Skiing is a mode of transport, recreational activity and competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ski Federation.
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The new player on the Monopoly board of the ski industry has introduced itself--their name is Alterra Mountain Company and, alongside Vail, they've effectively turned the ski industry into a duopoly. Together, the two behemoths control more than 18 million skier visits across North America--seven million from Alterra Mountain Company's 12 ski resorts and 11.3
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After successful double event in Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass (USA) the FIS Freeski action moves to the final location of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix tour with another two World Cup stops set to take place in California’s primer ski resort at Mammoth Mountain before everyone’s attention turns to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
For any young couple on the verge of or debating having a child, parenthood can cause the full palette of emotions. And if you're a female professional athlete, those feelings amplify significantly. Yet, during the 2016-17 winter, with a 10-month-old baby in tow, the world’s most iconic female skier, Ingrid Backstrom, and her husband, Jim
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PHOTOS: Tal Roberts When we walked into the Blue Moon Bar & Grill in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, a palpable fog of stale nicotine smog hung in the air. My eyes burned as I strained to see in a room lit by strands of colored Christmas lights and neon bar signs. It was five o'clock
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Mad River Glen's Single Chair has taken skiers some 2,000 feet up the face of the mountain since 1948 (refurbished in 2007). At a speed of 550 feet per minute, it is the longest and fastest fixed-grip single chair in North America and said to be one of the only lifts in the country where
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It’s our second lap of the day and the skin track has filled in. I don't mean there is some snow blown into our ten-inch trench, I mean that it is snowing so hard that the skin track we set 35 minutes ago is completely gone, erased. And I welcome it. Nothing could make myself
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The winds kicked up and the forecast came across the TV. A winter storm warning was about to take hold of Big Sky Country, with 1 to 2 inches the first night, 3 to 5 the second, and so on for the next four days. Big Sky has had great snow all season. And it
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By Drew Pogge Dave is killing it. He's laying deep into each turn, blowing fresh snow over his head like a pro, and grinning like a shot fox. As he stops next to me, swirling crystals hang suspended for hundreds of feet upslope, and snow is caked into every seam and fold of his jacket
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On Sunday, the tech racers take over the hill in Wengen and race a slalom on the Jungfrau / Männlichen course. Despite a record holding biography, the Austrian star had never celebrated a win on this slalom hill in the past and was looking to get even.
The second event of the FIS Freeski World Cup/Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Colorado’s world-renowned Aspen Snowmass resort wrapped up an intense week of top-level freeskiing action, with Johanne Killi (NOR) and Andri Ragettli (SUI) taking big victories in the slopestyle competition.