. Full Article

    16th January 2007

  • Not So Heavenly, But Still a Buzz

    It's Sunday morning on a bluebird day in January. It's usually a work day, but friends are in town and want to take a few turns. It doesn't take much to pull me from my computer, call my massage colleague to say I won't be available until after 1 p.m. Work can wait, the mountain is calling. Full Article

    14th January 2007

  • Breckenridge Gets a New Gondola

    Breckenridge has reached a milestone in its development with the opening of the new BreckConnect Gondola. With room for eight, the gondola connects Breckenridge's main parking lot off Main Street, with the ski resort's base areas. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Norcal Stays On the Safe Side

    Beginning Saturday, Jan. 13, and running through Friday, Jan. 19, NSAA, in cooperation with the country's ski and snowboard resorts, the National Ski Patrol and PSIA (the ski and snowboard instructors association), is conducting its annual National Safety Week, a campaign to "further reduce the frequency of accidents and to unify the industry to focus on and communicate a pro-active, strong safety message." Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Cali Braces for New Storm

    Californians attempting to ski this winter have had a few nice powder days - offset by record numbers of people on New Years holiday and all trying to ski it at the same time. But a new storm is on the way and it is expected to tip things the way of Lake Tahoe ski areas and people who must ride on them. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

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