Ski Pass Fraud Doubles at Vail

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Ski pass fraud doubles in Vail

(April 15, 2009)The number of arrests of people suspected of illegally using another person’s ski pass has doubled this season at Vail, authorities say.

Man Dies On Chairlift At Breckenridge

(April 9, 2009) A Rhode Island man lost consciousness while riding a chairlift at Peak 8 on Wednesday.

Eagle-Vail boy sued in Beaver Creek ski collision case featured in lawsuit reform ad

(April 8, 2009) The parents of an Eagle-Vail boy sued in a ski accident when he was just 8 years old are featured in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad campaign that targets lawsuit abuse.

Man Walks Away from Avalanche at Brighton

(April 6, 2009) Two men were hiking up a ridge line at Mount Millicent on Sunday to ski down the back side when 1 of them triggered the avalanche.

Man Rams Tuck into Jackson Hole Tram Car

(March 31, 2009) An Idaho man is being accused of running his truck into the retired Jackson Hole Tram cars late Monday night.

Bruce Willis' Ski Lodge is Destroyed in Fire

(March 31, 2009) Police are investigating the fires that have consumed Soldier Mountain Ski Resort's base lodge.

Squaw Valley Ski Patroller Dies After Avalanche

(March 4, 2009) A member of Squaw Valley's ski patrol died at a hospital Tuesday after he was caught in an avalanche, the Squaw Valley Fire Department said.

Tamarack Ski Resort Closes Down

(March 4, 2009) Four years after opening the first new ski resort in over 25 years, Tamarack Resort in Idaho is shutting down today.

Bode Miller skips rest of ski season

(March 3, 2009) "At this time, I find more happiness doing other things than being on tour," the defending overall World Cup champion said Tuesday in his online diary. "... I have been racing World Cup for a while and need a break."

RECALL: Nordica USA XBi ALU Skis and Bindings

(February, 2009) The binding plates could crack or break, causing the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.

Minnesota Ski Resort Trucks in Snow to Stay Open

(February 16, 2009) Nearly a foot of water had stood on top of the ice on the pond at the base of Chester Bowl after last week's rains, rendering the ski hill unusable.

Mitt Romney Selling Utah Ski House

(February 16, 2009) The former presidential hopeful is selling a home in Massachusetts and another in Utah because he has "too much space."

NH Ski Area Delays Expansion Because of Economy

(February 17, 2009)

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area lays off 101 employees

(Jan. 29, 2009) With skier visits down 21%, the Eastern Sierra Resort had to make a tough decision about their seasonal employees.

Woman Caught Stealing at Ski Sundown

(Jan. 21, 2009) A 52-year-old woman was caught rifling through purses at the Conneticut ski area last week.

Casey Puckett Gets Second in Flaine at World Cup

(Jan. 14, 2009) Tomas Kraus of the Czech Republic won the ski cross event and Eric Iljans of Sweden was third.

Crystal Mountain, WA Reopens After Highway 410 Floods

(Jan. 10, 2009) The Resort has been closed since Wednesday and hopes to have everything back in full swing.

Bode Miller Disqualified from Opening World Cup Run Over Ski Boots

(January 2009) Check out his diary of what happened to his boots and his disappointments at missing a gate in GS.

Avalanche Takes out Chairlift at Summit at Snoqualmie

(Jan. 8, 2009) Cascades resorts remain closed Thursday, Jan. 8 due to freezing temperatures, heavy rain, and high winds.

The U.S. Freeskiing Open is Coming to Copper Feb. 26-28

(January 2009) Register to compete and check the list of pre-qualified athletes here!

Four Bombs Lead to Downtown Aspen Evacuation New Years Eve

(January 1, 2009)

Two Dead in Shooting at Eldora Mountain Resort, CO

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