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Sochi 2014 Super G Weekend - Women's Saturday

The women's super G race should be a thriller - I'm not expecting a tie such as happened in the women's downhill - but I do expect this will be a close one with the top speed veterans rising to the top.... Read Full Post

Women's Aerials - A Sochi Olympic Thriller

It's always a thrill to watch aerial skiers do high flying twirling and whirling and when the World Cup circuit brings the athletes to Deer Valley, Utah and Lake Placid, NY the competition rates national television airtime.... Read Full Post

Sochi Super Combined - Hope You Like the Stars and Stripes

At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the men are contesting a super Combined on Friday, the 14th - Valentines Day - and I really think you're going to love this one almost as much as you loved the men's Slopestyle event.... Read Full P...

Sochi Olympics Men's Slopestyle - USA Can Be 1,2,3

The men's Slopestyle event takes center stage at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and, while the snow conditions may be a little less than ideal, the course is going to favor the U.S. men.... Read Full Post

How Much Is That Sochi Gold Medal Worth?

A lot has changed in Olympic politics since then International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage banned the superstar Austrian ski racer Karl Schranz from competing in the 1972 Winter Olympics. Schranz admitted taking money from ski sponsors and Brundage ruled he was a 'professional' and ineligible to compete as an amateur.... Read Full Post

Women's Sochi Downhill - Looking To Be a Battle

Here's a look at the top ten women in the Audi FIS World Cup Downhill Rankings after the last World Cup downhill competition before the Olympics - in parenthesis is the finish position in the Downhill portion of the super Combined (not the official finish - which was from after the Slalom was run).... Read Full Post

Canyons Resort Spring Concert Series

Park City, Utah's favorite spring concert series launches this Saturday, February 15th as Canyons Resort kicks off the annual Spring Concert Series. The free concerts happen every Saturday and select Sundays at 3pm on the Resort Village stage.... Read Full Post

Will The USA Also Own Slopestyle Skiing?

We saw some great Snowboarding Slopestyle at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and watched the U.S. team take the top spot in both the men's and the women's competition. Now comes Slopestyle skiing with the women taking center stage on Tuesday.... Read Full Post

Backcountry or Sidecountry - Know the Difference, Know the Dangers

Backcountry really means land outside of ski resort property that is not patrolled by resort ski patrol nor is the terrain subject to avalanche mitigation under the auspices of resort ski patrol. The difference in the terms backcountry and sidecountry boils down to how a skier or rider accesses that terrain.... Read Full Post

Sochi Men's Mogul Event - Can Anybody Beat Bilodeau and Kingsbury?

In Freestyle skiing, it's the men's turn to bump and jump on Monday as they take on the 2014 Sochi moguls course. While there are many possibilities as to whom will end up on the men's podium I think this comes down to a big fight for the bronze medal. Show More Summary

Sochi Women's super Combined Made For German Skier Hoefl-Riesch

The women Alpine skiers take center stage on Monday at the Sochi Olympics with the running of the super Combined. This is a tough race to figure what the podium will look like because you are actually looking at two disciplines 'combined' into a short version of each.... Read Full Post

Bring a Friend in February - Help A Newcomer Learn To Ski

U.S. Ski Team member Mikaela Shiffrin started skiing in her parents' driveway, thanks to their encouragement. Team member Julia Mancuso was introduced to skiing by her babysitter. These Olympians, who are competing in the 2014 Winter...Show More Summary

Is The Sochi Olympic Downhill Miller Time?

In the first Downhill training run, Bode Miller finished the fastest man on the course. In the third and final training run he did it again. Question is - can he keep the speed and hold it on the course in the medal run?... Read Full Post

Dufour-Lapointe Sisters Go 1-2, Kearney 3rd in Olympic Mogul Skiing

This may be the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but Justine Dufour-Lapointe and her older sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe skied the Freestyle Mogul course like they were back in Canada on their home turf. Making their way through two semi-finals Justine and Chloe finished 1 and 2 respectively in the Super Final to claim the gold and silver medals.... Read Full Post

Kearney Looks For Freestyle Skiing History

Mogul skiing has been an Olympic Sport since 1992 and no mogul Olympic skier has won multiple Olympic gold medals. I predict that today that Olympic tidbit is about to be retired when Hannah Kearney wins her second consecutive Olympic Moguls gold medal.... Read Full Post

The Farm Terrain Park Opens At Mount Snow, Vermont

The Farm, Mount Snow's newest Carinthia terrain park is full of features that you see on a daily basis when driving through the Green Mountain State. A sugar shack, a barn, a re-purposed horse trailer and even some split rail fencing were all included as The Farm made its much anticipated debut on Feb. Show More Summary

Hannah Kearney Leads First Sochi Mogul Qualifications

The first official skiing competition got under way on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Moguls course with the first women's qualification round. On the hard, fast and said-to-be icy course, the U.S. Ski Team's Hannah Kearney finished first. Show More Summary

Skier Todd Lodwick To Carry U.S. Flag at Sochi Winter Olympics

Nordic Combined skier Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, CO received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians - being named flag bearer for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.... Read Full Post

It's Olympic Week - Get Ready

Athletes are winging their way toward Sochi, Russia and will all be welcomed, signed in and ready to march for the Opening Ceremonies on Friday. However, we don't have to wait for Friday to get into some Olympic skiing competition because the Ladies Mogul Competition Qualifications 1 are on the schedule for Thursday evening 6pm Sochi time (9am ET).... Read Full Post

Ski Gear: What's New for 2014/15

When it comes to attending an Outdoor Retailer (OR) Winter Market Show all the cliches apply - kid in a candy store, a peek under the Christmas Tree, visions of sugar plums etc.... Read Full Post

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