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Wok Racing 2014 Championship Wok Racing 2014 Championship

April 9, 2014 by  

Held in Koenigsee, Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria, the 2014 wok racing championships – WOK WM 2014 – took place on March 8, with the gold medal going to Joey Kelly, silver to Georg Hackl and bronze to Armin Zöggeler. The team event was won by Otelo team with the four-member team from Jamaica comprised of Hanukkah Wallace, Marvin Dixon, Seldwyn Morgan... [Read more]

Snow Skiing Champion: Hermann Maier Snow Skiing Champion: Hermann Maier

March 26, 2014 by  

Considered to be one of the finest alpine ski racers in history, Hermann Maier is the holder of two gold medals earned at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games and one silver medal earned at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games, as well as four overall World Cup titles – 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004. He also has numerous World Cup titles in other disciplines,... [Read more]

Spring Skiing in Vermont Spring Skiing in Vermont

March 12, 2014 by  

With days getting a little longer and temperatures warming up, spring in Vermont offers skiers and snowboarders loads of opportunities to get some skiing in before summer arrives. Up to 80 percent of the ski areas in Vermont have snowmaking facilities to supplement the snowfall experienced this winter, and more snow is forecast, all of which is likely... [Read more]

Skiing in South Africa Skiing in South Africa

February 26, 2014 by  

Often referred to as “Sunny South Africa”, this diverse multicultural country on the southern tip of the African continent is generally not readily associated with snow skiing. However, there are snow skiing options in the country, at least one of which is available all year around – The Ski Deck in Ferndale, Gauteng. Facilities at... [Read more]

Tied Gold Medal for Women’s Alpine at Sochi Tied Gold Medal for Women’s Alpine at Sochi

February 12, 2014 by  

With the 2014 Winter Olympics well underway, the excitement and competitive levels are running high as countries start to count their medals. Officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, and most often referred to as Sochi 2014, the games feature a total of 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines. Sochi 2014 is the debut for a number of events,... [Read more]

Going for Speed with Skate-Skiing Going for Speed with Skate-Skiing

January 30, 2014 by  

Skate-skiing offers adventure seeking snow sport enthusiasts something different to try their hand at on groomed trails and it is fast gaining in popularity at a number of North American ski resorts. Although it is possible to skate-ski on cross country skis, it’s not ideal and skiers won’t get the true effect of the sport. Likewise, skate-skis... [Read more]

Climate Change Wreaks Havoc with Ski Season Climate Change Wreaks Havoc with Ski Season

January 15, 2014 by  

Canadian ski resorts are enjoying excellent snowfall this season, attracting a host of snow sport enthusiasts from Europe, as many European resorts experienced a slow start to the season. Many resorts in North America have been enjoying extensive snowfall, with the Polar Vortex keeping temperatures low, much to the delight of skiers. The fact that the... [Read more]

Prepare to Hit the Slopes! Prepare to Hit the Slopes!

December 11, 2013 by  

As snow starts falling in the Northern Hemisphere, weekend warriors are dusting off their skis and snowboards and heading for the slopes in increasing numbers. While keeping fit all year round is the best solution for avoiding painfully rediscovering muscles you haven’t used since last ski season, if you haven’t been doing that, experts recommend... [Read more]