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Record Crowd Greets World Cup's Return to The East Coast

Record Crowd Greets World Cup's Return to The East Coast
Killington World Cup Crowds 2016
Shiffrin wins the slalom—and the hearts of East Coast race fans; Killington makes it look easy as spectators turn out in force.

Mikaela Shiffrin, the U.S. Ski Team ace, doubled down on the perfect Blackjack hand on Sunday, nailing her 21st World Cup slalom win as a 21-year-old. With the victory, Shiffrin continues her remarkable early season, building on her lead in the slalom standings—along with her lead in the overall standings. With a win margin of a full .73 seconds, she fired up an already raucous crowd on Sunday, as the World Cup made a triumphant return to the East Coast over the weekend.

Gay for Aspen

Straight dad, lesbian daughter, and the nation’s biggest, best Gay Ski Week. Not entirely traditional. Just the perfect family ski trip.

Meet my daughter Lilly: bright, beautiful, brimming with dreams and confidence, a little moody, sarcastically funny. She throws herself at life with
an admirable recklessness that worries a parent sometimes. Her long blond hair is often messy, like her room at home always was. Her singing voice is beautiful...got that from her mom. She’s a ripping skier; or was when she was little and could be again if she weren’t trapped in D.C., where she just graduated from college. And always there were boys hanging around. There still are. Poor boys.

The Snow Report with Halley O'Brien

The winter show that blends sarcasm and stoke every other week, all season long.
The Snow Report With Halley O'Brien



A "Battle of the Sexes" for Ski Racing?

A "Battle of the Sexes" for Ski Racing?
Lindsey Vonn "Tebowing" at Birds of Prey
Lindsey Vonn hopes to race World Cup against the men at Lake Louise.

Editor’s note: Watch for a full feature on Lindsey Vonn and her quest to set the all-time record for World Cup wins in the December issue of SKI. Here’s an excerpt, focusing on her continuing quest to be allowed to race against the men.

Beast of the East: Killington Roars to Life on Tuesday

Killington Resort
Killington Courtesy
Passholders rewarded with dibs on first day; public rolls in on Wednesday.

Killington’s claim on first-to-open status in the East appears to be safe for another year. Its lifts, which operated through Memorial Day last spring despite what is now widely considered the worst winter ever in New England, will begin spinning again on Tuesday, the resort announced late Monday night following a five-inch snowfall over the weekend.

The first day of operation will be reserved for passholders—a special treat for the most loyal customers. Starting Wednesday, the general public is welcome.

Ski Town Airbnb's You Can't Miss

Cozy fireplaces and steaming hot tubs can be yours at these slope-side Airbnb's this winter.

Planning your winter ski trip and unsure of lodging? Airbnb is making it easier than ever with their ski town specific lodging,  the ability to have your group vote on their favorites, and book instantly.

Find lodging specific to your family or groups needs, make sure it has a cozy fireplace and a steaming hot tub and enjoy.

Here are our top Airbnb picks for popular ski destinations.

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