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Nov 24

BC
ski resorts all aglow with snow: Weekend openings some of the …

Vancouver Sun, Canada
VERNON — It was minus 15 degrees in the alpine at Silver Star Resort, but that
didn't stop local powderhounds from lining up at 8:30 in the morning for fresh
tracks on one of the best opening weekends that skiers and snowboarders can
remember here or at many other mountain operations in B.C.

AWARENESS
key to avalanche safety

Frontiersman, AK
… Petersville, Hatcher Pass, Willow and Eureka, all popular snowmachining
and cross-country … looks like it could potentially start an avalanche,
don't ski it …

FUNKY
ski eases telemarking

Denver Post, CO
SILVERTON – Scott Carlson has sculpted what may be one of the most radical
departures in ski design since Howard Head put metal edges on skis in
the 1950s. …

Nov 25

WILLIAMS skiers
find Norway is their way

iBerkshires.com, United States
The Norwegian connection to the Williams College Ski Team is stronger than ever
with Head Coach Bud Fisher imbued with the message: Train harder!

HOME for
the Holidays : Winter Wonderland Getaways – – Washington …

The Columbian, WA
Let's face it, for most, winter isn't complete until a smorgasbord of snowy
activities are tackled and conquered. And for some, a weekend getaway for a
little relaxation is the ticket.

SKI season opens
Wednesday

Ironwood Daily Globe, MI
… ABR has been a mecca for college ski teams looking to get a jump on
the competition. "A college ski team with 12 members is arriving Friday
for the weekend. …

WINTER
recreation kicks off in Cascades

The News-Review, United States
… Crater Lake National Park is not yet open to snowmobiling. The Northern
Exposure cross country ski area is groomed, tracked and open for skiing.

LOCAL
Briefs: MAU Booster Club meeting set for Dec. 1

Bennington Banner, VT
… BENNINGTON — Registrations are now being accepted for the Bill Koch
Youth Ski League (BKYSL), an instructional cross-country ski program for
parents and …

Nov 26

LOCAL
Bill Koch League clubs being organized for young Nordic …

Conway Mountain Ear, NH
The BKL program includes ski games, events and tours with an optional but fun-filled
Bill Koch Festival at the end of the season in March where BKL skiers from all
over New England get together for races and events. The program is set up to
develop each skier’s skills and to foster positive social interaction
and healthy outdoor life.

THE
next generation of ski champions

Conway Mountain Ear, NH
By the beginning of November this year members of the Mt. Washington Nordic
Club had already gotten some on-snow skiing time in — and they did not
have to travel far from home to do it. Some of the back-country roads on the
western and northern flanks of Mt. Washington, such as the Jefferson Notch Road,
tend to gather and keep snow in the early season.

Nov 27

THE
naked truth about sports fundraising

Edmonton Journal, Canada
… The unheralded Canadian women's cross-country ski team produced a calendar
called "Nordic Nudes" prior to the Salt Lake City Olympics and it
leapt off the …

SPIRIT of
wood and wool

Anchorage Daily News, AK
Skiers didn't have to be Norwegian to enter Sunday's Wooden Ski Classic at Kincaid
Park. They just had to be old-school.

Nov 28

IOC
must get hands dirty to clean up sport

By Sara Renner, Canadian XC National Team
The International Olympic Committee lurches forward like a truck with transmission
trouble, with no one willing to get their hands dirty and fix the problem.

CROSS Country
Skiing Burns Calories

Yahoo News (press release)
Exercise is crucial to avoid becoming victims of "America's overweight
epidemic", as described by the U.S. Surgeon General. One outdoor recreation,
cross country skiing, helps battle winter weight gain better than any other
by incinerating more calories.

SNOW Report
The Columbian, WA
… Snow depths are adequate for the sledding hill at Oldman Pass and enough
to cross-country ski. Trail grooming will not start until some time in
December. …

FIRST
Subway cross-country skiing night race a success

Whitehorse Star, Canada
This week’s snowfall provided great conditions for the first Subway cross-country
skiing night race at Mount McIntyre Wednesday.

Nov 30

CROSS
Country Outlook

Modesto Bee, CA
… Terrain: Largest cross country ski area in North America: 9,172 acres,
includes 90 machine-groomed trails stretching for 330 kilometers — half
for …

ALL-TERRAIN
skis are designed to be used year-round

Indianapolis Star, IN
CAT stands for classical all terrain. The devices are designed for year-round
use on grass, dirt, sand, gravel, pavement, leaves and even patchy snow and
ice. They are not roller skis, and they are not snow skis.

Dec 1

ECSTA-SKI
Frontiersman, AK
When it comes to cross-country skiing, there's no place like the Valley right
now, as a fresh dump of snow has made conditions nearly perfect, earlier than
many can remember.

Dec 2

SKIATHLON
to highlight Saturday Williams ski race

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK
By BOB ELEY. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks will host the second event
of the Williams Town Race Series on Saturday at the Birch Hill Recreation
Area. …

Dec 3

WARMING
reducing snowfall at ski resorts

United Press International
At a conference on sport and environment this week in Turin, Italy, University
of Zurich tourism expert Rolf Burki and colleagues predicted the amount of snow
falling at low-elevation European ski areas will become increasingly unpredictable
and unreliable over the coming decades, because of global warming.

Some cross
country ski trails open north, hunting continues

Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. – Outdoor enthusiasts should continue to wear blaze orange or
other brightly colored clothing and be aware they may encounter deer hunters
on public land open to hunting, the state Department of Natural Resources says.

Dec 4

SKINNY
ski season set

Whistler Question, Canada
The season’s early surplus of snow has been cause for Whistler cross-country
skiers to celebrate. The Lost Lake cross-country trails are scheduled to open
this Saturday, Dec. 6, conditions permitting.

SPUD
Valley racers gear up

Whistler Question, Canada
The Spud Valley Junior Racers are not a bunch of small potatoes in the world
of cross country-skiing. Based in Pemberton, the small-town team has experienced
exponential growth during its six years of existence.

Dec 5

HIDDEN Valley
ski area center of multiple-use controversy

Tower Timberjay News, MN
… The 29-acre Hidden Valley ski area, long a destination for winter skiers
and a linch pin in the local winter recreational scene, is rich with gravel
deposits. …

SKI
season goes better with snow

Peninsulaclarion.com, AK
Instead of worrying about whether there will be a region ski meet, ski coaches
can get back to worrying about who will win the region ski meet this year.

CROSS
Country Skiing: Top skiers looking for records

Salt Lake Tribune, UT
… Top US cross country … chances of breaking the men's record in the
"budding discipline," said Luke Bodensteiner, Nordic program director
for the US Ski and …

Skiers
— Don't get caught without this season's cross-country ski pass

Cook County News Herald, MN
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will step up ski pass enforcement
efforts on Grant-in-Aid cross-country trails across the state this winter, according
to local enthusiasts of the sport.

California
offers out-of-the-way settings, popular ski locales

San Francisco Chronicle, CA
I turned off, parked the car, grabbed some snowshoes and a backpack and headed
off, over a bridge across the icy Yuba River and then up a trail into the Sierra
Nevada. In five minutes, I was in another world, far away from the winter California
everyone knows.
CALIFORNIA offers out-of-the-way settings, popular ski locales

GLOBAL
warming threatens ski resorts

The Globe and Mail, Canada
Picture-postcard villages nestling in mountain valleys around the world may
be left bare of snow and robbed of the winter tourism that keeps them going
as global warming strengthens its grip, new research showed this week.

Dec 6

CROSS
Country Skiing: US skiers shatter 100-meter records

Salt Lake Tribune, UT
They popped open the champagne, sprayed each other, then toasted their new world
records. Entry into the the Guinness Book of World Records is pending.

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