Sunday December 8, 2013
If you dream about heli-skiing, but can't afford it here's an opportunity to live your dream.
Live Well Network is looking for an 'above average' skier or snowboarder who lives for fresh powder and would love to go heli-skiing with the Live Well Network "Motion" crew.
It's an all expenses paid trip - they will cover airfare, lodging, meals and transportation. The trip will include a heli-ski trip, some snow shoeing, a cool hike, and will be at either Vail, Aspen or Whistler.
Interested? Who wouldn't be? All you have to do is apply on the show's website Live Well Network - Motion. Then sit back and cross your fingers, pray, stick pins in chairlift dolls or do a variation of your make it snow dance.
Go for it - somebody has to win.
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Friday December 6, 2013
This is a big day of World Cup speed racing for both the men and the women. The ladies will be up in Lake Louise, Canada, while the men take on the Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, Colorado and both will racing Downhill.
Of course, the big news is that Lindsey Vonn is cleared to race and she'll be out to defend her two Downhill wins at Lake Louise last year. Her teammate Stacey Cook, who finished second to both of Vonn's wins last year, will also be looking to going for the gold.
At Beaver Creek, due to a schedule change based on a forecast of incoming snow, the men will be racing Downhill today instead of super G which will go Saturday. In today's race, the U.S. men have three good starts with Steve Nyman, #3, Travis Ganong, #4 and Bode Miller in the 13th slot.
Note that the race time for the Beaver Creek Downhill has also been changed to 12:45 EST.
Read More: Top 10 Men's World Cup DH Racers after 2014 race 1 | Top 10 Women's DH Racers after 2014 race 1
Lindsey Vonn Training at Copper Mountain Copyright Getty Images Sport/Doug Pensinger
Friday December 6, 2013
The 2014 World Cup Ski Cross competition kicks off today at Nakiskia, Canada with two days of racing for both the men and women. For the women, Fanny Smith of Switzerland, France's Ophelie David and Marie Berger Sabbatel, and Georgia Simmerling of Canada are the standouts.
For the men, the leaders are Switzerland's Alex Fiva who claimed the 2013 Ski Cross championship finishing over 100 points ahead of runner-up and fellow countryman, Armin Neiderer and Victor Oehling Norberg of Sweden who finished the 2013 rankings in third place.
However, this is Ski Cross and so stand by because anything can happen on the course. Ski Cross is a very physical, demanding and draining sport with continuing races following one upon the next until the final elimination round.
That said, Ski Cross is very fan friendly, exciting and often referred to as Motor Cross on skis and the Ski Cross athletes deserve full support of their respective countries to the same level as the athletes in the more established Alpine, Freestyle, Nordic and Ski Jumping disciplines. The more, we as fans, support Ski Cross races the more support the competitors will receive.
Read More: Understanding Ski Cross | Top 10 Men's World Cup Ski Cross Racers | Top 10 Women's Ski Cross Racers | USA Ski Cross
FIS World Championships Men's Ski Cross Copyright Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Thursday December 5, 2013
Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah, consistently ranked Ski Magazine's #1 in guest service among ski resorts in North America, will open for the 2014 season this Saturday, December 7. To add to the opening day excitement will be the 22nd Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance.
There is a full weekend of events coming up that include a live performance by Grammy® Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert, the signature Saturday Night Gala Dinner and a new Celebrity Poker Night, all in support of Waterkeeper Alliance, the fastest-growing grassroots environmental movement in the world.
On the snow, the Celebrity Skifest spotlight will be on Deer Valley's Birdseye ski run at noon on December 7 and 8, 2013. Celebrities and Olympic legends including Steve Mahre, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe, and Deer Valley's own Ambassador of Skiing, Heidi Voelker will be competing for the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest title.
The races are free to the public and can be viewed from the Silver Lake area at mid-mountain. However, if you aren't in Park City watch the races on TV because, while this is all in fun and for a great cause, you can't take the competitiveness out of these World Cup and Olympic athletes. Last year, Tommy Moe and Heidi Voelker, head-to-head, had as much intensity as you'll see on the World Cup circuit - and Tommy is back with a vengeance so you can be sure it will be a lot of fun to watch.
Tune into CBS on Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m. EST - after the NFL - to see the races and the entire weekend of festivities in the number-one rated winter sports television special, Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest.
Read More: Deer Valley Resort
Heidi Voelker and Tommy Moe Copyright Mike Doyle