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With April right around the corner, the ski season will soon be winding down in the West. Which means most schussers and shredders will be packing away their gear and turning to other sports such as cycling or surfing –- maybe even golf. But come...
Once the hottest craze in snow sports, snowboarding is cooling down, as many riders are switching to skis that are easier to ride. Join us for a live video chat at 3:30 p.m. on the shift in snow sports trends. Los Angeles Times travel industry writer...
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L.A. NOWA Lake Tahoe-area resort ski patrol member for nearly 30 years, Bill Foster would have understood the dangers of avalanches better than most. But even knowing the exact date and time of a planned avalanche didn’t save the 53-year-old’s life......
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...
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...
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...
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...
L.A. NOWA 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........
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...
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...
L.A. NOWCoroner’s officials have identified the man killed Monday in a snowboarding accident when he fell into a tree well on an advanced snowboarding run....
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