Latest Recreational skiing News

Investors race to raise money to close on ski area purchase

Dec. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — The Boston-based group that wants to revive the idled Saddleback ski area needs to line up the $2 million ahead of an approaching deadline. Arctaris Impact Investors agreed to buy ski area from the Berry family in November for $6.5 million. But before the deal closes Dec. 23, the...

Backcountry skier killed in northern Colorado avalanche

Dec. 9, 2019 6:52 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman has died in an avalanche while skiing in northern Colorado, where communities along the Rocky Mountains have seen record or near-record snowfall since September. The unidentified woman from Fort Collins was buried in the powerful slide Sunday, authorities...

Santas hit the slopes in Maine

Dec. 8, 2019 9:42 PM EST

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Kris Kringle is clearly comfortable on the snow. More than 200 fully bedecked Santas took a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to hit the slopes for charity at Sunday River. The ski resort in Maine hosted the 20th annual “Skiing Santas” event on Sunday....

The Latest: Bus, tractor-trailer collide in upstate New York

Dec. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm in the U.S. East (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they...

2 feet of new snow in Sierra, 6 feet in a week above Tahoe

Dec. 2, 2019 1:55 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of new snow has fallen in the Sierra, where more than 6 feet (2 meters) has been recorded the past seven days at the top of some Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, the National Weather Service said Monday. A winter storm warning that was in place most of the...

Study warns helmets don’t offer full protection on slopes

Nov. 28, 2019 8:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For several years now, it has been almost de rigueur for skiers and snowboarders to strap on a helmet amid rising concerns about safety on the slopes. But a new study caution that helmets cannot protect skiers from all head injuries. Two trauma surgeons studied data of seriously...

Nearly 2 feet of snow in Sierra; new storm coming Saturday

Nov. 27, 2019 4:26 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow has fallen in the Sierra and more is in the forecast through the Thanksgiving, but forecasters said Wednesday the worst of the weather appears to have passed, at least for now. A winter storm warning continues through 4 p.m. Thursday in the Lake...

Aspen Skiing says sees success in finding workers

Nov. 25, 2019 10:35 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Aspen Skiing Co. says it has pretty much filled its workforce needs for Colorado’s 2019-20 ski season. The Aspen Daily News reports that filling ski season jobs can be troublesome for many ski resorts in the region and elsewhere. At its winter-season peak, Aspen Skiing will have...

Bankrupt West Virginia ski resort sold at auction

Nov. 21, 2019 4:51 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt West Virginia ski resort has been sold at auction. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Perfect North Slopes Inc. of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, plans to reopen Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Tucker County for the 2020-21 ski season. Perfect North Slopes was the...

Wintry storm brings rain, hail, snow to Southern California

Nov. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days after roasting under record high temperatures, Southern California got a wintry blast Wednesday as a powerful storm brought rain, hail, wind and snow. Wet conditions made for a slippery commute in Los Angeles while heavy flooding stranded drivers in desert areas to the east....