| Dec 23, 2012
Where is the John Muir of the San Gabriel Mountains? The Ansel Adams of the San Bernardinos? The Donner Party of the San Jacintos?
All right, maybe one Donner Party was enough. But Muir, Adams and company are among the reasons the inland mountains of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Coroner’s officials have identified the man killed Monday in a snowboarding accident when he fell into a tree well on an advanced snowboarding run....
| May 5, 2012
| 4:34 AM
A suspect in a series of bank robberies attributed to the “snowboarder bandit” was arrested Friday by police and federal agents. The bandit earned his nickname because he wore knit caps and sweaters and struck agents as having the general........
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Seventh in a series of occasional stories.
Mark Mayer calls them "the hard times," the weeks and months when his teenage daughter would simply disappear for days on end.
"I wouldn't sleep at night," he remembers. "I just didn't think she was in the...
| Jan 15, 2012
Ski resorts — and their patrons — from the Sierra to the Rockies are cursing La Niña. Up in western Canada, however, they're singing its praises.
This weather phenomenon, and a resulting high-pressure ridge in the eastern Pacific, is being...
| Jan 20, 2012
Canadian skier Sarah Burke, a leading pioneer of the freestyle halfpipe and the best-known athlete in her sport, died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. She was 29.
Burke, who was a driving...
| Sep 15, 2012
Tom Sims, an innovative skateboarding and snowboarding pioneer and former world champion who helped bring snowboarding to the masses by pushing ski resorts to embrace the fledgling sport in the 1980s, has died. He was 61.
The founder of Sims...
| May 5, 2012
Montel Williams is not your typical pot-smoking snowboarder.
Best known as an Emmy-winning talk show host, the former Marine and decorated naval intelligence officer was also a champion boxer, bodybuilder and power-lifter.
In 1999, Williams was...
| Dec 9, 2012
In real estate, it's "location, location, location." At ski resorts throughout the West this winter, it's "price, price, price."
The good news for snow sliders: One lesser-known resort, some of the usual (or unlikely) suspects and four historically...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
It appears that not even the snowy mountain slopes will be safe from "Tron: Legacy" merchandise mania this winter. Burton Snowboards is selling a version of its Raptor snowboarding boot inspired by the upcoming film. The boots are black with......
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Hundreds of skiing and snowboarding Santas were dashing through the snow Sunday at Maine's Sunday River Ski Resort, turning the slopes and lifts into a sea of red for a good cause. The Newry, Maine, resort reports that 250 people......