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Skier Is Dead After Freak Chair Lift Accident

New Jersey man dies from asphyxiation in Vail because his coat strangled him

(Newser) - A skier has died in Colorado after getting caught on a chair lift with his coat wrapped around his neck. Jason Varnish, 46, of New Jersey was skiing in Vail Mountain's Blue Sky Basin when he boarded the Skyline Express on Thursday. He asphyxiated when he fell through the... More »

He Conquered Peaks Worldwide, Met an 'Unreal' Fate

Davo Karnicar, first to fully ski down Mount Everest nonstop, is killed in tree-cutting mishap

(Newser) - 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... More »

Athletic Engagement: Olympic Skier to Wed NHL Star

Lindsey Vonn is engaged to New Jersey Devils' PK Subban

(Newser) - Tiger who ? Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has been dating New Jersey Devils star PK Subban since early last year, and now the couple is "taking things to the next level," per People , which confirms they are engaged. Although rumors of a romantic relationship got their jump-start... More »

A Year After Daughter's Death, New Joy for Bode, Morgan Miller

They're expecting identical twin boys after their little girl drowned

(Newser) - "We carry Emmy with us every day. ... Keeping her a part of our family has really made this journey a little bit easier for our family," says Morgan Miller more than a year after the drowning death of her 19-month-old daughter with husband Bode Miller. And now that... More »

You May Never Have Heard of Ski Slopes' 'Silent Killer'

Tree wells kill about as many people as avalanches every year

(Newser) - 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... More »

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

(Newser) - 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... More »

It's an Emotional Day for Lindsey Vonn

The skiing superstar says she may have to hang 'em up

(Newser) - Sunday was hard for Lindsey Vonn: Tears flowed and a tough decision loomed after she failed to finish a super-G race in Cortina, Italy, the AP reports. The winningest female skier in history hung her head after a bobble knocked her off course, and her right leg—which is permanently... More »

Bode Miller's Wife Posts Tragic Pic of Their Baby Girl

19-month-old Emeline Grier died in a drowning accident earlier this year

(Newser) - Two months ago, little Emeline Grier died in a pool accident . Now her mother, Morgan Miller—the wife of former Olympic skier Bode Miller—is making one of Emeline's final moments public with an Instagram photo , reports Fox News . The pic shows Morgan cradling the 19-month-old as she is... More »

The 'Mediocre' Skier Raising Eyebrows at the Olympics

Elizabeth Swaney didn't do any tricks on her halfpipe run, deliberately

(Newser) - On the surface, there's nothing at all ordinary or subpar about a 33-year-old Berkeley and Harvard grad who's competing with the best of the best at the Olympics. Yet Elizabeth Swaney has caused a hubbub in Pyeongchang, after turning in what Digg labels a "hilariously mediocre" ski... More »

World Cup Skier Nearly Taken Out —by Drone

Austrian Marcel Hirscher: 'This can never happen again'

(Newser) - A four-time defending ski champ competing in the World Cup finals in Italy nearly saw his attempt derailed when a camera drone crashed on the slope perilously close to where he was skiing, the BBC reports. Austria's Marcel Hirscher was doing his second run in a slalom race in... More »

After 'Whoomp,' Skier Dies in Alaska

35-year-old perishes in sudden avalanche, companion digs his way out

(Newser) - A backcountry skier in the upper reaches of Alaska died after he was buried in a surprise avalanche in the Rainbow Mountains on Saturday evening, the Alaska Dispatch News reports. Eric Peterson, 35, and his friend, 63-year-old Michael Hopper, had been enjoying their late-afternoon ski when the two heard a... More »

Olympic Skier Stable After Spine Surgery

Maria Komissarova's spinal cord wasn't damaged: coach

(Newser) - After she broke her back , Olympic skier Maria Komissarova of Russia had "successful" surgery, a rep for the Russian Freestyle Federation tells RIA Novosti . Now, she is in stable condition, the Wall Street Journal reports. The good news is that the accident didn't damage her spinal cord, her... More »

Olympic Skier Breaks Spine

Russia's Maria Komissarova is out of surgery

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Russian skier broke her spine today during a training run for the Sochi Olympics, reports Ria Novosti . The good news is that Russian officials say Maria Komissarova's six-plus-hour surgery went well, reports AP , though no details about her prognosis were immediately available. Specifically, doctors say Komissarova "... More »

Lindsey Vonn: I'm Skipping Olympics

After latest fall, she's pulling out of Sochi

(Newser) - Turns out that February crash will sideline Lindsey Vonn for the Sochi Olympics after all, despite her promises to the contrary and a successful surgery . "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," Vonn wrote on Facebook today. "I did... More »

Lost Teen Skier Survived by Building Snow Cave

Nicholas Joy found at Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort

(Newser) - A 17-year-old skier, reported missing Sunday and found alive and well at Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort today, survived two nights in the wild by building a snow cave for shelter, drinking water from a stream, and walking toward the sound of snowmobiles during the day, officials say. The Maine... More »

Skier Critically Injured in Tahoe Avalanche

Ski partner flees for help

(Newser) - Rescuers found a critically injured skier trapped in an avalanche yesterday near a Lake Tahoe ski resort. The unidentified man was one of a group of three skiing in northern California back country near the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort when the avalanche hit. One of the skiers was able to... More »

Avalanche Swept Expert Skiers Thousands of Feet

Group had moved outside resort's boundaries

(Newser) - The three skiers killed in a Washington state avalanche yesterday were highly experienced—and equipped with protective gear. Thirteen friends, including an ESPN editor, had traveled to a popular route that fell outside the boundaries of the nearby Stevens Pass ski resort. Most of the group was at the top... More »

Woman Skis Solo Across Antarctica

Fifty-nine day trek breaks record

(Newser) - British adventurer Felicity Aston became the first woman to ski across Antarctica today, finishing a 59-day, 1,084-mile trek across the continent, the AP reports. She made the trip using only her own muscle power, something no person traveling alone has ever done—though a couple managed it once. She... More »

Skier Burke's Family Stuck With $550K Bill

Website set up for donations

(Newser) - Sarah Burke's family has more than grief to deal with after her tragic death : The skier racked up more than half a million dollars in medical bills after her accident, CTV reports. The family has set up a website seeking donations to help—so far they've raised almost... More »

Skier Sarah Burke Dies

Pioneering athlete had been in coma after fall

(Newser) - Sad news from the skiing world today: Pioneering freestyler Sarah Burke has died after a fall earlier this month in Utah, reports the Toronto Star . The 29-year-old Canadian had been in a coma for nine days since her crash during a training run at Park City Mountain. Burke, a four-time... More »

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