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Shiffrin Misses 6th Chance
at Medal, Sends a Message
Feb 20, 2022 6:01 AM CST
Shiffrin Misses 6th Chance at Medal, Sends a Message
American skier speaks of resilience and kindness
- Mikaela Shiffrin competed in her sixth event on Sunday—a rarity in itself—but she missed out on her final chance to earn an Olympic medal in Beijing when Team USA finished fourth in the mixed parallel slalom. The 26-year-old, one of the world's top skiers, didn't shy...
Eileen Gu Wins Gold,
Feb 17, 2022 11:14 PM CST
Eileen Gu Wins Gold, Makes History
The skier won women's halfpipe
- Even when Eileen Gu’s simply taking a celebratory stroll through the halfpipe, she’s still so stylish and makes it look so effortless. The 18-year-old American-born freestyle skier who represents China captured Olympic gold in the women’s halfpipe on a breezy and cold Friday morning to become the...
He Had Gold in His Sights After
COVID. Then a 'Silly Mistake'
Feb 16, 2022 11:49 AM CST
He Had Gold in His Sights After COVID. Then a 'Silly Mistake'
Wrong turn likely cost Jarl Magnus Riiber a medal in Nordic combined
- Expectations were high for Jarl Magnus Riiber going into the Winter Olympics. "He's probably going to go down as the best Nordic combined skier ever," NBC analyst Johnny Spillane said, per the
Wall Street Journal
. "If he has a good day, he's pretty much unstoppable....
Feb 2, 2022 1:31 PM CST
This Olympian Will Represent His Country Alone
Arif Khan, 31, is sole athlete from India
- The US is sending 222 athletes to the 2022 Winter Olympics. India is sending just one. NPR reports 31-year-old skier Arif Khan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday and is scheduled to compete in the slalom and giant slalom events later this week. As long as he manages to stay COVID-free,...
China Loves This Olympian.
America Has Mixed Feelings
Feb 1, 2022 12:17 PM CST
China Loves This Olympian. America Has Mixed Feelings
18-year-old Eileen Gu, born and raised in US, will compete for China as its best chance for gold
- Eileen Gu "is, without debate, the most dominant woman in freeskiing," per ESPN . The 18-year-old San Francisco native is therefore the favorite to win gold in big air, halfpipe, and slopestyle freestyle skiing events at the Beijing Olympics. But if she does, those medals won't be counted...
Skier May Face Manslaughter
Charges After Deadly Collision
Jan 18, 2022 3:16 AM CST
Skier May Face Manslaughter Charges After Deadly Collision
Girl, 5, killed when man crashed into her on the slopes
- A skier is being held on suspicion of manslaughter after a collision in the French Alps on Saturday that left a 5-year-old dead. The British girl was taking a ski lesson on an easy-level ski run in clear weather, Yahoo News reports. She was last in line behind the instructor...
They Skied, Rappeled
Down 'Death Slabs'
for a Half Dome First
Mar 1, 2021 11:35 AM CST
They Skied, Rappeled Down 'Death Slabs' for a Half Dome First
Jason Torlano, Zach Milligan seem to be first ones to ski entire 4.8K feet from peak to Yosemite Valley
- Two skiers navigated a thin layer of snow with no margin for error down the precipitous shoulder of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and alternately skied and rappelled back to the valley floor in an unusually daring feat, per the AP . Jason Torlano, 45, and Zach Milligan, 40, completed...
Infected Tourist Blamed
After Top Ski Race Axed
Jan 13, 2021 3:01 PM CST
Infected Tourist Blamed After Top Ski Race Axed
Visitor linked to 27 cases in Swiss resort
- Switzerland's most prestigious ski race has been canceled, and authorities are blaming a British tourist. The Lauberhorn, the longest World Cup downhill race, was called off after a spike in COVID-19 cases, reports Reuters . Authorities in the resort of Wengen say only 10 COVID cases were detected up until...
The Latest Coronavirus
Puzzle: Ski Resorts
Mar 14, 2020 5:15 PM CDT
The Latest Coronavirus Puzzle: Ski Resorts
Meanwhile, Miami Beach and Georgia make changes to prevent infection
- Ski resorts in the US are grappling with how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as most planned to stay open as ski season nears an end, the AP reports. Some resorts are closing enclosed gondolas or aerial trams while others are encouraging skiers to ride lifts with...
Jan 9, 2020 6:00 PM CST
Searchers Find Another Body After Avalanche
After death toll rises to 3, Idaho resort says all skiers are accounted for
- Search-and-rescue teams thought they'd accounted for everyone who was skiing when an avalanche hit a resort in Idaho on Tuesday. But Silver Mountain Resort got a call Wednesday morning saying a family hadn't heard from relative who was there, NBC reports. The search resumed, and on Thursday, crews...
Creator Jenji Kohan's
Son Dies on Family Ski Trip
Jan 2, 2020 7:42 AM CST
Creator Jenji Kohan's Son Dies on Family Ski Trip
Charlie Noxon, 20, was with his dad and 2 siblings in Park City, Utah
- A New Year's Eve ski run ended tragically for the son of Jenji Kohan, the creator of
Orange Is the New Black
. TMZ reports that, per law enforcement officials, 20-year-old Charlie Noxon fell while skiing Tuesday in Park City, Utah, and was pronounced dead after being taken...
Met an 'Unreal' Fate
Sep 23, 2019 7:42 AM CDT
He Conquered Peaks Worldwide, Met an 'Unreal' Fate
Davo Karnicar, first to fully ski down Mount Everest nonstop, is killed in tree-cutting mishap
- In 1995, Davo Karnicar became the first person to successfully ski down Nepal's Annapurna from the top, the lead-in to a more high-profile descent he'd complete five years later: He became the first person to ski nonstop from the summit of Mount Everest to base camp. He went...
Suspected 'Ski Rage' Incident
Puts Hole in Teen's Skull
May 23, 2019 8:39 AM CDT
Suspected 'Ski Rage' Incident Puts Hole in Teen's Skull
Father, Mounties appeal for witnesses
- A father—and the Mounties—are trying to find witnesses to a suspected "ski rage" attack that left a teenager with a bullet-sized hole in his skull. Father David Keir says his son Max, 13, swerved to avoid a man in a yellow ski jacket while at Grouse Mountain...
Pro Skier Falls
to His Death
Apr 18, 2019 12:40 PM CDT
Pro Skier Falls to His Death in Crevasse
Dave Treadway had 2 kids and another on the way
- "Don't let a bit of warm weather trick you into hanging up your skis … The snow's great up high right now," Canadian professional skier Dave Treadway wrote in an April 4 Instagram post . Less than two weeks later, the 34-year-old died doing what he loved....
Doctor Convicted of
'Ski Rage' Attack on Boy, 12
Apr 4, 2019 10:40 AM CDT
Doctor Convicted of 'Ski Rage' Attack on Boy, 12
Dr. Samuel Caruthers' attorney is looking for the verdict to be overturned
- On Valentine's Day in 2016, a 12-year-old boy on a snowboard ran into a 10-year-old boy on the bunny slope at New Jersey's Mountain Creek ski resort. The 10-year-old's father didn't take it well—and on Wednesday, he was convicted on a host of charges in...
You May Never
Have Heard of
Mar 22, 2019 12:08 PM CDT
You May Never Have Heard of Ski Slopes' 'Silent Killer'
Tree wells kill about as many people as avalanches every year
- You know that trees can be deadly for skiers and snowboarders if they lose control and slam into the trunk. But what you may not know is that the innocent-looking depression in the snow that appears around the base of a tree after a lot of snow falls is, in...
I Wasn't the One
Who Caused Ski Crash
Feb 20, 2019 11:05 AM CST
Gwyneth Paltrow: I Wasn't the One Who Caused Ski Crash
Actress countersues, says her accuser is actually the one who crashed into her
- Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one who plowed into her from behind, the AP reports. Paltrow's attorney alleges in a counterclaim filed in court Wednesday that the actress suffered a full "...
Vonn Gets Her Last
on the Slopes
Feb 10, 2019 7:39 AM CST
Vonn Gets Her Last 'Perfect Day' on the Slopes
American takes bronze in the final race of her career
- One last comeback complete. One last medal. Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill in Are, Sweden on Sunday in the final race of her career. "I laid it all on the line. That's all...
Get Paid to Ski—but
Only If You're 'Mediocre'
Feb 7, 2019 11:10 AM CST
Get Paid to Ski—but Only If You're 'Mediocre'
Sportswear company has a dream job listing
- If you love to ski but you're not all that excellent at it, pay attention: Sportswear company Tenson is looking for you. The company advertised two positions testing out its ski gear, but it doesn't want expert skiers doing the job. No, it wants "two truly enthusiastic...
Lindsey Vonn Crashes
in 2nd-to-Last Race of Career
Feb 5, 2019 10:20 AM CST
Lindsey Vonn Crashes in 2nd-to-Last Race of Career
But American skier appears to be OK, is scheduled to compete for final time on Sunday
- Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships in Sweden on Tuesday, straddling a gate midair and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. "Everyone was screaming as she crashed jumping through...
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