February 23, 2010
Introducing a ski competition that doesn’t involve gold medals, spandex, body armor, or sixty 60-foot cliff drops—it’s a comp for the rest of us and requires only punctuality.
February 22, 2010
Every season has a tipping point. The moment when, suddenly, the mountain is filled in, the snow is deep, and the rocks and stumps vanish under a cold white blanket. This moment happened for me last Friday, the first day of an epic three-day binge of low visibility, constant snowfall, soft turns, and backcountry hikes.
February 18, 2010
Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso made history yesterday when they claimed the gold and silver in the ladies downhill. We were there while they toasted glasses of champagne and celebrated with friends and family.
February 17, 2010
How does the best skier in the world prepare for today's Olympic downhill race? If you're Lindsey Vonn, you bake banana bread and shave your little brother's head. And your family gets together for a regular, 'ol Midwestern party—minus the karaoke and cheese curds.
February 15, 2010
One girl's a media darling with a banged up shin and a medley of World Cup victories. The other is a Victoria's Secret-style vixen with a bad back and a gold medal. Ski racer Lindsey Vonn wants what Julia Mancuso's already got: an Olympic gold. You can watch them go head to head during Wednesday's Olympic downhill in Whistler.
February 14, 2010
Remember the infamous words of Bode Miller from Turin, "I got to party and socialize at an Olympic level"? Well, he was right. Here's a guide to party-hopping Olympic-style.
February 14, 2010
It’s official: the biggest story at the Olympics is Lindsey Vonn’s shin. It has received more coverage than the nations of Latvia, Montenegro, Moldova, and San Marino. But here's what it, and the rest of the media, isn't telling you.
February 10, 2010
This week's massive storm on the East Coast nailed Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. with several feet of snow. One lucky guy even got some powder skiing on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Here's a video.
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