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2009-06-24 14:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- High Country Media announced today that it has commenced operations, with a full launch of print, digital, membership, and radio properties scheduled for September, 2009. Founded by Jamie Pentz, president, High Country Media's major interests include the relaunch of Mountain Sports + Living magazine; a unique direct-to-consumer membership club in MtnAccess.com; and a partnership to run online operations for the website and snow report provider...

2009-03-12 12:05:59

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn Thursday won her fifth consecutive super-G race and secured the World Cup super-G title in Sweden. Vonn completed the super-G course at Are, Sweden, in 1 minute, 20.63 seconds, edging Italian Nadia Fanchini by 0.08 seconds. German Maria Riesch finished third, about one-quarter second back of Vonn. The win paired with her victory Wednesday in the downhill, and last year's downhill first-place finish, gives Vonn three titles. She has also locked up this year's World Cup...

2009-03-05 13:33:45

Skiers relaxing at the end of the day at a Colorado mountain resort got something extra when a moose wandered onto the slope. The moose was captured on video by Ben Satterfield, a Tennessee man vacationing with his family at Steamboat Springs, The Denver Post reported. His YouTube posting has been viewed by more than 3,000 people. It was cool, Satterfield said. I was amazed -- I've been skiing all my life and had never seen anything like it. Satterfield said he grabbed his camera when he...

2009-02-26 14:28:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For winter sports enthusiasts, the arrival of warmer temperatures means carnivals and special discounts on Michigan ski slopes. "Due to the cold temperatures and early start to the winter season, our slopes are left with deep snow bases, perfect for spring skiing fun," said Mickey MacWilliams, executive director of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association. "Skiers won't be disappointed as we expect to have great weather conditions well into...

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2009-02-13 11:44:58

Carlo Janka of Switzerland skied to victory in the men's giant slalom Friday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in France. Janka edged Austria's Benjamin Raich by .71 seconds and American Ted Ligety came in a fraction of a second behind Raich. Janka turned in a combined 2 minutes, 18.82 seconds in the two-race event. His second run was more than 2 seconds slower than his first as he nearly lost control near the halfway point. But slower second runs were par for the course for most of...

2009-02-12 10:15:40

Germany's Kathrin Hoelzl edged Tina Maze of Slovenia Thursday to win the women's giant slalom event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in France. Hoelzl, ranked 13th in the world going into the Worlds, put together a total time of 2 minutes, 3.49 seconds in her two runs, just .09 seconds ahead of Maze. Hoelzl's individual runs at Val d'Isere were timed at 1:00.21 and 1:03.28 and won her first World Cup event. Finland's Poutiainen placed third despite a sizzling 59.93 seconds on her...

2009-02-07 11:25:53

Canadian John Kucera edged Didier Cuche of Swizterland by 0.04 seconds Saturday to win the men's downhill at the World Championships in France. Kucera, 24, made a nearly flawless 2:07.01 run down the icy course at Val d'Isere to become the first Canadian to ever win a world title in the men's downhill. He was followed by Cuche, the winner of the men's super-G championship, at 2:07.05 and Carlo Janka of Switzerland, who placed third at 2:07.18. Kucera had the advantage of being the second...

2009-02-03 11:03:16

Lindsey Vonn became the first U.S. skier to win the World Championship in the women's super G Tuesday at the FIS Alpine Ski worlds in France. Vonn edged up-and-coming French star Marie Marchand-Arvier by 0.34 seconds on the opening day of the World Championships at Val d'Isere. Vonn covered the course in 1:20.73 while the 23-year-old Marchand-Arvier was runner-up at 1:21.07. Andrea Fischbacher of Austria was in third-place at 1:21.13. The win came off a solid weekend performance for Vonn, who...

2009-01-31 11:24:16

Officials in Garmisch, Germany, called off Saturday's World Cup ski races due to heavy fog and rescheduled them for Sunday. The visibility on the course was too obscured and led to the postponement of the women's super G until Sunday and the outright cancellation of the men's downhill in the final event before next week's world championships in France. American Marco Sullivan said fog had been an issue during this week's training runs; however, the mist had been clearing up by afternoon....

2009-01-27 09:36:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The snow sports market contracted for the first time this season as recession-conscious holiday shoppers spent fewer dollars. "According to the Census Bureau the rest of retail trade is down 11% so considering that, the snow sports market is weathering this economic downturn fairly well," said Kelly Davis SIA's Director of Research. Overall, the snow sports market declined 1.5% in total dollars compared to August through December 2007 to $1.875...


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