Wednesday , 26 July 2017

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Resorts in France, Austria bid for 2023 ski worlds

May 4, 2017  |   News

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland — Resorts in France and Austria are competing to host the 2023 ski world championships. The International Ski Federation says French resorts Courchevel and Meribel have teamed up to apply in a contest with Austria’s Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Neither has bid recently, but Saalbach hosted the 1991 worlds. Although none ...
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Giant slalom World Cup ski flip-flop a relief to Canadian men’s team

April 27, 2017  |   News

Giant slalom racing is going to be prettier to watch and a lot more fun to ski, according to the Canadian men’s team. A controversial change to the size of men’s giant slalom skis by the world’s governing body five years ago has been partially reversed for the 2017-18 World Cup season, which ...
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Where has all the parking gone? Alberta ski resort facing shortage of spaces

April 21, 2017  |   News

BANFF, Alta. — A popular ski resort in Alberta is asking people to make some noise about a planned parking ban on a road that leads to the slopes. Parks Canada notified Sunshine Village near Banff last fall that it was closing the road to parked vehicles next ski season. The ...
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$150 million settlement announced in ski resort fraud case

April 13, 2017  |   News

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A year after the owner and president of a Vermont ski resort were accused by the state and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of massive fraud, a $150 million settlement has been reached with a financial institution, Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday. The federal receiver ...
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Canadian ski legend Greene Raine undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer

April 13, 2017  |   News

Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, Canada’s most decorated ski racer, is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. Sun Peaks Resort, where Greene Raine is the director of skiing, said she was scheduled to have her thyroid removed Wednesday in Kelowna, B.C. A news release said additional treatment will begin within four or five ...
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Chills, spills, thrills in high-mountain quest to gauge snow

April 12, 2017  |   News

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — We were trudging up the side of a mountain on skis to measure California’s massive snowpack when a late blast of winter stopped us in our tracks. I started the morning less concerned about strong winds forecast and light snow than keeping pace with veteran snow surveyors ...
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Canada names Kingsbury, J. Dufour-Lapointe, Naude to 2018 Olympic freestyle team

April 11, 2017  |   News

VANCOUVER — Mikael Kingsbury, Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Andi Naude have been named to Canada’s freestyle ski team for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The three mogul skiers took advantage of their results over the past World Cup season to bypass the long and complex qualification process leading up to the 2018 ...
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