Skiing & Snowboarding

2:17pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Technology

Google Maps Out Colorado Ski Runs

Screencap showing off the view under the lift
Google Maps

Google has taken it's mapping technology to the slopes. Street views, routes, and run and lift maps for 38 of the most popular mountains in the U.S. and Canada, including 11 of Colorado's ski resorts, can now be found on Google Maps.

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8:52am

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Crashes In Austrian Event

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:36 am

Skier Lindsay Vonn is airlifted after crashing during the women's Super-G event in Schladming, Austria, possibly injuring her knee, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
Luca Bruno AP

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says that American skier Lindsey Vonn crashed during the women's world Super-G competition in Austria today and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Reports indicate she may have a serious knee injury.

The gold-winning Olympian was trailing the race leader by 0.12 seconds, according to the USSA, when she crashed. She was taken for medical treatment by helicopter, which the organization says is 'standard protocol'.

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11:30am

Sat January 19, 2013

2:20pm

Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Ski Resort Makes Snow With Treated Wastewater, After A Long Dispute

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 4:14 pm

The Arizona Snowbowl resort began making snow exclusively with reclaimed wastewater this week. In this file photo, employees go up a ski lift at the resort.
Khampha Bouaphanh AP

An Arizona ski resort is making snow for the first time this year, ending more than seven years' worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.

The resort, Arizona Snowbowl, has long been a target of American Indian tribes, who say it defiles sacred land. Critics have also said the snowmaking system might threaten an endangered plant. The resort sits on more than 700 acres of land that it leases from the U.S. Forest Service.

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10:18am

Tue October 16, 2012
Ski Resorts

Colorado Ski Resorts See Slight Uptick in Winter Bookings

Casey Day Arapahoe Basin

Despite coming off a bad snow year, an early look at winter reservations in Summit County suggests the possibility of a strong ski season ahead.

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