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Forest at famed Idaho ski area facing wildfires, insects

The forest in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders and pathogens. The U.S. Forest Service is starting an environmental analysis to find ways to improve the forest’s health at Sun Valley Resort’s Bald Mountain ski area, a huge economic driver for the region heavily dependent on tourism.

Ski expansion fight over, old-growth hike gains appreciation

After about 74 acres of land were cleared for new ski runs that opened in December, the Lands Council’s Old Growth Hike shifted focus from advocating against the expansion to appreciating the old-growth forest that remains.

Bill Jennings: Don’t give up on winter yet

A friend of mine just returned from a mountain-hopping trip through the Colorado Rockies. He had quite an adventure and the skiing and riding there is of an epic scale. But there’s a catch. The epic mountains attract so much attention from Colorado’s exploding urban population that getting there and back is as stressful as a daily commute.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G title but ‘never thought’ she could

Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her first globe in a speed event and 10th overall. Dominik Paris secured the men’s title by winning the season-ending race at the World Cup Finals. Both racers won super-G titles at the world championships five weeks ago but had not won the season-long World Cup prize in the discipline before.

Henrik Kristoffersen beats Rasmus Windingstad for Norwegian 1-2 in giant slalom

Henrik Kristoffersen continued his strong form in giant slalom on Saturday, winning the penultimate men’s World Cup race of the season. The world champion held on to his first-run lead to beat Rasmus Windingstad by 0.24 seconds for a Norwegian 1-2 finish. Overall champion Marcel Hirscher was sixth. The Austrian leads Pinturault by 485 points in the overall standings with 500 points still up for grabs.

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches record 15th World Cup victory this season

Mikaela Shiffrin won a women’s World Cup slalom on Saturday for a record 15th victory of the season. No other skier, male or female, has won more than 14 races in a single campaign in the 53-year history of the World Cup. Shiffrin built on her first-run lead to beat Wendy Holdener of Switzerland by 0.85 seconds. Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova was more than two seconds behind in third.