After sitting out the super G and the slalom portion of the combined events earlier this week, Lindsey Vonn came back strong today to win a silver medal on the challenging Kandahar downhill course. Vonn, who suffered a concussion earlier this week, was the 20th skier to start today’s race and came within .44 seconds of the winner, Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl, who skied 16th. Vonn knocked her close friend and hometown favorite Maria Riesch, who raced immediately after Goergl, into third place. Goergl held onto the lead, making this her second gold of this World Championships.
The Ski Channel is hosting their first-ever film fest, January 27th- 29th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver in conjunction with the SIA Snowshow. In attendance will be mountain sport celebrities, athletes, industry executives, filmmakers, and luminaries. The festival is comprised of works by the cutting edge of mountain sport filmmakers, adding new masterpieces to mountain cinema.
"It's about doing what I like to do best," said Miller. "It was never about the victories. Not at the beginning of my career and not now. I just love to ski, stay fit and encourage kids to get out and do the same."
The US Ski Team has just wrapped up races in Lake Louise and Aspen. This weekend, the men head to Beaver Creek for the Birds of Prey World Cup, and the Women head to Lake Louise. With weather reports pointing to snow throughout the week, organizers have bumped the first downhill training run to Tuesday, Nov. 30 in order to maximize training opportunities. Here's a video from last year's Birds of Prey event.
This winter, world-renowned ski photographer Scott Markewitz wants to teach you his craft. He’s hosting a series of photography workshops, at Snowbird and in Alaska with EpicQuest and Chugach Powder Guides.
Starting as early as next month Whistler Blackcomb will be a publicly traded company on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, which means that you could own a share.
In the initial public offering, the newly formed Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc is predicted to raise $300 million, part of which will go towards paying off Intrawest. Shares are said to start at between $14 and $15.
Dormant for eight years, now, the former sleepy Elk Meadows Ski Resort in southern Utah is prepping to get back in the game, as Eagle Point. As Utah’s 14th ski resort, the ski hill has a new name, a new plan, new ownership and, most importantly, still gets plenty of snow.
Chris Davenport and two friends head south (really far south) to play with penguins, sleep on a ship, and ski some steep terrain. His film, Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey, chronicles their journey.
When I think of Antarctica, I think of ice, cold weather, and more ice. However, more and more skiers are adding an Antarctica notch to their belt: Warren Miller also filmed a few athletes here for their upcoming film, Wintervention. Last December, Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, Andrea Binning, and a film crew went south to give movie-making and glacier-climbing a shot themselves. At The Meeting in Aspen, we were given a chance to see a sneak-peak, short version of Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey. Here’s what I thought.
How sustainable is that sweet pair of skis you’re about to buy? You may soon be able to find out how green all your favorite products are through a new tool called the Eco Index. Designed in collaboration with over one hundred retailers, brands, and suppliers, along with the Outdoor Industry Association, the European Outdoor Group, and Zero Waste Alliance, the Eco Index is an environmental assessment tool designed to advance sustainable practices within the outdoor industry.
After a vote last week Arizona Snowbowl's nearly eight-year quest to implement snowmaking remains at a standstill. The resort is pushing to gain water rights while local Native American tribes pull out all the stops to make sure it never happens.
Religion is not usually an obstacle to ski area expansion, but at the Arizona Snowbowl, religious considerations have been a huge stumbling block. The resort suffered a hit to its snowmaking plans last Thursday, when its latest water supply proposal failed before a 5-2 vote by Flagstaff City Council.