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[ Fri, 2010-03-12 13:17 ]
Lindsey Vonn in Lake Louise
American racer wins third straight World Cup overall title, joins elite ranks of skiers.

Lindsey Vonn, the new superstar of American skiing, captured her third consecutive World Cup overall title today by winning the super G at the World Cup Finals in Garmisch, Germany. The World cup overall title is considered the highest honor in ski racing, as it reflects excellence across all disciplines throughout the entire season.

[ Mon, 2010-03-01 13:42 ]
Vonn and Mancuso rock the downhill
Leading the way: 21 medals by skiers and boarders
[ Fri, 2010-02-19 16:38 ]
Riding the Rails, Whistler Blackcomb
An auction offering the sale of Intrawest assets, including Olympic venue Whistler, that was scheduled for today has been postponed

Some non-Olympic news coming out of Whistler, B.C. In case you hadn't heard, Whistler-Blackcomb is for sale; meanwhile Whistler's owner, Intrawest, is fighting to keep the resort. Intrawest owners Fortress Investment Group missed the final payment on a $1.4 billion loan last year, and its big-bank creditors started foreclosure proceedings against the group.

[ Fri, 2009-12-11 16:20 ]
Keystone at Night
How far would you go to get free skiing? One woman went too far, claiming her boyfriend's pass was her own; when questioned, she claimed she was midway through a sex change.

Let's all admit something: Skiers are good people. Sure, there are some minor liftline grumblers and on-slope maniacs, but in general we all like bluebird days, big powder, and a fat beer after last chair. And in general we're happy to give ski companies our money to provide access to such enjoyable pursuits. But let's also admit something else: Skiers are not above a little, shall we say, wheeling and dealing when it comes to ski passes. You know what we're talking about. The kid selling you his half-used lift ticket in the parking lot.

[ Fri, 2009-11-06 12:42 ]
ACL rupture
Skiers who tear their ACLs have three reconstruction options. Find out which one is best for you.

For skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligaments, the decision of whether or not to reconstruct it is not an issue; active people almost always opt for surgery. What is a challenge, however, is deciding how to reconstruct the rupture: using the patient's patellar tendon, hamstring or a donor graft from a cadaver. Each option bears different results. Dr. Johnathon Cluett weighs the pros and cons of each, and guides you in the right direction.

[ Fri, 2009-10-16 16:46 ]
Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete
A group of Boomer-generation athletes turn notions about aging and athleticism on their heads.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. is approaching a "longevity revolution." People are living longer, and by the year 2030, the elderly population is expected to surpass 70 million. Sure, longevity is generally considered a good thing, so long as quantity of life is matched by quality.

[ Mon, 2009-10-12 12:36 ]
Exercise Increases Brain Function
Skipping work for a powder day will improve your productivity. Take that, boss.

When a lab mouse is allowed to run around in its cage, its brainpower improves. When it’s forced into running harder than it would on its own volition, its brainpower improves even more, according to a recent New York Times blog post about a study led by researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

[ Mon, 2009-10-12 12:28 ]
Winter Jog
Studies show moderate exercise, such as a brisk walk, four days a week can help you fight off the common cold.

Yes, it’s snowing. Which is a good thing. But with winter comes the common cold that gets passed around what seems like all season. This year, fight back—and get fit in the process. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, 45 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (such as walking) on most days of the week can decrease sick time by 25 to 50 percent.

[ Mon, 2009-10-05 14:22 ]
Knee X-Ray
More doctors are performing partial-knee replacements, which may be a better option than a full prosthetic.

Bump skiers, rejoice! A total knee replacement may not be your fate. More orthopedic surgeons are performing partial knee replacements, also known as unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or "uniknee," which are less invasive. Osteoarthritis of the knees, caused by wear and tear, is incredibly common in skiers.

[ Fri, 2009-10-02 16:32 ]
Clif Shot Roks
Clif, maker of Clif Bars, introduces Shot Roks, little nuggets of goodness.

Clif introduces Shot Roks: malted balls that are packed with protein and electrolytes that you need to keep you going on the slopes. The Roks (peanut-butter, chocolate or chocolate-chip cookie dough) are already bite-size—no more tug-of-war with a frozen bar—which makes them infinitely more shareable on the chairlift. And, yes, they taste pretty good, too.

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