Stories tagged: skiing
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash
Lindsey Vonn has avoided more serious injury after falling during World Cup downhill training. The American, who returned this month from nearly a year out with knee and arm injuries, …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Poetry in motion: Sofia Goggia skis with a literary soul
She celebrates like Alberto Tomba and quotes 19th century poets on Facebook. Italian skier Sofia Goggia has been one of the biggest surprises on the World Cup circuit this season …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mapping the brilliant career of ‘the Michelangelo of snow’
When skiers dismount the Swift Current chairlift at Montana’s Big Sky resort, they encounter – lodged deep into the snow – a placard bearing a panoramic view of Lone Peak …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Skier dies after found unresponsive on slope at Stevens Pass
Officials say a 55-year-old man who was skiing at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort has died.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Critter tracks read like story in the snow
Early Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, Rich Landers contemplated several options for making the best of the day outdoors.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Cascades ski patrol has been rescuing people since 1970s
About a decade ago in British Columbia, on Dylan Currie’s very first day of backcountry skiing, another group of skiers set off an avalanche from above that partially buried one …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Cowboys on ice pull skiers with horses
While skijoring behind dogs is becoming more popular in cross-country skiing venues, getting towed around an oval track, through slalom gates and over jumps by a spirited horse takes the …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
‘Blood, sweat and tears’: Lindsey Vonn back on top with downhill win
Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm. The American edged defending overall World Cup champion …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Italian skier Dominik Paris masters tricky Streif course for 2nd win
Dominik Paris mastered a tricky World Cup downhill on the Streif on Saturday, becoming the third Italian winner of the classic race in five years. On a sun-soaked but bumpy …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Matthias Mayer beats Christof Innerhofer, Beat Feuz to win super-G in Kitzbuehel
Matthias Mayer gave the host country a winning start to the traditional Hahnenkamm races by taking Friday’s super-G. Under crisp blue skies, the Olympic downhill champion beat Christof Innerhofer of …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Peak Experiences on the Powder Highway
If you want to explore the famed Powder Highway of British Columbia, these three resorts – Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Whitewater – offer some of the best experiences you can …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Bill Jennings: The physics and mathematics of skiing
Math is really hard work for me, but I’ve always enjoyed physics. Some physicists who write have a knack for making the complex simple to help you understand their universe, …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Heavy snow forces cancellation of men’s downhill at Wengen
The World Cup men’s circuit lost one of its defining races Saturday when heavy snowfall forced the classic Lauberhorn downhill to be canceled. Organizers said racing in Switzerland’s signature ski …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn’s WCup comeback race delayed due to snowfall
Lindsey Vonn’s return to World Cup skiing has been delayed for at least a day after snowfall forced the cancellation of downhill training and the race itself on Saturday. Organizers …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
With Lindsey Vonn returning, Ilka Stuhec looks forward to downhill fight
Lindsey Vonn’s main rival for the World Cup downhill title is happy to see the American standout finally returning to the start gates.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Outpeople: Alice Busch guides special needs students on the slopes
If you frequent Mount Spokane’s Ski and Snowboard Park during the winter ski season, it’s hard not to notice the folks in the lime green jackets. They’re the people you …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Returning from hip surgery, Julia Mancuso has new balance
Returning to World Cup skiing after 22 months, Julia Mancuso has found a new balance in her life. And it’s not just the surgically repaired right hip the 2006 Olympic …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Niels Hintermann wins snowy World Cup combined event
Swiss skier Niels Hintermann won a World Cup Alpine combined race beset by heavy snowfall on Friday. Twenty-third in the morning slalom, the 21-year-old Hintermann completed his downhill run as …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Color coding works on the ski hill too
My mind wandered on the chairlift. I thought about to-dos that have to wait until tomorrow—or about how to get away for the next storm on the horizon.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Powder City: South Hill bluff skiers plunge into rare opportunity
While some people were shoveling the relentless snowfall in Spokane earlier this week, others were playing in it. This week, Spokane is Powder City.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Winter camping basics to help enjoy snow-covered landsacpes
Although snow camping draws on many of the same skills and knowledge as regular backpacking, venturing out for an overnight in the winter comes with some added challenges. Navigation, nutrition …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
With Lindsey Vonn set to return, Mikaela Shiffrin happy to leave limelight
With Lindsey Vonn’s return to the World Cup looming, Mikaela Shiffrin is looking forward to leaving the limelight to her American teammate.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn recovers from nerve damage in broken right arm to race
Lindsey Vonn struggled with nerve damage so severe she couldn’t move her fingers soon after surgery to fix her broken right arm. On her Facebook page, the four-time overall World …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Skiing is fascinating sport but it’s not for everyone
If there is a specific gene that makes someone want to travel to the very top of a snow-covered mountain in the middle of winter, strap waxed boards to their …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Frida Hansdotter beats Nina Loeseth to win World Cup slalom in Austria
Frida Hansdotter of Sweden held on to a commanding first-run lead to win a women’s World Cup night slalom on Tuesday. Hansdotter lost almost four tenths of her advantage but …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Tessa Worley wins World Cup GS after Mikaela Shiffrin loses 1st-run lead
Tessa Worley of France won her third women’s World Cup giant slalom of the season on Saturday after Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States failed to hold on to a …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Alexis Pinturault edges Marcel Hirscher to win World Cup giant slalom duel
In a race peppered with World Cup history, Alexis Pinturault held off hard-charging Marcel Hirscher to win Switzerland’s classic giant slalom on Saturday. Pinturault won a pulsating duel by just …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Avalanche kills Kalispell skier in Glacier National Park
Authorities say a Kalispell man has died from injuries sustained in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Glacier National Park.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Stubborn skier: Washington man skis each month for 23 years
Danny Miller isn’t the smoothest skier. He bounces up and down on the slopes, popping his head up every so often like a prairie dog in his search for fresh …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Woman dies skiing out-of-bounds at Crystal Mountain
The ski patrol at Crystal Mountain says it found a woman’s body after she was killed in an avalanche while back-country skiing outside the resort.