Skiing

Mikaela Shiffrin wins third consecutive World Cup slalom race

KILLINGTON, Vt. – Mikaela Shiffrin made a small mistake halfway through her final run and heard a hush from the crowd below. Only one thing to do – charge even more. Shiffrin powered through the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Tyler Jasmer was stoked. It was the day before Purgatory Resort opened Saturday, and he and his buddies had a plan to be first on the slopes: camp in the lift line. “This is a first time, but...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title

SOELDEN, Austria – Marcel Hirscher’s offseason preparations have been seriously hindered for a second straight year. But few doubt it will affect the Austrian’s chances of winning his eighth...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango man dies while skiing in Utah

A 70-year-old Durango man died Friday while skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Ken Portz, an Adaptive Sports Association volunteer at Purgatory Resort, was reportedly at the ski area...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly doubled its snowmaking...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Lindsey Vonn revives request to race in men’s World Cup downhill

GENEVA — Lindsey Vonn’s request to race against men in a World Cup downhill will be studied again by the International Ski Federation (FIS) next week. The United States team will make the formal...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lara Gut targets North American races for comeback

GENEVA – Former overall World Cup champion Lara Gut has targeted races in North America to make her comeback from a serious knee injury at the world championships. “I’m back on the snow” Gut wrote...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nyman is in a festive mood with a podium and baby on the way

VAL GARDENA, Italy – Steven Nyman and his girlfriend were lying under the stars admiring the view atop one of the Dolomites’ most majestic mountain passes when they decided to open the doctor’s...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Eyeing 4th downhill win in Gardena, Nyman has loftier goals

VAL GARDENA, Italy – Bode Miller, Daron Rahlves, Bill Johnson, Buddy Werner. None of these accomplished skiers have achieved what Steven Nyman is aiming for this season: To become the first...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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