• March Madness raises sports betting issues

    March Madness raises sports betting issues

    By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal March Madness is upon us, another time of the year when people who almost never set foot inside a race and sports book become sports experts and serious gamblers. It was only a month ago that twice-a-year bettors showed their expertise on Super Bowl Sunday. How significant is […]

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  • Why everyone should take an avalanche course

    Why everyone should take an avalanche course

    By Abbie Barronian, Powder   I recently spent a weekend with 20 strangers in a classroom and on a couple slow, icy tours, clocking about five minutes of cruddy downhill skiing in the back country around Stevens Pass, Wash. The AIARE Level One course is a pretty incredible way to spend a weekend. Deciding to take […]

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  • How Vail Resorts conquered the ski industry

    How Vail Resorts conquered the ski industry

    By  Josh Dean, Men’s Journal Since it was installed in 2010, the “orange bubble” chairlift at The Canyons in Utah has become the resort’s most iconic feature. The high-speed quad, which whisks skiers 8,700 feet to the summit of Lookout Peak in just nine minutes, was the first in North America to have heated seats […]

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  • Squaw crowd cheers Shiffrin onto victory

    Squaw crowd cheers Shiffrin onto victory

      By Susan Wood OLYMPIC VALLEY – Steeped in tradition and prestige, the women’s World Cup at Squaw Valley delivered a grand, heated environment for thousands of festive fans who turned out Saturday to see on-fire American ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin on top of the podium. The season wraps up in Aspen next weekend, where […]

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  • Anderson takes second at X Games Norway

    Anderson takes second at X Games Norway

    By USSA HAFJELL, Norway – The American snowboard slopestyle women earned two of three podium spots at X Games Norway on Friday, with Jamie Anderson (Meyers) earning silver and Jules Marino (Westport, Conn.) taking bronze. Anderson remains podium perfect in X Games slopestyle, earning her 13th medal in 13 starts over the last 11 years. […]

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  • Congress could dump wilderness bike ban

    Congress could dump wilderness bike ban

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal Some of America’s most pristine wild places could be opened to mountain biking under a proposal before Congress. A bill by Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, would lift a decades-old national ban on biking in federally designated wilderness areas. It’s similar to a bill that died in the previous session […]

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  • Shiffrin top dog in GS at Squaw Valley

    Shiffrin top dog in GS at Squaw Valley

    By Kathryn Reed OLYMPIC VALLEY – Mikaela Shiffrin tamed the Red Dog giant slalom course at Squaw Valley on Friday much like she has been doing throughout the world this season. Three days shy of her 22nd birthday, the Colorado native on March 10 won with a time of 2:16.42. This was 0.07 seconds ahead […]

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  • Global warming is slamming California

    Global warming is slamming California

    By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy The drought has been declared over in most of California, with heavy winter rains sending water over the Oroville dam and forcing the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. But climate change is still in the air, and the recent weather pattern is a harbinger of what’s to come. The abrupt shift […]

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  • Truckee’s Laplante third in slopestyle

    Truckee’s Laplante third in slopestyle

    By USSA SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa.  – Caroline Claire (Wilmington, Vt.) swept the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour slopestyle events at Seven Springs this week, topping both podiums. The overall Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour champions were also crowned, with Claire winning for the women and Ryan Stevenson (Washington, N.J.) for the men. Cal Carson (Winter Park, Colo.) […]

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  • I-Did-A-Run benefits Humane Society

    I-Did-A-Run benefits Humane Society

    Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area will host the 13th annual I-Did-A-Run winter dog pull event on March 12. A canine and crowd favorite, the event raises money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Dogs of all breeds and sizes compete against the clock, pulling sleds over a snow-covered course across four weight divisions; 0-25 pounds, […]

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