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Skiing December 2011 Archive

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A Ski Train Rides Again

Friday December 30, 2011
Return to the luxury and relaxing ski train rides of yester'year on the Gore Mountain Snow Train - the first passenger snow train service between Saratoga Springs and North Creek since 1942 ... Read More

U.S. Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Third at Lienz WC Slalom

Thursday December 29, 2011
Get the spelling right - Mikaela Shiffrin - because I think you are going to be hearing a lot about this 16 year old slalom speedster out of Eagle-Vail, CO. Mikaela ... Read More

Freeskiing and Freeride World Tours at Revelstoke

Thursday December 29, 2011
I really enjoy freeskiing competition. I mean the pick the gnarlyist run and throw it down to outdo your competitors type of contest. It's sort of like what you did ... Read More

How to Buckle Ski Boots

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Even the best of skiers struggle with buckling their boots. Although well-fitting ski boots shouldn't be a hassle to get on, everyone has one of those days when their ... Read More

Bromley Celebrating 75 Years

Tuesday December 27, 2011
There's nothing better than going to a celebration and getting a present when you're not expecting one. That's what happened yesterday when I headed over to Bromley to say Happy 75 ... Read More

Beaver Creek, Colorado

Monday December 26, 2011
Beaver Creek's tag is "Not Exactly Roughing It" and this sets up the tempo for skiing or riding Beaver Creek. That said, don't get too lulled in thinking you won't ... Read More

Canyons Resort Just Keeps Getting Better

Saturday December 24, 2011
Recently, the New York Times carried an interesting article on Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. The gist of the article is how much Canyons has improved its personality and ... Read More

Helicopter Skiing From Aspen's The Little Nell

Saturday December 24, 2011
New this season, Aspen's luxury 5 star hotel, The Little Nell is offering you the opportunity to experience helicopter skiing in the backcountry of Colorado. If you are staying at The ... Read More

Renting Ski Clothes

Friday December 23, 2011
Ski clothes are expensive, but the prospect of finding something to wear on the slopes shouldn't prevent skiers from making it to the mountain. Skiers often underestimate the extent to which ... Read More

Helly Hansen Ski Jackets and Pants

Thursday December 22, 2011
It's not hard to believe that Helly Hansen has been around for 133 years and it's easy to see why. Whether you're a guide on Mont Blanc, a patroller in ... Read More

Waterville Valley Will Host 2012 Adaptive Alpine National Championships

Thursday December 22, 2011
The United States Olympic Committee has awarded Waterville Valley, NH the 2012 US Adaptive Alpine National Championships set for January 10-13, 2012. This prestigious event will showcase the most talented disabled ... Read More

How to Fix Sore Skiing Muscles

Wednesday December 21, 2011
At the beginning of each ski season it's pretty much a given that almost all skiers will be moaning, groaning and soaking sore leg muscles during the first ... Read More

SkiReports.com Tracks the Pow for You

Tuesday December 20, 2011
SkiReports.com provides information on ski and snow conditions for over 450 ski resorts in North America. Besides the usual info about resort stats, you'll find conditions and a snowfall track over ... Read More

It Will Be a White Christmas at Ski Resorts - I Guarantee It

Monday December 19, 2011
If it doesn't come from the skies it will come from snowmaking systems, so you can be assured of a Christmas skiing vacation with plenty of snow. Mother Nature is not exactly ... Read More

Squaw Valley USA

Sunday December 18, 2011
Squaw Valley USA is located in Olympic Valley, California, with over 170 ski trails served by 33 lifts. Squaw Valley USA became world-famous in 1960 as host to the VIII ... Read More

Snowbird Celebrates 40 Years

Friday December 16, 2011
OK. Let's get it over with - Lordy, Lordy look who's 40. The 'Bird officially turns forty on December 23 and you get to ski that day, next Friday for $40 - now ... Read More

Liftopia Offers New App To Find Lift Ticket Deals

Thursday December 15, 2011
Liftopia, has launched the free Liftopia Ski Reports, Snow Conditions and Ultimate Lift Ticket Deal Engine App - an iPhone and iPod Touch App that let's you browse and buy deals ... Read More

Red Bull Goes To Sunday River Resort For College Week

Tuesday December 13, 2011
I think it's to sign up for my PhD courses - Red Bull is partnering up with Sunday River for the resort's annual College Week scheduled for January 2-6, 2012. New ... Read More

U.S. 1 & 2 In Freestyle World Cup Moguls Opener

Saturday December 10, 2011
Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) opened defense of her FIS Freestyle World Cup title with a strong win in Ruka, Finland, with Eliza Outtrim (Steamboat Springs, CO) second. In ... Read More

U.S. Freeskiing and Snowboarding Teams Announced

Saturday December 10, 2011
The USSA confirmed the halfpipe and slopestyle skiing teams it nominated earlier this year. Nine athletes were confirmed on the U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Pro Team including X Games champions Jen Hudak ... Read More

Nolan Kasper 4th For U.S. Closes Birds of Prey

Friday December 9, 2011
Olympian Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) finished fourth in the Audi Birds of Prey slalom. Reigning Audi FIS World Cup overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia was first, .14 in front ... Read More

Earbuds For Ski Helmets

Friday December 9, 2011
I never got into wearing headphones while skiing, I think mainly because I always wear a helmet. However, I've noticed recently a lot of, mostly young, skiers and riders wearing earbuds ... Read More

Steep Terrain Open At Taos Ski Valley

Thursday December 8, 2011
Don't be fooled by the blue sky, the snow is deep in Taos Ski Valley. They have a 46 inch base - one of the best in the country and ... Read More

Ted Ligety Wins 2nd Birds Of Prey At Beaver Creek

Wednesday December 7, 2011
Ted Ligety, three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion, came on strong in his second run to win Tuesday's second Audi Birds of Prey GS in Beaver Creek. ... Read More

Okemo Cares and Shares

Tuesday December 6, 2011
On Sunday, December 18, Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Holiday Cares and Shares Food Drive. When skiers and snowboarders donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new ... Read More

2011-2012 Skis

Monday December 5, 2011
I know we are getting close to the holidays and, with a lot of ski areas open already, here's a selection of the 2011-2012 men's, women's and kid's skis.   Many, if not most ... Read More

U.S.A.'s Hendrickson Wins Women's First World Cup Ski Jumping Competition

Sunday December 4, 2011
17-year-old Sarah Hendrickson of Park City, UT won the inaugural FIS World Cup ski jumping competition for women at Lillehammer, Norway. The 17-year-old scored nearly a 30-point margin of victory over ... Read More

Vonn Wins 2nd Straight Downhill

Sunday December 4, 2011
Lindsey Vonn's blistering time in Friday's downhill race in Lake Louise, ALB  certainly didn't tire her out as she skied Saturday's DH in 1 minute, 51.35 seconds to beat Marie Marchand-Arvier of France by 1.68 seconds.  ... Read More

Miller and Vonn Ski To Downhill Gold

Friday December 2, 2011
Bode Miller threw it down hard to win the Audi Birds of Prey downhill in Beaver Creek, CO.  It was the 33rd Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win of his ... Read More

Safely Ski from A to Z

Friday December 2, 2011
Safely Ski from A to Z author, Mary Stubbs Palmer is a seasonal employee at world class ski resort Deer Valley in Park City, Utah and loves skiing. She is ... Read More

Elan 2011-2012 Skis

Thursday December 1, 2011
Elan has been building skis for well over sixty years and has a well deserved reputation as a trend setter in ski technology. One of earliest manufacturers to embrace the parabolic ... Read More

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