February 26, 2010 |
A lot of women ski racers look forward to the day they can marry, settle down and have a child. Sarah Schleper, the only U.S. Ski Team member born in the 1970s, has already knocked off two of the three. She is married, has a child, but never settled down. After finishing a respectable 14th in Thursday's giant slalom, Schleper hurried through the media mixed zone area at Whistler Creekside and made a beeline toward 2-year-old Lasse. "That's my baby," Schleper said. Lasse was wearing a lime-green hooded snow jacket when Daddy handed him over the fence to Mommy, who picked the boy up and threw him on her shoulders.
February 6, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso have strong personalities and opinions, but this might not be the time or the place. Miller and Mancuso are the stars of the U.S. Alpine team and winners of a combined eight Olympic medals. At a Thursday news conference in advance of the Olympics, however, neither star seemed interested in delving into the political controversies surrounding the Sochi Games. “I don't feel like the Olympics is the place for that kind of politics,” Miller said.
December 6, 1998 |
Here's one way to start a ski season on a merry note. On the same early November weekend that Mammoth Mountain resort opened its doors for winter, a sudden storm dumped about 18 inches of new snow. And so, while workers raced to complete $25 million in resort renovations and additions, three lifts lurched into service and a few hundred skiers and boarders, myself included, got to play in a little powder.
February 23, 2010 |
Based on Olympic Alpine results so far, Austria has to be flat, like Kansas. The country's strength is probably table tennis or microbrewing -- it can't be Alpine skiing. The Vancouver Games enter their last week and Austria's manly ski men have yet to earn a medal. They'll get their next chance in Tuesday's men's giant slalom at Whistler Creekside. With any luck, 45 guys will fall down and Austria can sneak in for the bronze. The women have two medals -- the same number as one 133-pound American woman: Julia Mancuso, who hadn't finished in the top three in a race that mattered in two years.
February 24, 2004
What you won't see at the new Mammoth Ski Museum, opening Saturday: kitschy memorabilia in the form of authentic skis, poles and boots. You will see "Introducing the Fine Art of Skiing: A First Run Through the Beekley Collection." That would be Mason Beekley, founder of the International Skiing History Assn., whose boyhood collection of ski books grew over 50 years to include 10,000 works. Beekley arranged for his obsession to migrate from New Hartford, Conn.
February 14, 1997 |
California skiing conditions are generally excellent for the long Presidents' Birthday weekend. A light dusting of snow Tuesday night and continued favorable snow-making temperatures have kept six Southland ski areas--Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Snow Valley, Mountain High, Ski Sunrise and Mt. Baldy--in good shape for the expected large holiday crowds. Base depths range from two to four feet, and most runs are open.
December 1, 2001 |
Bill Johnson returned to the slopes Friday, skiing down Mount Hood eight months after a frightening crash left the 1984 Olympic downhill champion in a coma with a brain injury. "It felt great. I turned a lot," Johnson said after a warmup run. He was especially pleased that he stayed upright on his skis. "I didn't take a digger, and I'm not about to," he said.