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New Resort Battleground: Park City

Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort
PCMR sues Canyons owner over land lease. Claims resort might not open next year.

Park City region looks to have replaced Tahoe, for the moment at least, as the hot battleground for resorts. Park City Mountain Resort sued Talisker Land Holdings earlier this month over renegotiation of a long-term lease that expired in 2011. Talisker is a major landowner of PCMR, along with other property in the greater Park City area.

McConkey Movie Trailer Debuts this Weekend

NBC airs a trailer for a new movie about the late Shane McConkey that's set to hit screens in 2013.

When Shane McConkey died in 2009 after a ski BASE-jumping accident, the skiing community lost an innovator, an icon and a true adventurer who lived each day with purpose. Matchstick Productions, the production house that worked so closely with McConkey on many projects, is making a movie, set to debut next year, chronicling the life of this inspirational athlete. Catch a trailer for the film this Saturday (March 24) on NBC during the Red Bull Cold Rush coverage at 1 p.m. eastern time, 10 a.m. pacific.

A Ski Rental Solution

A Ski Rental Solution
Skis in front of view over Grindelwald, Switzerland
Traveling with your skis is not only a drag, it can be pricey. But renting is no picnic, either. Black Tie Rentals offers an easy alternative.

A common question: To schlep your skis or to rent once you get there? As editors, we travel a lot, so it’s a dilemma we’re faced with a dozen times throughout the ski season. Quick weekend jaunts, business trips with a side of skiing: Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to take your skis along.

The 10th: Vail's new mountain restaurant is a hit

The 10th: Vail's new mountain restaurant is a hit
The 10th. Vail's new mountain restaurant
Great skier cuisine—and they don’t overlook your kids.

Here’s a trend we like: Skiers can now enjoy as good a meal on-hill as off. That’s certainly the case at The 10th, Vail’s new on-mountain restaurant, located at Mid-Vail. The restaurant’s name, of course, is a tribute to the famous 10th Mountain Division, which fought in Italy in World War 11. The 10th’s ski troopers—many of whom, including Vail founder Pete Siebert, went on to establish the American ski industry—certainly would rather have pulled up a chair here than dig into their K-rations.

A Greener Groomer

Ecogroomer
Ecogroomer
EcoGroomer claims its new grooming machines can save 20 million gallons of fuel by 2020. Intrigued? You should be.

It’s an idea whose time has come. A typical groomer blows through a lot of fuel. With rising gas prices, this is serious dough for the resorts—costs that are passed down to skiers by way of lift ticket, food and lodging price increases.

Ski every day—and take the stairs at the office

Hey, desk potatoes: Little lifestyle changes can add up.

As far as fitness goes, it seems that a little can go a long way. No one is disputing the benefits of nailing nonstop runs on the Hobacks (kind of like running a marathon on snow). But recent data indicates that a little action in the day-to-day grind can lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Easy lifestyle changes can do a lot of heavy lifting: Take the stairs. Park in the outer stretches of the lot. Push away from your keyboard and take a walk outside your office for a quick break a few times a day.

Will there be a test for altitude sickness?

Ski news altitude sickness
Will there be a test for altitude sickness?
Research: Your genes might make you feel low when heading high.

Ever get a raging case of altitude sickness? Even a minor dose can ruin a ski vacation with headaches, nausea and generally feeling lousy all over. It’s no fun. Severe cases, of course, can be life threatening. Figure you need to be in better shape to keep altitude sickness out of your ski life? That might not be the case. The latest research being done at the U of Colorado might point to a genetic link to the mountain malady. If that holds up, can an altitude sickness test be far behind?

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