Three-time Olympian Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) topped the field in Thursday's first Olympic downhill training run as he blistered the Kandahar Banchetta course and won by 1.21 seconds over the next fastest competitor.
Mount Washington, NH may build the longest funicular in the world measuring 14,500. Although years away from production, the funicular would not replace Mount Washington's 130 year-old cog railway, a national historic engineering landmark.
Defending World Cup and world champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH), three-event star Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) and emerging talents Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) are part of a 19-member U.S. Olympic Alpine Team announced Wednesday, subject to approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort—a belle dame of the gilded age—awakens for winter, just in time to christen new terrain at the Bretton Woods ski area. Want to impress your 6-year-olds? Take them to a castle for the weekend.
"We're staying there?" my twins piped from the back seat as we pulled into the long drive leading up to the Mount Washington Hotel. Forgetting one of our strictest car-ride rules, they scrambled to their knees in their seatbelts, craning for a better look at the colossal white structure topping the rise ahead of us, so big it almost eclipsed New Hampshire's Presidential Range, behind it. "Daddy! That's a castle!"