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Arizona Snowbowl ski resort planning to stay open into May

Apr. 21, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The ski season isn't over yet, at least not for the Arizona Snowbowl north of Flagstaff. Resort officials say they're planning to remain open into next month, which would tie the longest season in its history. The ski resort plans to operate April 26-28 and May 3-5, and operators...

Pro freeskier Dave Treadway dies in backcountry accident

Apr. 17, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PEMBERTON, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian professional freeskier Dave Treadway has died in a backcountry accident north of Whistler. He was 34. A statement on Treadway's website said he died Monday near Rhododendron Mountain, not far from his Pemberton-area home. Pemberton Search and Rescue confirmed it...

4 skiers cited for violating Grand Teton park closure

Apr. 17, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Four skiers have been cited for ducking under a boundary rope and entering an area of Grand Teton National Park that had been closed because of avalanche danger in February. Two of the skiers became lost and had to be rescued. According to a news release from the National Park Service,...

Andrew Weibrecht inducted into Ski Hall of Fame

Apr. 16, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly a year after he retired from the U.S. Ski team, Andrew Weibrecht's resume is complete. The two-time Olympic medalist from Lake Placid and Bode Miller were among eight people inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday night. Others inducted...

94-year-old blind veteran goes downhill skiing in Colorado

Apr. 13, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran who's legally blind is not one to back away from a challenge. Warren Heyer, a Navy veteran from Sioux Falls, recently went downhill skiing at a special winter sports clinic in Colorado. "I'm the type of guy who's inquisitive about everything,"...

New Reno school named after youth ski program co-founder

Apr. 10, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The newest middle school in Reno is being named after a former teacher, journalist and world-class athlete who helped start a youth ski program in 1948 that's become the largest of its kind in the country. The Washoe County School Board voted Tuesday to name the school in the Arrowcreek...

Wyoming resort see record skier days

Apr. 10, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in northwest Wyoming is reporting its busiest season ever. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the resort recorded 715,100 skier days, which counts when people scan a ticket or season pass on their first run of the day. The total was an increase...

High March temperatures shortened Alaska's winter weather

Apr. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Unusually high March temperatures lopped weeks off Alaska's long winter and reflect a warming climate trend, state climate experts say. March is normally reliable for dog mushing and cross-country skiing. However, extreme warmth melted snow and made ice on waterways hazardous for...

World Pro Ski Tour's 3rd season draws to a close in Maine

Mar. 30, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — The final event of the World Pro Ski Tour season is being held at Maine's Sunday River. Skiers from Maine to California have participated in three previous events in Colorado and New Hampshire before the finale on Saturday in Maine. This is the World Pro Ski Tour's third season. The...

Skiing bonds Shiffrin, Paralympian who overcame cancer

Mar. 28, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

Ten years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin visited a friend and fellow ski racer in the hospital who was diagnosed with cancer. Thomas Walsh could barely sit up or eat and later had parts of his pelvis and lung removed due to the tumors. Shiffrin grew up skiing with Walsh, the two sharing a similar instructor in Shiffrin's...