Stories tagged: skiing
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.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Silver Mountain celebrates its history with ‘Jackass Day’
In 1885, prospector Noah Kellogg’s donkey stumbled upon a silver vein that became the Bunker Hill mine, an institution that defined the Silver Valley for a century. Today a sign …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
U.S. ski team: Lindsey Vonn could return to World Cup next week
Lindsey Vonn could make her World Cup return in Austria next week, two months after undergoing surgery on a broken arm. The Alpine director of the U.S. ski team, Patrick …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Ski areas forced to close due to record-low temperatures
Three ski areas in western Montana have unexpectedly closed due to extreme cold and wind.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Ted Ligety finds a new way to win – by sponsoring his rivals
Slowed by injuries, skier Ted Ligety is finding a new way to win. By sponsoring some of his biggest rivals. Ten years after founding Shred – the ski helmet, eyewear …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
U.S. coach: Bode Miller aiming to race next season at age 40
Bode Miller is still planning on racing again. Just probably not this season. U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick said that Miller told him he no longer plans on …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Pinturault matches Killy’s French record with 18th WCup win
Alexis Pinturault won an Alpine combined race Thursday to match Jean-Claude Killy for the French record with his 18th World Cup victory. Pinturault edged overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin wins slalom for 3rd World Cup win in 3 days
For once, even Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t believe what she had achieved. The American reacted by holding her right hand to her mouth in surprise after a spectacular …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships
A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Area ski hills make it easy to stick to resolution
According to the calendar, winter is barely a week old. Already we’ve had a full measure of ice, snow and bitter cold. Unlike the past few winters, this one is …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin beats Tessa Worley for 2nd career GS win
A few days after Mikaela Shiffrin spent Christmas at Manuela Moelgg’s home in Italy and trained with her, the American and the Italian finished 1-3 in a women’s World Cup …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
3 for 3: Kjetil Jansrud extends perfect start to season in super-G
Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud extended his perfect start to the season in super-G, winning a World Cup race by a comfortable margin Tuesday. Jansrud became only the second man to …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Spout Springs ski area closes citing snowmobile issues
WINTERSPORTS – The owner of an Oregon ski area says he won’t open this season because of concerns about snowmobiles creating an unsafe environment in his parking lot. Spout Springs …