In the weeks leading up to my February trip to snowy Vail, I was told by several people — promised, really — that I would “feel the magic” of the 50th anniversary gathering of the National Brotherhood of Skiers before I even arrived in Colorado. “There’s a palpable excitement in the air,” said Mackenzie Phillips, […]

VAIL — Charlotte Mathis’ first time skiing was awful. She fell often during her lessons and struggled to get back up each time she collapsed. That first time Mathis clicked into skis was at Vail in 1997, where she skied alongside hundreds of other Black people at the National Brotherhood of Skiers summit, an annual […]

Mariko Anderson, right, of Seattle, Wash., takes the skins off the skis as Gerald Coleman, left, of Burlington, Vermont, and other uphill participants transition to downhill skiing at Vail ski area, Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Vail. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun) VAIL — Ski instructor Gerald Coleman skied up a hill, not down, for the […]

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Comment on this story Comment Kyle Smaine, an American freestyle skier who was a halfpipe gold medalist at the 2015 world championships, was reportedly one of two men killed Sunday in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Japan. Smaine, a 31-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., was on a marketing trip for Ikon Pass and […]

GOVERNMENT CAMP Ore. (KPTV) -It’s the moment Oregonians have been waiting for for weeks – Mt. Hood Skibowl is officially open for the season. “I love an opening day – I’m ready to ‘shred some gnar,’” Mollee Chenoweth said. It’s been a long time coming – skiers and snowboarders alike said they’ve been counting down […]

Mark Pigott remembers the cries of black crows breaking a heavy silence after the Thredbo disaster. Pigott, an Olympic skier, watched from afar as rescue workers searched through rubble in the days after the landslide that claimed 18 lives at the ski resort in July 1997. “Whenever they thought they could hear something, they went: […]

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