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March 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mammoth Mountain reported nearly three feet of new snow had fallen by noon Friday, and the Eastern Sierra ski resort plans to operate 12 lifts this weekend.
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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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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.
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
October 23, 2013 | By David Wharton
It was only a few weeks ago Lindsey Vonn told reporters at a U.S. Olympic Committee news conference that she hoped to resume competitive skiing this month. Now, it seems her rehabilitation from knee surgery will keep her off the World Cup circuit until late November. Vonn has decided not to enter this weekend's season opener in Austria, pointing instead to a race in Beaver Creek, Colo., beginning Nov. 29. "While I physically feel great, I have decided to not race this weekend and instead will focus on returning in Beaver Creek," she told the Associated Press.
SPORTS
October 14, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer, Staff and Wire Reports
Two-time Olympic champion Hermann Maier retired Tuesday, ending a career in which he became one of Alpine skiing's most prolific racers and almost lost a leg in a motorcycle accident in 2001. The 36-year-old Maier cited surgery on his right knee in the off-season as the main reason for his retirement. The Austrian speed specialist won two golds at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, and earned three world championship titles. He won 54 World Cup races and four overall titles, putting him second only to Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark , who captured 86 race victories.
NEWS
February 1, 1998
The four Olympic alpine disciplines, particularly the downhill, usually attract the largest crowds and television audiences. The slalom and giant slalom are considered technical events; the super-giant slalom and downhill are tests of speed and daring. People to Watch Women's events will be led by Germany's superstar speed racer Katja Seizinger, the defending Olympic downhill champion, along with Hilde Gerg and Martina Ertl.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade. Mikaela Shiffrin falls unquestionably in the latter category. A reigning World Cup champion at an age when most Americans are generally worrying about acne and prom dates, Shiffrin came into these Games as an anointed one before she snapped in her first boot buckle.
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.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited-edition Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle medals. Now that a French trio of ski cross racers - gold-medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver-medalist Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze-medalist Jonathan Midol - have swept, what does that mean for their commercial futures in France? Probably very little. Instead, the skiers will be happy if it brings their sport more recognition.
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