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April 20, 2011 | By Avital Binshtock, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pacific Sports Tours is offering "a Mammoth Spring Bash Ski Weekend Bus Trip," which includes transportation, lodging, entertainment, skiing and skating. Itinerary: Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes and back Dates: April 29-31 Price: $299, including round-trip bus transit from L.A. with refreshments and movies, two nights at the Sierra Nevada Lodge, a two-day lift ticket, shuttles to and from the ski area, four meals, ice skating and miniature golf. The price does not include a $15 fee if paying by credit card.
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April 25, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Mammoth Mountain plans to be open Memorial Day weekend and is featuring a $180 three-day pass and 20% off lodgings for the holiday weekend. Spring skiing rates at the Mammoth Lakes, Calif., ski resort started this week, with savings and slope time for those who don't want to give in to summer just yet. The deal: The ski resort Thursday reported a base depth of 20 inches at the main lodge (8,900 feet) and 50 inches at the summit (11,053 feet). Though temperatures were in the low 50s on Thursday, the resort was expecting more than a foot of snow by Saturday morning.
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January 24, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Vail, Colo., is offering deep discounts on rooms this spring for a two-night stay. The ski-in ski-out hotel takes up to 60% off room rates, which could be a good deal for those still planning their spring break. The deal: Spring on Sale rates require a two-night stay at the hotel. Use the code "vcspring1" when making a reservation online or by phone. When: The sale is good through Jan. 31 for stays Feb. 24 to April 13. Tested: I checked online and found some of the discounted rooms a bit more than the promised 60% off. I found availability for a midweek rate Feb. 25-27 for a room with a king- or two queen-sized beds for $169 a night plus tax (instead of the published $459 a night)
NATIONAL
April 3, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
On picturesque winter slopes, the youngsters racing snowboards downhill and the mature skiers calmly gliding down have routinely been cast as warring snow-lovers. A Utah ski resort has tried to keep feuding off its slopes by banning snowboards altogether since the 1980s. Four middle-aged snowboarders are protesting that policy, filing a lawsuit  in January. The snowboarders sued Alta Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service in U.S. District Court in Utah. They argue that their constitutional right to equal use of federal land had been irrationally denied and that the Forest Service, working in concert with Alta, allowed discrimination in violation of the snowboarders' due process rights.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By David Wharton
Three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern, who suffered a horrific ski jumping crash last week, has been released from the hospital and could recover in time for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Morgenstern lost control during a training jump, turning sideways in midair and landing hard down the hill. He was diagnosed with skull and lung injuries. Now he "is doing surprisingly well," a doctor told the Austria Press Agency on Thursday. "He still has a memory gap but that's nothing unusual.
SPORTS
January 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Andreas Felder of Austria had jumps of 103.5 and 108.5 meters to win the second of four stages in a World Cup event at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Jim Holland of the United States was fifth with 208.5 points on jumps of 99.5 and 104.5 meters.
FOOD
November 29, 1985 | BETSY BALSLEY, Times Food Editor
Trendy it isn't. But an old-fashioned, sizzling stew is a most welcome sight to a thoroughly chilled skier just in from the slopes. Food, real food, is wanted here. Thin slivers of cucumber and chicken atop a few shreds of assorted greens more or less "painted" on a plate may be completely satisfying in a high-style "lowland" restaurant, but no self-respecting high-country cook would dream of offering such a menu to starving apres ski diners.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
The Hyatt Mountain Collection -- which features three of the Hyatt brand's top mountain resorts and lodges in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado -- is offering avid skiing and boarding guests a snowy deal this winter.  When schussers book a three-night stay (nine nights' total) at each of  three properties in the collection - - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado, Hyatt Escala Lodge at the Canyons outside Park City and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino -- they will receive a complimentary Vail Resorts' Epic pass for the 2014-2015 winter season.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By Brian E. Clark
If you're a novice who's interested in skiing or snowboarding at North Lake Tahoe on Dec. 8 and 9 and want to start with a lesson rather than having a friend or spouse teach you, consider this: Six resorts will host their annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend those days. The event is designed for beginners, costs only $30 and includes an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lesson and gear rental. First-timers can choose from Alpine Meadows , Boreal Mountain Resort , Granlibakken Resort , Homewood Mountain Resort , Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl Ski .  Several resorts also will offer guests savings good on a return visit.
SPORTS
January 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Skis in place? Check. Goggles set? Check. Position self on bar before jump? Whoops. It was one of those days for ski jumper Daiki Ito of Japan on Sunday. As you can see in the video above, Ito lost his balance while sitting on the bench at the top of the ski jump hill, preparing for his second jump of the day. He tries desperately to hang on, but loses his grip and slides all the way down the hill. A novice jumper, you must think. No, Ito was in second place at the time and has won four World Cup ski jump events in his career.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety didn't take much of a break after the Sochi Games. They simply put their gold medals in a safe place and set out to make more memories. The whirlwind continued Saturday for America's heroes when Shiffrin and Ligety won historic World Cup races in different countries. Shiffrin, who at 18 become the youngest woman to win an Olympic slalom gold medal, became the youngest women to reach eight World Cup slalom wins with a victory at Are, Sweden.
TRAVEL
March 7, 2014
If you go THE BEST WAY TO SALT LAKE CITY From LAX, Delta, American, Southwest and United offer nonstop service and Southwest, Delta and United offer connecting service (change of planes) to Salt Lake City, the gateway to the Interconnect tour. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $290, including all taxes and fees. HOW TO TOUR Ski Utah, which represents the state's resorts, is the only organization that offers Interconnect tours. The $295-per-person fee includes guide service, lunch, lift access, transportation back to the starting point and a Ski Utah finisher's pin. This tour is not for the timid.
TRAVEL
March 7, 2014 | By Brian E. Clark
DEER VALLEY, Utah - Carving turns through light, puffy powder at just one of the resorts in Utah's Wasatch Range is plenty to write home about for most skiers. But to ski six of the state's premier areas in one day - linked by way of the backcountry - is a true coup, especially when the sky is a cloudless deep blue and untouched snow lines the bowls. You don't have to be an experienced mountaineer to pull this off. Schussers can navigate the route on a guided tour on the Interconnect, which starts at Deer Valley and weaves through Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude, Brighton and Alta - with dips out of bounds - before finishing at Snowbird.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. media members covering Alpine skiing were in attack mode through five Olympic races. The United States had one medal, Julia Mancuso's unexpected bronze in the women's super combined, headed into the men's super-giant slalom Feb. 16. Patrick Riml, U.S. alpine director, was called upon to answer for the team's slow start. Riml was adamant it was too soon to render a final verdict. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "The Games aren't over yet, we're halfway through," Riml said.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Marielle Thompson heard a voice, someone calling "inside," up high on the course in the women's ski-cross final at the Winter Olympics. It was her Canadian teammate, Kelsey Serwa. Thompson gave Serwa a little space on the first turn. The four-woman final on Friday featured the two Canadians, Anna Holmlund of Sweden and France's Ophelie David. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "We definitely try to help each other," said the 21-year-old Thompson, who is three years younger than Serwa.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Five years after Natasha Richardson was fatally injured during a ski trip, Liam Neeson admits that the experience of his wife's death at age 45 "was never real. It still kind of isn't. " Talking to Anderson Cooper on " 60 Minutes ," the 61-year-old actor said, "There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years ... any time I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her. " He described what happened after her March 2009 fall during a ski lesson north of Montreal, which came almost 15 years into their marriage and left her brain-dead from swelling of the brain.
SPORTS
February 22, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Sarah Hendrickson, an 18-year-old from Park City, Utah, has won the women's ski jumping title at the Nordic world championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Hendrickson, who trains at the private Winter School in Park City, outdistanced Japan's Sara Takanashi with a best of 347 feet 9 inches and a combined score of 253.7 points in the inaugural event. The 16-year-old Takanashi, who won the junior world championship title last month, finished with 251 points and Austria's Jacqueline Seifriedsberger took third with 237.2 points.
SCIENCE
January 7, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
A federal judge has blocked plans to greatly expand a small Placer County ski resort on the western shore of Lake Tahoe after finding that the project's environmental review was inadequate.  In a mixed decision issued Friday, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb ruled that Placer County and regional planners had improperly decided that plans for a smaller project weren't economically feasible. He ordered them to reconsider a less ambitious proposal as part of a revised environmental review under California law and the bi-state compact that regulates development in the Tahoe basin.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Halfpipe history was coming down to Maddie Bowman of the U.S. or Marie Martinod of France, and the space right behind the interview area was a curious mosh pit of fun, frolicking and fretting. Bowman, of South Lake Tahoe, had bettered her first effort, scoring 89.00 on her second run, sending a group of French fans and Bowman supporters into a frenzy of singing and chanting. It all came down to one final run for Martinod, the final skier on this Thursday night.
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