What’s it going to take to have Big Chad put you into a new season pass for next year? Big Sky special events coordinator Chad Jones clearly has a future in selling used cars, but until that time, he’s pushing a Spring Cleaning Sales extravaganza at the Montana resort for the 2010/2011 season. With prices reduced more than 40 percent, skiers can purchase the Big Sky Gold Unlimited Season pass for $799 until April 30.
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.
Sure, Bode won his first gold, and the all the drama surrounding Lindsey Vonn -- the Riesch-Vonn friendship/rivalry, the Vonn-Mancuso Twitter war -- was certainly televisual. But underneath that sheen were some real stories of true triumph, of no-hope Olympians coming out of the woodwork and onto the world's stage, heads held high.
Skier after skier struggled with the first run of today's slalom event. Here Norway's Lars Elton Myhre loses control before crashing during the first run of the Men's slalom, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
A disappointing end to Lindsey Vonn's Olympic run: After skiing off course in Thursday's GS race -- and arguably derailing teammate Julia Mancuso's defense of her 2006 gold -- Vonn straddled a gate just 16 seconds into today's slalom race and failed to finish. It was the final women's alpine event of the 2010 Games, and it seemed as if Vonn was happy to see it all end.