The "Women's Getaway" weekend or program has become an annual tradition among some women. Small or extended groups of women, ladies, girls, mothers, daughters, or friends organize a get together unaccompanied by (one might even say unburdened by) or exclusive of men, boys, brothers, and fathers. The motivation and/or common denominator is about connecting.
The drama and disappointment of Friday’s “almost-to-the-finish-line” crash at the Aspen Winternationals World Cup Giant Slalom faded Saturday as the USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin blistered the course twice and easily won the slalom.
Angel Fire Resort has become a mecca for mountain bikers in the summer, so the New Mexico mountain is ramping up its terrain parks to bring that same trickster intensity to wintertime.
It was hardly the Victory Podium that could have been for Americans in Aspen at the Winternationals — Audi FIS World Cup Giant Slalom. With victory just a few gates ahead and a big lead in the second run, the USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin made a totally uncharacteristic mistake, caught an edge and crashed, giving the win to Switzerland’s Lara Gut. Lindsey Vonn lost her left ski in the first run, but wasn’t hurt. But it was, in her words, “super annoying.”
Solitude Mountain Resort is helping local youth 6-16 take their skiing and snowboarding to new heights with three season-long programs. The Saturday and/or Sunday programs are designed to provide optimal instructor/coach-to-student ratios, based on age and ability. Here are the programs:
World Cup: Aspen Winternationals To Feature Mikaela Shiffrin Nov. 27-29; Men Blast Off At Lake Louise
The fastest female ski racers in the world take to Aspen Mountain Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29 for the Audi FIS World Cups at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Star of the show? Certainly could be -- perhaps should be -- Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin in either the Giant Slalom or the two slaloms. Or all three. No pressure there.
If Thanksgiving freshies are on your menu, you’re in luck as yet another series of storms will deliver more than a foot of snow to some resorts through the Holiday weekend.
Ski and snowboard resorts all over Idaho have lifted the ropes on the 2015-2016 season as timely snow and low temps have produced solid bases at most of the state’s 17 mountains.
The World Ski Awards named Deer Valley Resort as the United States’ Best Ski Resort and the Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley was awarded the title of Best Ski Resort Hotel at its “Ski Oscars” awards gala held in Kitzbuehel, Austria.