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An Olympic-Worthy Opening at Double H Ranch

Pro skier and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht skied with campers at Double H Ranch’s Adaptive Winter Sports Program.

Campers at Double H Ranch’s Adaptive Winter Sports Program got a special treat for opening day—a visit from Olympic skier Andrew Weibrecht.

Weibrecht, a two-time Olympic medalist and World Cup Skier, was on his way home to Lake Placid, New York, when he stopped at Paul Newman’s Double H Ranch in January.

Explore Lake Placid, NY

With the highest vert in the East, Whiteface rocks. But in and around the home of two Winter Olympics, there’s a lot more than skiing to keep you entertained.

Serious G’s » Lake Placid Bobsled Experience

WHY GO » And you thought skiing was an adrenaline rush. Try flying through banked turns at freeway speeds. A professional driver and brakeman are provided. All you have to do is strap on your helmet and hold tight for a thrilling half-mile. whiteface.com/activities/bobsled-experience

Partially Sighted, Wicked Fast

Partially Sighted, Wicked Fast
Staci Mannella
What it’s like to be a visually impaired Paralympic ski racer.

Meet Staci Mannella, a partially sighted ski racer. The subject of a new TV show airing on the East Coast this season, the New Jersey native fought—with the help of her guide, Kim Seevers—onto the U.S. Paralympics National Alpine Team. This is her story. Stay tuned for more segments and the full length documentary on our site.

In World Cup Freestyle Moguls, it's Vermont vs. Montreal

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Hannah Kearney | Deer Valley
Justine Dufour-Lapointe (left) and Hannah Kearney compete in the dual moguls final at Deer Valley. (Photo: U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association)
Nipped at last week's World Championships, retiring Kearney battles gold-medalist Justine and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters.

Eastern skiers get one last chance to see an Eastern skiing legend in competition this weekend when the Freestyle World Cup makes a stop in Lake Placid.

Mogulist Hannah Kearney of Norwich, Vt., owner of a record eight World Championship medals and an Olympic gold, recently announced that she’ll retire from competitive skiing at the end of the season.

Newbies Score Gear, Lift Deals During January

It's National Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month, and Vermont resorts lead the way with enticing discounts for newbies.

Got a friend who needs to learn how to ski? A spouse or significant other? A friend of your kid’s? Maybe it’s up to you to turn them on to the sport you love, and there’s no better time than January, National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Ode to Hunter Mountain

Ode to Hunter Mountain
Ode to Hunter Mountain
It’s a wonder we didn’t end up with serious injuries to our wool-hat-clad heads.

Hunter Mountain, N.Y., isn’t where I actually learned to ski. But Hunter is indeed where I learned to ski. Chasing my older brother down icy black diamonds like Hell Gate and Minya Konka, yard-saling big-time on the double blacks at Hunter West—Westway, under the liftline, even. No matter how hard I skied—or rather how hard I bit it—my brother never let me win.

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