Archive for November, 2011

Vonn sets the pace in training for weekend World Cup downhill races in Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn may be going through a difficult time in her personal life, but she looks pretty much the same on the ski hill.  Which is to say, she’s setting the pace that everyone else is attempting to follow.

Vonn recorded the fastest time on Tuesday (Nov. 29) during training for this weekend’s downhill races in Lake Louise, Alberta. Read just how fast she went and who was second and third in this story.

The American ski superstar announced earlier this week that she and her husband, Thomas Vonn, have begun divorce proceedings.

Make sure to check back here, starting on Friday, to learn the results of the downhill races being held on Friday and Saturday, as well as the Super G on Sunday.

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What’s new at resorts near Washington, D.C.? Glad you asked

Hey, it’s not ALL about government in our nation’s capitol. They also like to get out on the hill and have some fun.

The Washington Post, mindful of that need, has compiled a list of ski resorts in the area that reveals what they offer and what they’ve added for the 2011-12 season. Check it out.

Winter’s not just about skiing around D.C., of course. Here are other things to do.

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Mancuso gets a rare podium in Aspen while 16-year-old Shiffrin shines; Cuche has a 1-2 weekend in downhill, Super G races on men’s side

Mikaela Shiffrin, 16, ran a great race on Sunday in Aspen.

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What is it with American women when they ski on home soil, especially Aspen?

That has to be the question after another less than thrilling performance for the red, white and blue in World Cup giant slalom and slalom races in Aspen over the weekend (Nov. 26-27).

There was some good news: Julia Mancuso made the podium with a third-place finish in Saturday’s Giant Slalom. But here’s the reality: it was the first GS podium for an American woman in Aspen since 1981! Learn more about Mancuso’s efforts and where Lindsey Vonn wound up in this Denver Post story.

On Sunday the big news in the slalom race for the U.S. was an eighth-place finish by 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin of Vail. So what happened to Mancuso, Vonn and Sarah SchleperRead more.

MEN’S WORLD CUP RACES IN LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA

Didier Cuche may be 37 years old, but the Swiss skier isn’t slowing down. Cuche won the downhill season-opener on Saturday (Nov. 26) in the World Cup race at Lake Louise, then placed second in Sunday’s Super G behind Norway’s Askel Lund-Svindal. It wasn’t a bad weekend for Bode Miller and other Americans. Read more.

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Check out these great Cyber Monday deals for Swany gloves on Tuesday

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Ready for a wild backcountry skiing ride? Get onboard with Maxim Arsenault

“Maxim Arsenault is one rad dude.”

We couldn’t say it better than that short and sweet summation of the new video, “Occupy Mountains: Maxim Arsenault 2011 Segment.”

The Swany-sponsored athlete doesn’t just pick wild backcountry lines, he picks wildly insane backcountry lines. And the camera work by Dendrite Studios is terrific as well, swinging from long to short to POV and back in a way that makes you feel like you are right THERE.

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Breckenridge is big-time now, but the resort traces its roots to humble beginnings 50 years ago

Styles have changed, but Breckenridge remains popular at 50. (Breckenridge Ski Resort)

These days everyone knows Breckenridge as one of the biggest and most popular ski destinations in Colorado.

But did you know that in 1960 the town’s population was 300 and many of its citizens worked as miners?

It’s true, and that’s only one of the many interesting nuggets of information in the first part of a five-part series, written by the Summit Daily News, on the ski resort’s 50th anniversary, which falls on Dec. 16.

You’ll also learn how many skiers Breckenridge hosted that season and the price of a lift ticket (you’ll wince) that gave skiers (no snowboarders in 1961) “access to one Heron double chairlift, a short T-bar for beginners and six ski runs,” according to the story. Read more.

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We show where to find the most snow and Liftopia shows where to find the best lift ticket deals

Here’s where to find the resorts with the most snow in North America.

Don’t have a season pass and want to find the best deal on lift tickets? That’s where a web site like Liftopia.com comes in handy. It can’t get you a deal every day at your favorite place, but it can find a lot of deals you NEVER would.

Here’s a sample of deals the site found in a number of states. Visit the site, localize it for your needs and see how it works.

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