Stories tagged: skiing
Fri., March 16, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Spring corn available for duration of season
Just in case no one had warned you, be aware that today marks the Ides of March. “Beware the Ides of March” were words of caution offered by a soothsayer …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Sofia Goggia takes the downhill title and Lindsey Vonn takes the win
Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn each have something to celebrate when their season-long rivalry in downhill concludes. Goggia followed up her Olympic downhill gold by claiming the season-long World Cup …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Boyne to assume outright ownership of 6 ski resorts, including The Summit at Snoqualmie
Michigan-based Boyne Resorts has reached an agreement to assume ownership of six ski resorts that it’s operating under long-term lease agreements. The deal includes covers Brighton Resort near Salt Lake …
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Beware of tree wells, a silent killer on the slopes
Getting caught in an avalanche is a terrifying way to get killed while skiing or riding. But it’s more likely you could meet your demise from a threat less spectacular.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
Snowboarder, skier die on Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor
A snowboarder and skier died on Mt. Bachelor in separate incidents on the same day after each fell into holes at the base of trees and were covered by snow, …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is over
Lindsey Vonn has said repeatedly that these would be the last Winter Games of her career. Her U.S. teammate – and heir apparent – Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Epic storm provides bounty of powder at Lookout
A skiing and riding season is ultimately remembered by its epic snowstorms. Such an occasion occurred over the course of last weekend.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 12:56 p.m.
Head to Red: Red Mountain Resort a haven for rustic skiing
If you hate corporate ski playgrounds, you just might love Red Mountain Resort.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
Success never stopped for Washington’s Phil Mahre, Steve Mahre after 1984 Olympic skiing triumph
Twin brothers finishing 1-2 in an Olympic skiing event, one hour after the gold-medal winner’s wife delivered the couple’s first son a continent away? It would have seemed far too …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Explore three great small resorts in Western Montana
One snowy day long ago, the explorers Lewis and Clark got lost as they trekked through the mountains of Montana.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Tied for 6th, Lindsey Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier
Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G. She …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m.
Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins surprise Olympic Alpine ski title
Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run to take the Olympic super-G title. A mistake cost Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium. Ledecka also is a …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Patrollers wanted at Mount Spokane
For 80 years, the Mount Spokane Ski Patrol (MSSP) has fielded a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping the mountain safe.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:38 p.m.
Frida Hansdotter wins Olympic slalom title; Mikaela Shiffrin finishes 4th
Frida Hansdotter held off the conservative-skiing Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold
American standout Mikaela Shiffrin has won the giant slalom to earn her second career Olympic gold medal. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway earned silver and Federica Brignone of Italy earned the …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
Aksel Lund Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine winner
Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men’s downhill at the Pyeongchang Games. The 35-year-old Norwegian was 0.12 seconds faster than teammate …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
U.S. Alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin rested, ready for Olympics
Mikaela Shiffrin’s schedule at the Pyeongchang Olympics remains in flux two days before the U.S. Alpine skiing star’s first race.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:50 p.m.
Kirkland skier dies after hitting tree at Mission Ridge
Authorities say a 25-year-old Kirkland man was fatally injured when he hit a tree while skiing at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8 p.m.
Decades of injury-free skiing come to end for 49 Degrees North patrol director in nasty accident
Karma finally caught up with Gary Deaver. After 57 injury-free years of booming down the slopes Deaver’s luck ran out. All at once.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Contemplating a local Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is a small mountain town in one of the most remote areas of the country.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin represent Alpine’s best past, present, future
Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:08 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn edges Sofia Goggia for 80th World Cup victory
Lindsey Vonn edged Italian rival Sofia Goggia by two hundredths of a second in a women’s World Cup downhill Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for her 80th career victory. Cornelia Huetter …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Human factor only controllable Avalanche hazard
Avalanches within ski area boundaries are rare. Ski patrols control the risk of a slide with vigilance and explosives. One such avalanche occurred in-bounds at Schweitzer last Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:32 p.m.
Switzerland’s Beat Feuz wins final men’s World Cup downhill before Olympics
Beat Feuz won the last men’s World Cup downhill race before the Olympics to underline his status as a gold-medal favorite. The world champion completed the 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) Kandahar course …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 4:53 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene native who appeared in three Warren Miller films recalls ski icon
Dan Herby, who was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, skied in three Warren Miller movies in the 1980s. He remembers the iconic film producer days after Miller’s death.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: A little care and prevention take take your skis a long way
With the best skiing and riding still ahead of us now is the time to show your gear some serious love.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:22 a.m.
Wendy Holdener overturns Lindsey Vonn’s lead to win World Cup combined
Wendy Holdener of Switzerland has won a World Cup combined race and set herself up as the favorite for next month’s Olympic gold medal. First-run leader Lindsey Vonn led Holdener …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93
Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Legendary filmmaker and ski icon Warren Miller dies
Warren A. Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to the thrills and freedom of skiing and outdoor adventures, passed awayat the age of 93 on Wednesday evening, …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Attention skiers: NASA wants you to head to the mountains
America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.