Whiteface Mountain is preparing for the upcoming season by constructing a new high-speed quad chairlift. They are looking to skiers and riders to "Name that Chairlift." So log on to www.whiteface.com and register your suggestion for the name of the new lift.
This may be as good a time as any to look back on how world events have shaped skiing. It's one of our sport's ironies: If it weren't for the terrible conflict that was World War II, you and I might not be skiers.
Some ski towns slumber in the summer. Others, including Lake Placid, come into their own. Well-heeled vacationers have summered here since the Age of Steam, when they arrived by train to escape city heat in the lush, cool Adirondacks.
St. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 29) - Pre-race favorite Regine Cavagnoud of France opened the 2001 World Alpine Ski Championships in sizzling fashion Monday, winning the gold medal in super G by .05 over Italian Isolde Kostner with Megan Gerety (Anchorage, AK) f
Gerety, coming back from leg problems a year ago, was fourth in 1:23.59, a tenth of a second ahead of another Frenchwoman, Carole Montillet. Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) was ninth with a time of 1:23.86 and Jonna Mendes (Heavenly, CA) tied for 18th in 1: