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Famed Lake Tahoe ski resort ditches derogatory name

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Popular Lake Tahoe ski resort Squaw Valley has changed its name after extensive talks with Native American groups and the local community. The California ski mecca is now called Palisades Tahoe, according to the resort. The word “squaw” is......

See Lady Gaga and Adam Driver Channel ‘80s Ski Glamour in First Look at House of Gucci – E! Online

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If you thought A Star is Born was glamorous, just wait until you get a peek at Lady Gaga’s next movie. It’s already breaking the internet. The singer gave a first look at her… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main......

United Airlines starts offering bus service straight to Colorado ski slopes from Denver

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines passengers wait in the boarding area for their flights at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. Robert Alexander | Getty Images United Airlines‘ latest ski destinations will be accessible by bus. The Chicago-based airline on March 11 will......

No ski resorts? No problem for one urban skier in Paris

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s ski resorts are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so one French winter sports enthusiast did the next best thing on Wednesday – skiing down a steep street in Paris. “Because the government has closed down ski resorts, we do what we can,” said the urban......

How a Railroad Engineer From Nebraska Invented the World’s First Ski Chairlift

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 2, 2021, 9:38 a.m. Growing up, Marilyn Curran Ryan remembers being strictly forbidden from opening the drawers of her father’s secretary desk in the living room of their South Omaha, Nebraska, home. That’s where Union Pacific engineer James Curran kept his blueprints and drawings, including the plans......

French resorts ask: will COVID write off whole ski season?

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CHAMONIX, France (Reuters) – Business owners at France’s Chamonix ski resort, their earnings slashed because of the COVID-19 lockdown, are worried they might not be able to welcome back skiers at all before the snows melt and the season ends. French ski resorts were prevented from opening their cable cars......

Three killed after avalanche hits ski resort in Russian Arctic

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Three people were killed after an avalanche struck a ski resort near the Arctic city of Norilsk late on Friday, the local branch of Russia’s emergency services ministry said. The bodies of two adults and a young child were found as part of a search and rescue......

This 14-Year-Old Ski Daredevil Is Already a Pro, and Trying Not to Scare His Parents

New York Times
Bill Pennington Although the sport of freeriding or freeskiing — which means skiing or snowboarding on ungroomed, usually off-piste terrain without a set course — is not currently included in the Winter Olympics, Kai has other interests and options, like college film study programs. Todd Jones joked that everything his......

‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

New York Times
Kellen Browning OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A trickle of skiers recently zigzagged down the slopes at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Couples and families wandered through the resort’s village, which was decorated with golden Christmas lights and frosted with snow. It looked like the beginning of a merry season. But......

Swiss ski resorts can stay open for now: health minister

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FILE PHOTO: The V-cableway Terminal of the Jungfrau Railways, a 470 million CHF investment connecting Grindelwald to Maennlichen and Eigergletscher with 2 lifts, is pictured in front of the Eiger mountain during last testings before the opening of the Eiger Express on December 4, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak,......

Polish ski slopes set to open, but only local skiers for now

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish ski slopes look set to reopen this winter, but only for local people during the coming school holidays because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. FILE PHOTO: People ski during winter day in Jurgow close to Zakopane, southern Poland January 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND)/File Photo The government......

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