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U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2011

Hall of Fame Inductees
Hall of Fame Inductees
A sold-out ceremony ushers eight athletes and industry pioneers into the fold.

Hundreds packed into Seattle’s Bell Harbor Events Center on April 14 to welcome eight new Hall of Famers, while concurrently celebrating K2’s 50th year of ski-gear innovation. It was a fitting nod to the sport's history and future—a recognition of how far we’ve come and a celebration the people who helped pave the way.

Congrats to the inductees:

Vonn Pays IRS $1.7M

Vonn Pays IRS $1.7M
Lindsey Vonn...Greatest Racer Ever? feat
Even superstars have to pay Uncle Sam.

Seems like Lindsey Vonn sets records every time she clicks in her skis. But when it comes to keeping records of, say, her income and taxes, well, not so much.

Lindsey Vonn Forgot to Pay $1.7 Million in Taxes

Lindsey Vonn celebrates her World Cup victories in 2010
Lindsey Vonn celebrates her World Cup victories in 2010
Upon learning of her delinquency with the IRS, the Olympic and four-time overall World Cup champ cut a check for the full amount and chalked it up to a life lesson.

April is a busy time for Lindsey Vonn, what with all the trophy polishing she has to cram into her short off-season schedule. So it's hardly surprising that back in 2010—arguably the biggest and busiest of her career so far, when she won two Olympic medals, three World Cup titles and an ESPY for Best Female Athlete of the Year—she let a little thing like her federal taxes slip between the cracks.

When One Gondola Isn't Enough, Vail Builds Another

When One Gondola Isn't Enough, Vail Builds Another
Vail Gondola
Vail is replacing its Vista Bahn Express Lift with a new ten-passenger gondola. In preparation for its 50th anniversary, Vail will begin construction on April 16 and expects the gondola to be ready for the start of next season.

As the season ends Vail Resorts will begin constructing on new gondola connecting Vail Village to Mid Vail. With a ride time of only 7.5 minutes, the gondola is said to be the fastest is the world. The French-designed cabins boast heated seats, Wi-Fi access and room for ten passengers.
Read the full press release from our friends at Skiing Business:

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