Latest Recreational skiing News

2 children taken from NY foster home found in Alabama

Jan. 20, 2021 10:06 PM EST

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Two young children forcibly taken from their western New York foster home were found Wednesday after authorities tracked a rental car to Alabama and found them on the floor of the backseat, police said. Police Chief Andrew Forsythe of Greece, New York, said a woman who had been in the...

Photographers set their equipment as they are waiting to photograph the moon rising over snow covered mountains, behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Southern California mountains glisten with heavy snow

Dec. 30, 2020 11:32 AM EST

MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s snowcapped mountains glistened early Wednesday under the light of the last full moon of the year following the region’s first significant storm of the winter. Ski and snowboarding areas in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains...

This photo provided by Snow Valley Mountain Resort shows slopes covered with natural and man-made snow at the ski area at Running Springs in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Rain, hail, and snow fell Monday as Southern California saw its first significant storm of the season. Lightning flashed and thunder sounded as the storm front swept across the region in the middle of the night, unleashing downpours followed by bands of rain that were expected to continue through the afternoon. (Snow Valley Mountain Resort via AP)

Southern California mountains coated in snow after storm

Dec. 29, 2020 4:20 PM EST

MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s mountains sported a substantial coat of snow Tuesday after the region’s first significant storm of the winter. Ski and snowboarding areas in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains reported as much as 24 inches (0.61 meter) of new...

Friend: Man killed at Santa Fe ski area was from Phoenix

Dec. 28, 2020 4:36 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities and a friend identified a Ski Santa Fe employee who died after hitting a tree while skiing during his free time over the weekend as a 22-year-old from Phoenix. Bryan Garcia moved to New Mexico and was working in equipment rentals at the ski basin, Sloan Simpson told the...

2 winter storms expected to dump snow in the Cascades

Dec. 28, 2020 1:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders are getting a double dose of good news as 2021 approaches, but those heading over the passes might need a double dose of headache medicine instead. An active weather pattern is moving in this final week of 2020, with two storms set to bring several feet of new snow to...

Administrative worker Sander Edmondson, left, hands a COVID-19 testing kit to a woman at a testing site in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Hospitals in central and Southern California are quickly running out of intensive care unit beds for coronavirus patients and state officials are poised to extend the strictest stay-at-home orders there as conditions worsen before the post-holiday surge hits. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

VIRUS TODAY: Huge study on another COVID vaccine is underway

Dec. 28, 2020 1:06 PM EST

Here’s what’s happening Monday with the pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — A huge study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate is getting underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the nation’s first shots. The candidate made by Novavax Inc. is the...

Meredith Hopkins, right, helps fit ski boots on Makenna Houghton at the ski shop at McIntyre Ski Area, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they're buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered retail sector. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge

Dec. 25, 2020 7:33 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats,...

Backcountry skiers found dead after avalanche

Dec. 20, 2020 1:48 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Two backcountry skiers have been found dead after an avalanche in southwestern Colorado. Crews were working Sunday to recover the bodies of the pair, who were reported missing the night before after heading out for a ski trip north of Silverton known locally as the Battleship, according to...

Bob Schwartz, the director of marketing of the Trapp Family Lodge poses outside the lodge on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Stowe, Vt. Quarantine rules imposed in an attempt to stop the spread of novel coronavirus are affecting business during the normally busy holiday season. He says the rules are frustrating but be understands the need for them. He's looking forward to a time when the pandemic is over. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Winter travel raises more fears of viral spread

Dec. 18, 2020 5:46 PM EST

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge in COVID-19 cases. In the U.S., AAA predicts that about 85 million people will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, most of...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2011 file photo, Colby Wheaton, of Phillips, Maine flies over a jump at Saddleback Mountain  in Rangeley, Maine. Saddleback Mountain is reopening in the middle of a pandemic, but General Manager Andy Shepard believes people are hankering to get outside. The mountain is reopening after a five-year hiatus with revamped lodge, a new chairlift and changes in the lodge aimed at making skiing safer. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal via AP)

Saddleback ski mountain reopens after a 5-year hiatus

Dec. 15, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Saddleback Mountain is reopening to skiing in the middle of a pandemic, but General Manager Andy Shepard sees a silver lining because many people who have been cooped up for months have a hankering to get outdoors The mountain reopened Tuesday after a five-year hiatus with an...