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Daily American Sunday EditorLocal ski resorts are hoping for a White Christmas as many have used their snowmaking systems to put a base covering down on their slopes and have officially opened for the season. Hidden Valley Resort opened on Dec. 16 and will remain open for the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSnowboarders, take note: Your days in the limelight are over. Just as you once shoved two-plankers off the slopes with your insane rail spins and half-pipe jumps, a new generation of downhill rebels is ready to return the favor. You are yesterday's news....
Tags: Snowboarding, Snowbiking, Downhill Skiing, Sports, Toys
Special to the Los Angeles TimesPowerful late-fall storms have dropped many feet of snow on mountains throughout the West, creating some of the best early-season skiing and snowboarding conditions in years. Despite the still-sluggish economy, resorts have spent millions of dollars on...
Two 12-year-old Newport-Mesa snowboarders are looking to light up the slopes in the coming days as they compete in the 22nd annual National Championships held by the United States of America Snowboard Assn. this week at Copper Mountain, Colo. Both...
Here we go again. The latest word from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center is that the mid-Atlantic has a decent chance of another winter of above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation. With that in mind, we took a...
Special to The Times"Do you like to fly?" José asked, the silver rims around his front teeth glinting in the desert sunlight. I was sitting in the back of a jerry-built dune buggy, and José was looking at me from the driver's seat, smoking a cigarette and grinning like a...
Tags: WD-40 Company, Snowboarding, England, Death, Sports
Special to The TimesIt's always 1971 on the deck at Canyon Lodge. Oh sure, you can order a 21st century Red Bull, but you're still going to be listening to the Allman Brothers playing "Statesboro Blues." The Mammoth Scenic Loop has nothing to do with being scenic. It's...
Johnny Moseley started it all at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. His floating 360-degree stunt, seen by millions of TV viewers around the world, took freeskiing mainstream. Skiers and snowboarders are now battling for the latest soaring,...
It's not just for kids in baggy pants and nose rings anymore. Snowboarding is catching on with every age group. Increasingly, moms and dads are out on the slopes -- even running the half-pipes. Best of all, you don't have to go out West to get some great...
Tags: Snowboarding, Sports
The snow appeared on cue, just as Wisconsin faded into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. One minute there was a dusting, and the next a whole layer, white and inviting. It seemed too perfect, as if there must be snowguns hidden behind the "Welcome to...
Skiing -- certainly skiing in the Canadian Rockies -- offers up some of the world's best mornings. You are among the first to the mountain's top. It might be Lake Louise, Sunshine Village or Banff Mt. Norquay. Mountain peaks spread out in every...
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