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Beijing: 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic

Jul. 15, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — With the postponed Summer Olympics set to open in Tokyo next week, Beijing has made moves to show its preparations for the Winter Games are well on track for February despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists taken on a tour...

New Zealand records warmest-ever June as ski fields struggle

Jul. 05, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has recorded its warmest June since recordkeeping began, as ski fields struggle to open and experts predict shorter southern winters in the future. A range of factors led to the record, including more winds coming from the...

A-Basin’s new via ferrata course offers unique experience

Jul. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

DILLON, Colo. (AP) — Steve and Anna Clendenen of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, had scaled five via ferrata courses before taking on Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s new East Wall climb recently. The Clendenens were in for the highest-elevation via ferrata — Italian for...

'Can’t miss him more:' Shiffrin reflects on her late father

Jun. 19, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin’s tentative plans on Father’s Day: Dinner with family. Perhaps a board game or a movie. Definitely some Jimmy Buffet or Paul Simon music. Because that’s the sort of celebration Jeff Shiffrin would’ve wanted. Rarely a day goes...

CCV won't require COVID vaccination; World Cup ski returning

Jun. 18, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Community College of Vermont will not be requiring most of its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall, but it will be encouraging students and staff to get vaccinated. The announcement by the nonresidential college runs counter...

Guard member to get heroism medal for skiers' rescue

Jun. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday will award the Soldier's Medal to a Vermont National Guard member who risked his life in rescuing two lost and injured skiers in Stowe last year. Sgt. First Class Dustin Dearborn, who was assigned to the Army Mountain...

Utah ski resorts experienced record numbers despite pandemic

Jun. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah ski resorts set a record for visitors this past winter despite coronavirus-related restrictions and a below average snowfall, according to industry data released Tuesday. A news release from Ski Utah shows the 5.3 million skier days marked a...

Refugee team of 29 athletes picked for Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 08, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The refugee team for the Tokyo Olympics will have 29 athletes competing in 12 sports, including a medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games who left Iran citing institutional sexism. The team selected by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday was...

Psychology helps Wyoming winter athletes in off season

Jun. 05, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Big mountain freeskier Caite Zeliff is ditching her ski boots for a paragliding saddle, but her sports psychologist isn’t exactly thrilled. In fact, many health experts warn pro athletes may turn to summer sports like mountain biking (or...

Working through grief to become world’s oldest heli-skier

Jun. 05, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a crisp, clear, blue-sky day this past April, a helicopter belonging to Powderbird Helicopter Skiing dropped Junior Bounous atop the American Fork Twin Peaks, at 11,489 feet the highest point on the Little Cottonwood Canyon ridge. When he set...