November 20, 2013 |
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed in a training run Tuesday in Colorado, perhaps jeopardizing the most anticipated comeback effort heading into the Sochi Olympics in February. "We have no reason to believe it's anything significant right now," U.S. Ski team spokesman Tom Kelly told the Associated Press. Vonn reportedly was not hospitalized and was being evaluated at her Vail, Colo., home by Bill Sterett, her orthopedic surgeon. Another spokesman said clarity on Vonn's condition should be known within 24 hours.
October 30, 2013 |
Get an early start on the ski season and save at Taos Ski Valley in northern New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Lift ticket deals as well as packages that include lodging and lift tickets are available. The deal: For skiers hungry for powder, Taos Ski Valley is offering adult lift tickets for just $55 a day from Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day) through Dec. 20. After that, the price increases to $77 a day. Several package deals combine reduced-price accommodations with free lift tickets.
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October 26, 2013 |
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat. But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived in a yellow house in central Florida, also had yellow cowboy boots, watches, sunglasses and wallets. People may have thought he was just clowning around, but Blair laughed all the way to the bank - and when he went there, it was in a yellow business suit.
October 23, 2013 |
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.
October 14, 2013 |
Itching to get out on the slopes? The on-the-mountain Ritz-Carlton at Northstar offers an early winter package that includes a room and two lift tickets. Prices start at $299 midweek and $399 on weekends, a good savings at this luxury hotel for skiers and snowboarders who want a pre-holiday getaway. The deal: This isn't a budget ski motel bargain but rather a good price on luxe digs for those who want to sample the AAA Five Diamond resort and save on daily lift tickets. The First Tracks Ski Package at the ski-in-ski-out Lake Tahoe-area hotel is offered during the first two weeks of December.
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October 2, 2013 |
Rick Finkelstein, a longtime Universal Pictures executive who was featured in a documentary about injured athletes after he was paralyzed in a ski accident, died Tuesday of cancer, the studio said. He was 64. Finkelstein, known for his sharp mind and business acumen, for years led the studio's home video and television distribution. He most recently was in charge of the studio's strategic planning and anti-piracy efforts. He also was the studio's representative on the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture Assn.