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By Meredith Cohn | meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | February 14, 2010
The seemingly unending snowfall in the region has been good news to school kids, shovel salesmen and at least one other group: skiers. The slippery roads and drifting snow from twin storms were not enough to close resorts in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia or keep skiers from getting there. The slopes have been busy all week, and this weekend is shaping up to be even more crowded, with enthusiasts drawn not just to the large amounts of snow, but to the especially soft nature of it. "A-plus conditions," said Ed Fowler, founder of the local ski club Skidome, who spent Friday on the slopes of Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pa. "Powder and packed powder.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They also needed to give the athletes a feeling of speed and power. "What's patriotic, but also fast and dynamic?" said Strackbein, production manager for the Boulder, Colo.-based ski wear company Spyder Active Sports Inc. "The Star-Spangled Banner.
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By Art Buchwald | December 28, 1992
I'VE just returned from Aspen even though I am not a skier. haven't skied in some of the greatest winter resorts in the world. I know that this is a terrible thing to admit. It's like saying, "I'm in sales but I don't play golf." But that's the way it is.I go to places like Aspen because I enjoy sitting in hotel lobbies in front of large fireplaces, drinking hot chocolate and talking about weather conditions on the various mountains that I haven't been on.I also like to go into town and try on ski clothes and buy Briko's snow goggles to wear over my wool cap.Occasionally I'll meet another person who doesn't ski, and then we'll throw snowballs at each other.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Poor Lindsey Vonn. The Olympic star recently announced she's divorcing husband Thomas Vonn and now she has to answer questions about rumors that she's dating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. In fact, it's more likely she's dating Tim's brother, Robby, who watched her ski - and win - last week's World Cup super-G on Beaver Creek's (Colo.) Birds of Prey. After the victory, Vonn did what everyone does after winning a big race. Yep, she Tebowed. The speculation became so rampant she was dating Tim Tebow that she wrote about it in her occasional column in the Denver Post . "A lot of people are wondering what's up with me and the Tebows.
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By New York Times News Service | November 17, 1991
After little snowfall last year, the Resort at Squaw Creek in the Lake Tahoe region of California, which had the bad luck to open last winter, may have better fortune this year.Skiers staying there have been skiing on Squaw Valley's upper terrain, and it was hoped that temperatures would fall low DTC enough for snowmaking to be switched on, permitting guests to ski from their doors.The luxury resort includes retail stores and equipment shops, several swimming pools and hot tubs, an outdoor ice rink, three restaurants and an English pub.Accommodations range from $160 a night for a standard room to $845 for the two-story penthouse.
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By Dirk Johnson and Dirk Johnson,New York Times News Service | February 24, 1993
DENVER -- In a remarkable feat of survival, the five cross-country skiers missing in the Rocky Mountains through four nights of subzero temperatures were found alive and relatively healthy yesterday.Two of the skiers, Ken Torp of Conifer, Colo., and Elliot Brown of Golden, Colo., walked into a remote trading post about 30 miles south of Aspen about noon and used a pay telephone to tell their families and the authorities that they were fine.A few hours later, the other three skiers, Dee Dubin, her husband, Rob Dubin, and Brigitte Schluger, all of Denver, were plucked by an Army helicopter from a wooded wilderness in the back country 15 miles south of Aspen.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | November 8, 1991
Ski enthusiasts rocked the boat Wednesday night at a state Department of Natural Resources hearing on plans to govern the Magothy River.Several hundred skiers, many coming from as far as Towson and St. Mary's County, and waterfront residents crammed into the Magothy River Middle School auditorium to air their views on proposed restrictions.Typically, the skiers and residents found themselves at odds.Skiers objected that the 6 mph boating speed limit recommended by theMagothy River Vessel Management Plan would prohibit water skiing on most of the 30 creeks and coves.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Contributing Writer | January 10, 1993
It was blustery and cold as we rode upward into the night on the ski lift at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. The gusting wind swirled around the chair, and we burrowed a bit deeper into our parkas for warmth.As we began to ski along the ridge, we saw a young blonde wearing jogging shoes instead of skis. She greeted our ski instructor warmly before continuing her evening run through the snow.The woman, the instructor explained, was a member of the Dupre family -- longtime owners of the year-round resort in the Allegheny Mountains that plays host to crowds of skiers throughout the winter months.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | December 12, 1991
The plaintive cries of skiers being squeezed off the Magothy River have not gone unheard.Jody Roessler, chief of planning for the state Boating Administration, said her office is recommending that water-skiing be allowed on Eagle Cove off Gibson Island and on the Little Magothy River.Roessler said her agency is making the change in response to water-skiers who packed Magothy River Middle School last month, complaining that the 6 mph boating speed limit recommended for most of the 30 creeks and coves would prohibit skiing.
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By Jules Older | January 12, 1992
There's more to Colorado than Aspen and Vail.The state has 26 ski areas, ranging from mini-mountains like Howelsen Hill (vertical drop 440 feet) to mega-resorts with all the trimmings. One of the megas is Crested Butte.Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in southwest Colorado, sits high in the Elk Range of the Rocky Mountains.It's just added its 13th lift this season, which opens a new expert bowl, bringing skiing terrain up to 1,150 acres and vertical drop to 3,062 feet.The town, which lies 230 miles southwest of Denver, is best known for its extreme skiing, that is, suicidal plunges down terrifying cliffs, cirques, crevasses, cornices and couloirs.
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By Meredith Cohn | meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | February 14, 2010
The seemingly unending snowfall in the region has been good news to school kids, shovel salesmen and at least one other group: skiers. The slippery roads and drifting snow from twin storms were not enough to close resorts in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia or keep skiers from getting there. The slopes have been busy all week, and this weekend is shaping up to be even more crowded, with enthusiasts drawn not just to the large amounts of snow, but to the especially soft nature of it. "A-plus conditions," said Ed Fowler, founder of the local ski club Skidome, who spent Friday on the slopes of Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pa. "Powder and packed powder.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - -The most popular athlete at the freestyle skiing World Cup last weekend wasn't X Games gold medalist and four-time Olympian Daron Rahlves. Or Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, the aerialist with the Hurricane, the hardest jump in the sport. No, the most sought-after autograph belonged to Errol Kerr, the one-man ski-cross team from Jamaica. "You're catching this, aren't you?" asked Kerr as he scrawled his name on the sleeves of $300 ski jackets and smiled for camera-phone portraits.
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By Dan Leeth and Dan Leeth,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2008
Fall is fading, days are shorter and parts of Maryland are already seeing snow. That all means it's time to think about booking winter trips to ski country. The question, of course, is where to go. North America offers coast-to-coast regional options for vacationers yearning to slide down slopes. Each offers its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. With that in mind, here's a quick pro and con look at some of the continent's more renowned winter sports destinations. Mid-Atlantic/Southeast The region: : A surprisingly large number of ski areas dot the mountain regions of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | February 20, 2008
At dawn on Saturday, Randy Sisulak will be standing in a frozen field in northern Wisconsin, waiting to test his athletic prowess with thousands of other skiers. He will set off on a 35-mile, cross-country marathon that will stress his 58-year-old frame. After six hours of striding and gliding, he will ski triumphantly down the main street of the small town of Hayward to the cheers of screaming spectators. This is a routine of sorts for the Crownsville man, who is competing for the 30th time in the American Birkebeiner race, the most prestigious of its type in the U.S. Sisulak is not only one of the few Marylanders to ski the race this weekend; he is one of the few people anywhere who have been so devoted.
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By Stephanie Simon and Stephanie Simon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 30, 2006
DENVER -- Just after Thanksgiving, climatologist Klaus Wolter released his long-term forecast for this region. The next few months, he said, would be warm and dry. No big snows until at least late February. Oops. Denver and smaller communities along the front range of the Rockies hunkered under a thick padding of snow and ice yesterday, buried by the second monster storm in a week, with more expected overnight. Colorado Gov. Bill Owens declared a statewide disaster. Hundreds of flights at Denver International Airport were canceled; major highways were temporarily shut down, including a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 70 into Kansas.
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By Michelle Higgins and Michelle Higgins,New York Times News Service | December 10, 2006
For vacation this year, Peter Heumann is taking his family to Copper Mountain in Colorado during the jam-packed holiday period between Christmas and New Year's, when skiers can easily end up waiting in line for 20 minutes or more just to get on the lift. But Heumann, his wife and 15-year-old-daughter won't be among them. Instead, the family will swish past the masses to a separate lift line designated for Beeline Advantage pass holders - a privilege that costs $20 a day in addition to regular lift tickets.
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By CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON and CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON,LOS ANGELES TIME | February 5, 2006
GRINDELWALD, SWITZERLAND / / It is a rare but real phenomenon that mountaineers can sunburn the roofs of their mouths. I know this because I think I have just done it, standing atop the 14,019-foot Finsteraarhorn, crown of the Swiss Alps region known as the Bernese Oberland. My jaw has been unhinged long enough for the snow glare to singe my palate because I have been gasping desperately for oxygen in the stingy air since our group left at dawn to ski-climb 4,000 feet toward the summit; for the last hour, I've been slack-jawed, walking within one misstep of a void that would make a mountain goat queasy; and all week I've been "aaahing" my way through a Switzerland that few tourists ever see -- skiing past prickly peaks with slopes smothered by ancient snows, and without a single twee cowbell in sight.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Contributing Writer | October 31, 1993
Gloriana Saylor has been a skier for 25 years, enjoying the snows of the Rocky Mountains, Northern California and the Northeast.But ask this Owings Mills mother of two about her skiing plans for this winter and she'll tell you how much she's looking forward to the season at a local ski area that's right around the corner from Baltimore."
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December 3, 2006
DENVER THE OZARKS: AN EXPLORER'S GUIDE The Countryman Prress / $19.95 The Ozarks is a vast region that covers part of two states: Missouri and Arkansas. But nowadays it seems most people associate it with just one town, wildly popular Branson, Mo., considered by many to be the Nashville of the Ozarks. As this guidebook makes clear, though, there is much more to the area. You'll find all kinds of things here: antique shops, bluegrass music (of course), caves (an estimated 5,500 in the Missouri Ozarks, 2,000 in the Arkansas Ozarks)
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By ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ALAN ABRAHAMSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 25, 2006
No evidence of doping was detected in samples from 10 Austrian skiers who had to submit to surprise drug tests last weekend, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday. Urine tests conducted on the skiers - six cross-country skiers and four biathletes - turned up no evidence of the use of stimulants, anabolic steroids or even micro-doses of the synthetic blood-doping hormone called erythropoietin, or EPO, the IOC said. Follow-up blood tests either have been conducted or will be conducted on members of the Austrian team, the chair of the IOC's medical commission, Arne Ljungqvist of Sweden, said.
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