February 29, 1996 |
A man snowboarding with friends near Donner Lake died when he fell upside-down in a snowdrift, the third person killed in a week in a snowboarding accident. The Placer County sheriff's office said Dennis Christopher Sellers, 27, of Truckee was found about 8 p.m. face-down in a tree well, a bowl-shaped snowdrift that forms at the base of trees. Authorities believe he suffocated.
February 23, 1998 |
Demonstrating anew the dangers of off-trail snowboarding, park rangers and rescue workers braved snow and rain Sunday to retrieve two snowboarders who had been missing for nearly 24 hours in the storm-racked Angeles National Forest. Patrick Jenks, 23, and Claudio Maluje, 28, were found in good health in a small canyon a few miles south of the ski resort where they began their snowboarding journey Saturday, authorities said. Maluje's wife had reported her husband missing early Sunday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1996 |
Ten years ago, snowboarders were seldom seen slashing and thrashing the slopes in Southern California. But yesterday's alpine renegades--long regarded with hostility by kinder, gentler skiers--are sliding into the mainstream. At Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Big Bear, Mt. Baldy and Mountain High in the San Gabriel mountains, boarders this winter account for between 40% and 50% of lift ticket sales, resort managers say.
October 3, 1991 |
With temperatures soaring and autumn beginning to feel like summer you might think that sports apparel maker Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd. would be blanketing billboards with swimsuits, right? Wrong. The OP ads on 125 billboards in Orange and Los Angeles counties feature the company's winter snow-boarding line.
February 2, 2002 |
Snowboarding, sport of competitive amplitude and amped competitors, takes its second run at the Winter Olympics this month with expectations decidedly more mellow than the first. This time, maybe the men's giant slalom gold medalist won't be busted for marijuana. This time, maybe the actual participants will receive more publicity than the Norwegian superstar boycotting the competition. This time, maybe the American snowboarders will actually find something decent to wear.
January 18, 1993 |
In this sylvan-laced resort community shaken last year by a series of alarming earthquakes, a steady, gradual upheaval of a different sort has been taking place in recent winters. Long the domain of family-oriented Southern California skiers, Big Bear Lake has become increasingly infiltrated by the snowboarding set, a youngish crowd of adventurous athletes who view the slopes as frozen surf and savor the ski lifts more as a lifestyle than as weekend recreation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 |
Two snowboarders who purposely skied out of bounds and touched off a massive rescue effort last winter were ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution Tuesday. Municipal Judge Barbara Lee Burke sentenced Claudio Maluje, 28, and Patrick Jenks, 24, for knowingly snowboarding out of bounds. Their disappearance in February set off a search lasting more than 24 hours in which the two men were tracked through ravines around the Snow Crest ski resort 30 miles north of Glendale.
February 2, 1990 |
It was precisely the sort of terrorism that yuppie traditionalists in their perfectly matched ski pants and parkas had predicted. A kindly 66-year-old ski instructor had his 5- and 6-year-old students spread out on a gentle slope for lessons when a figure suddenly appeared on the hill above, plummeting like one of Lucifer's fallen henchmen on a contraption that looked like an elongated skateboard.