Recreational Skiing

Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

Feb 20, 2018

Even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily Olympic competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what it promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an impoverished backwater into a premiere ski destination

Ski school gives city kids their first shot on the slopes

Feb 8, 2018

An athletic complex in rural New Jersey is giving kids from the New York region an opportunity to do something they can't do at home: learn how to ski

2 British skiers die in Mont Blanc fall in icy Alps

Jan 29, 2018

Two British skiers have died after falling from steep slopes in particularly icy conditions on Mont Blanc in the French Alps

Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resort

Jan 28, 2018

North Korea's premier luxury ski resort is getting a taste of the Olympic spotlight, though it is a long way from hosting any events

Outdoor gear sales slip as millennials drive shift in habits

Jan 26, 2018

Analysts say sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits, buying goods that are less specialized and more versatile

Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

Jan 25, 2018

Legendary extreme skiing filmmaker Warren Miller has died at his home on Orcas Island in Washington state

Comcast hopes for a TV windfall from Super Bowl, Olympics

Jan 24, 2018

Comcast is hoping for a big TV windfall from the Super Bowl and the Olympics

Embrace the Bold North in Minneapolis for Super Bowl

Jan 17, 2018

Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl, and tourism officials are embracing that as they welcome visitors to the "Bold North."

California has a new wind-speed record: 199 mph

Jan 12, 2018

Scientists say a 199 mph gust that blasted a mountaintop at the Alpine Meadows ski resort last February was the strongest wind ever recorded in California

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

Jan 5, 2018

NASA's earth sciences arm wants backcountry winter enthusiasts to serve as volunteer snow measurers so it can do better job calculating how much water will end of in rivers and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

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