Latest Mountains News

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Dec. 02, 2021 00:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun. “I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.” ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: How North Carolina can prepare for the COVID omicron variant There’s yet another coronavirus variant out there that could pose a new threat. The World Health Organization has...

Wildfire continues to burn at a North Carolina state park

Nov. 30, 2021 19:44 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park had grown to more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) by Tuesday afternoon, twice its size of a day earlier, authoritiess said. Officials said the blaze, which has burned more than 1,050...

Busy Wyoming airport serving parks to close for runway work

Nov. 30, 2021 16:46 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's busiest airport will close for more than two months next year during a $42 million runway reconstruction project. Jackson Hole Airport in the southern end of Grand Teton is the only major U.S. commercial airport surrounded by a national...

2 Southern California ski areas to open despite dry fall

Nov. 30, 2021 16:43 PM EST

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California ski areas will open this week despite dry fall weather. Big Bear Mountain Resorts announced that Friday will be opening day for the general public at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Season pass holders will get an...

Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park burns hundreds of acres

Nov. 29, 2021 18:51 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres. Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning...

Name of ski mountain will no longer include derogatory term

Nov. 29, 2021 13:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ski mountain is set to remove a derogatory term for Native American women from its name — two decades after state law eliminated the slur from names of communities and public landmarks. The leader of a group of investors that's buying Big...

Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 180 acres

Nov. 28, 2021 13:20 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in North Carolina are working to put out a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned 180 acres. The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation Department said the park is closed and likely will be all week. ...

Tribal liaison dives into Minnesota ski area expansion talks

Nov. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota...

Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...