On any given day, half of Mad River's skiers can be found dressed in wool and weaving through the trees on core-shot tele skis. They'll be riding the nation's only diesel single chair, known simply as "The Single." Pasted on their car bumpers: the infamous red and white Ski It if You Can sticker. And if they act like they own the place, could be they do-it's a co-op.
World Cup racers tested The Grizzly DH course at Snowbasin, UT en masse on Feb. 21. Austrians took the top three spots in the first training run, while Americans Daron Rahlves and Marco Sullivan almost made the top-10.