By the Numbers: February 2003

By the numbers
By the Numbers

3 the number of Americans who finished in the top 10 at the World Cup men's downhill at Beaver Creek, CO., December 7, with Daron Rahlves taking third; Marco Sullivan, sixth; and Bode Miller, eighth.

31 number of years since three U.S. downhillers last cracked a World Cup top 10 (in 1972, Mike Lafferty, Eric Paulsen, and current Skiing ski test director Dave Currier finished fourth, sixth, and 10th, respectively, at Kitzbühel, Austria).

16.75 dollars, per hour, that officials were paying people to shovel snow from Giants Stadium before the Army-Navy football game the first week of December. The dump was part of the biggest storm to hit the East in years, leaving more than 18 inches at Snowshoe, West Virginia.

7.40 dollars, per hour, beginning lift ops at Snowshoe are paid to shovel said 18 inches.

70 number of mattresses firefighters recently found inside a house in Whistler, B.C. The attic alone had beds for 24. Authorities said it was a result of Whistler's "tight housing market."