By Pat Graham, The Associated Press - Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:17 pm
With the first pick in his fantasy draft, Steven Nyman went with, well, himself. This was a fantasy ski league, after all, so he couldn’t very well take Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. And he did help create the site that’s become quite popular among race fans and fellow skiers, so he didn’t feel right selecting Bode Miller or Ted Ligety. Nyman knows better than anyone that he’s a rather risky No. 1... Read more.
By Paul Foy, The Associated Press - Mon, Nov 19, 2012 2:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — This could be the next great leap forward for Utah skiing: Hopping from one resort in the Wasatch Range to another, with seven resorts already clustered so closely together some neighbors are separated by only a rope line. It would make for a Euro-style experience in in the mountains that loom over Salt Lake City. By combining 25 square miles (65 square kilometers) of terrain,... Read more.
By Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press - Mon, Nov 19, 2012 2:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York kept the owner of Hudson River Rafting Co. on its list of 2,500 licensed outdoor guides, despite two charges against him of reckless endangerment and a dozen other tickets citing his guides with unlicensed whitewater trips over the past five years. That’s because New York — unlike many states, the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service — regulates the guides... Read more.
By Pat Graham, The Associated Press - Sun, Nov 18, 2012 12:34 am
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Whether it’s in life or on the slopes, Bode Miller charges after what he wants at a breathless speed. The U.S. skier simply doesn’t do slow. On the course, that go-for-broke approach has served him quite well — 33 World Cup wins, two overall titles and five Olympic medals. Off it, too: He met pro volleyball player Morgan Beck in May and five months later they were married... Read more.
By Lynn DeBruin, The Associated Press - Fri, Nov 16, 2012 4:22 pm
PARK CITY — Reigning world champion Katie Uhlaender put together two solid runs Friday to edge Britain’s Elizabeth Yarnold by one-hundredth of a second and win the World Cup skeleton event at Utah Olympic Park. Uhlaender completed two heats down the 15-curve course in a combined time of 1 minute, 40.93 seconds. Yarnold was second in 1:40.94. Germany’s Anja Huber (1:41.21) took bronze. Uhlaender... Read more.
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Fri, Nov 16, 2012 4:07 pm
OGDEN — Some of his toenails haven’t grown back, and his hands and cheeks feel noticeably colder than they used to when the weather gets chilly. Still, Will Calton knows that’s a pretty good outcome considering the upper reaches of Mount Everest could easily have become his tomb. Calton, along with friend and climbing partner Tom Burton, recounted the triumphs, tribulations and other memorable... Read more.
By Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:46 am
OGDEN — Top of Utah skiers and snowboarders count your blessings — local resorts will be open by Thanksgiving. With a few significant snowstorms occuring over the past few weeks, things are already looking better for local snow chasers after last year’s mild winter. With snow levels currently at 57 inches, and five of those inches coming in last weekend, Snowbasin Resort is set to open on Nov. 22... Read more.
By - Mon, Nov 12, 2012 2:45 pm
VAIL, Colo. — Lindsey Vonn has been admitted to a hospital in Vail with an undisclosed illness. Her spokesman, Lewis Kay, had no other updates on the U.S. skier’s condition Monday. The four-time World Cup overall champion skipped a slalom competition in Finland last weekend to prepare for upcoming races in Aspen. She also had a promotional event lined up for last Friday in Vail, but had to cancel... Read more.
By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press - Fri, Nov 9, 2012 11:56 pm
RENO, Nev. — A storm has left up to 18 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and raised the hopes of skiers and snowboarders after a subpar snowpack last winter. Frigid temperatures also have allowed ski resorts to crank up snow-making machines in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday period. Mammoth Mountain Resort, just east of Yosemite National Park, reported Friday that the storm brought 6 to 12... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, Nov 9, 2012 4:48 pm
POLK CITY, Fla. — A Florida man’s jet-ski speed record during a racing event has a promoter planning to bring Guinness World Records to next year’s competition. Joseph Mastrapa, 29, set a record of 101.7 mph during last weekend’s 2012 RIVA Racing HydroDrag event. The previous mark was 100.3 mph set by Puerto Rico’s Julio Rivera in 2010, according to event promoter Mike Young of Bradenton. “When... Read more.