A skier's life is pretty charmed. Bluebird powder days, weekend trips with friends. But the people profiled in the pages ahead are making tracks of a different sort: They are giving back more than they take. From freeskiers fighting global warming to heli guides building homes for AIDS orphans, ski town locals are making the world a better place.
While the men's world cup race at Beaver Creek was canceled due to wind, the women's team had a strong showing at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn, who came in second, was the fastest of the seven American women in the top 30. And both teams will be back for more tomorrow.
Vail Resorts Reports Certain Ski Season Metrics for the Season To Date through April 12, 2009