For anyone in Steamboat Springs, Colo. this week, keep an eye out: You could spot America's next Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn.
The 2010 NCAA Skiing Championship opened today at Mt. Werner at Steamboat Resort and Howelsen Hill Ski Area, hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Now in its 57th year, the event brings together 22 college ski teams from across the country for four days of Alpine and Nordic skiing competitions.
Skiing's World Cup finals are starting this week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and you'll never guess who's the big favorite for the women's overall. Perhaps you've heard of her: 2010 Olympics gold- and bronze-medalist, already a two-in-a-row World Cup overall winner, has about 30-odd career World Cup wins... That's right, we're talking about a certain Ms. Lindsey Vonn.
Winter storm warnings can be a happy sign your ski vacation is going to be a good one. But they can also mean a delay -- or, at worst, the end -- of a long-planned and long-anticipated trip to the hills. And now things are getting worse. As the rough economy has shrunk demand for travel, airlines have shrunk their capacity for travelers. And as that capacity has shrunk, the New York Times reports, the airlines' ability to accommodate weather-stranded travelers has also receded.
Lindsey Vonn is one hot item these days, from the front of Sports Illustrated to Jay Leno's hot seat to coffee-klatching with Ellen DeGeneres—while skiing to one gold and one bronze medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games in between. But her latest appearance, in mid-turn on the cover of a Wheaties box, seems appropriate. After all, General Mills has been featuring world-class athletes on boxes of Wheaties cereal since Lou Gehrig in 1934. Vonn's not the only Vancouver star taking her turn on the orange box.
There’s ski and then there’s après ski. After a day on the slopes, you feel entitled to a nice meal and a stiff drink…or two.
Keystone Resort in Colorado is hosting its second annual Winter Culinary Festival this weekend, March 5-7. There will be wine, martini and tequila tastings, cooking demonstrations, and numerous opportunities to sample goodies all weekend at Keystone lodges and hotels. Event prices range from $5-$20 per person. Click here for a schedule.
With big endorsement money in play for athletes who bring home Olympic medals, there’s always a debate on how much a gold is actually worth. ABC News tackles this very question in a recent article about Winter Olympians' earning potential.