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Brier: Morris tops Laycock in extra end in 3-4 playoff

Team Canada's John Morris advanced to the semifinal at the Canadian men's curling championship with an 8-7 win in an extra end over Saskatchewan's Steve Laycock on Saturday.

Brier: Jacobs downs Gushue in 1-2 playoff

Northern Ontario defeated Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1-2 page playoff on Friday, while Saskatchewan skip Steve Laycock led his team to 4-2 victory over B.C.'s Jim Cotter in the final round robin match at the Tim Hortons Brier.

Snowfall in Tahoe: Hopeful for more

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Land deal, airport expansion plans breathe life into Mammoth plans

  Back in December, the Senate passed an omnibus defense bill that had huge import for the town of Mammoth Lakes. Wait… what? What does defense have to do with California’s largest ski resort? Washington works in mysterious ways. So read on. President Obama signed the bill into law just before Christmas, and just like

Brier: Saskatchewan rounds out final four

Saskatchewan skip Steve Laycock led his team to 4-2 victory over B.C.'s Jim Cotter in the final round robin match at Tim Hortons Brier.

Tahoe snow forecast: Pineapple Express will bring snow … and rain

Let’s face it. It’s been another frustrating winter in the Lake Tahoe region. While resorts like Heavenly and Northstar and Mt. Rose are still functioning with decent conditions, thanks to a ton of snowmaking, Tahoe’s ski and snowboarding mecca has seen no significant precipitation since December. Here’s what we say about that: %#$&%&@!!!! Perhaps our

Bode Miller hurt in wicked wipeout

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Bode Miller hit his left arm on a gate, spun backward and lost both skis in a crash during the super-G Thursday at the world championships. The 37-year-old American skier had a deep cut on his right calf. The U.S. Ski Team said he was being evaluated by the medical

Playoff picture gets clearer at the Brier in Calgary

The playoff picture is getting a little clearer at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. But as CBC's Devin Heroux explains, if there has to be a tiebreaker in the final draw, things get complicated.

It’s snowing in the Sierra!

It’s snowing in the Sierra, with accumulations expected on Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. How much? How high? That remains to be seen. But high winds and heavy precipitation promise to make it an interesting weekend. For the snow-starved Sierra, it’s been a long, dry stretch since big storms hit back in late December.

Sierra Snow: Photos! Photos! Photos!

A picture’s worth a thousand words. So this post should be worth millions. Snow dumped all over the Sierra over the weekend, and into Monday, and here’s what it looks like up there. Might not be the driest snow. Might not be the deepest snow. But it’s snow. And snow-starved California and Nevada will take

Sierra snow on the way: Slope Dope helps you navigate another dry year

Snow’s a comin’ to the Sierra this weekend, which is news in this, our fourth winter of droughty discontent. Like the three seasons before this one, it looks like we might get a little relief at the end of the season, rather than a full-blown season of snow, as we used to enjoy.   Both

Northern Ontario, Newfoundland, Canada claim Brier playoff berths

Northern Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador will be joined by Team Canada in the playoff at the Brier. Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs and Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador will square off Friday evening with the winner advancing directly to Sunday's championship game.

Snow starts in Sierra: Weekend forecast looks good

It’s started to snow in the Sierra Friday afternoon, where Tahoe resorts have been starved for some new accumulation. Looks like it will happen this weekend, although this will be no major event. Good for coverage, but nothing approaching a major dump of powder. So, enjoy it while you can, if you can. Here are

So, how was it? Send us your photos and stories

So, it finally snowed a bit in the Sierra this past weekend. And I missed it. Yup. While you all were enjoying a foot or so of the cold white stuff, this skier was down at Bay Area sea level, enjoying great weather, amazing cloud formations, but green with envy. So, tell us how it

Race on to join Jacobs, Gushue in playoffs at the Brier

The scramble to join Northern Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador in the playoffs at the Canadian men's curling championship was on Thursday.

Brad Gushue's 'best shot of career' clinches Brier win over Alberta

Just as Alberta was poised to steal the win over Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday at the Tim Hortons Brier, the shot Brad Gushue is calling his best ever gave his team a heart-stopping 8-7 win.

Snowy Sierra comes into focus: Readers, resorts share March Miracle photos

For those of us who may have missed last weekend’s long-awaited snow in the Sierra, Slope Dope solicited its readers to send in a few pictures of the action. Click here to see what we asked for. Here’s what we received: UPDATE: Here are some snow accumulation totals provided by the North Tahoe tourism folks.

Brad news: Gushue halts Jacobs's unbeaten run at Brier

Newfoundland and Labrador's Brad Gushue handed Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs his first loss at the Brier and vaulted into the playoffs on Thursday.

Illicit Snowboarding Explores Cosplay

We can’t even begin to understand the dress-up world of cosplay, so it’s really not all that surprising that we don’t understand snowboard cosplay, either. Luckily, Illicit Snowboarding has done the research and now we can all be enlightened from a distance. These days there’s a group people who take dressing-up and not growing-up to […]

Snowboarder Dies In Utah Avalanche

A snowboarder died today (March 4, 2015) in an “unintentionally triggered” avalanche in Hells Canyon just out of bounds at Utah’s Snowbasin Resort, according to a report on the Utah Avalanche Center. Two people entered Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon is an out-of-bounds area beyond Snowbasin’s boundary. After a few turns, the two decided to cut […]

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