March 1, 2010
After two weeks of heated competition, foggy weather, and some surprising victories, the Vancouver Winter Olympics are officially over. Here's a gallery of images to wrap up the Games, showcasing everything from powder skiing at Whistler to Julia Mancuso in action to behind-the-scenes with Bode Miller.
February 28, 2010
With over 33 feet of snow a year on more than 8000 acres, Whistler Blackcomb's avy forecast team is hard at work keeping every skier safe. The four forecasters are part of the larger ski patrol staff that services both mountains. With over 400 avalanche paths and a 300 person patrol, this is the largest avalanche control program in North America.
February 25, 2010
On Wednesday, Whistler-based ski photographer Blake Jorgenson celebrated the release of his new book, called Blake Jorgenson Photography: Whistler British Columbia 1999-2009, at the Westin Hotel in Whistler village. The coffee table book features scenic mountain vistas and action shots of some of the world's best freeskiers and mountain bikers. Here are few shots from the book.
February 22, 2010
With pink hair, a blinding smile, and a silver medal in moguls from the 2002 Olympics, Shannon Bahrke stood out in a crowd before the five-ring circus in Vancouver kicked off. Now she’s won a bronze medal and made multiple appearances on the Today show, finishing her last Olympics as one of America’s darlings. By Olivia Dwyer
February 19, 2010
Weibrecht, a first-time Olympian from Lake Placid, New York, shocked everyone by winning bronze in today’s super G (Bode got silver). Skiing's online intern grew up with Weibrecht—and used Facebook to track him down for an interview last week.
February 13, 2010
It's not too late: There's vacancy, good eats, a bunch of snow in the forecast, and one hell of a party. It's being spoiled on people who may not even be there for the skiing. Follow this simple guide and make it happen this week.
February 9, 2010
Couldn't throw down for a ticket to Vancouver? Now you can ski Whistler virtually from your laptop, courtesy of Google's street-view snowmobile
February 1, 2010
Get ready to hear the name Patrick Deneen a lot around the middle of February, because the Washington state-based mogul skier is gearing up to dominate at the Vancouver Olympics. Heather Hansman talked to him about heated rivalries, getting hated on by the judges, and his least favorite Olympic sport.