San Francisco's famously steep hills may be scary to travel on for some, but for the newly crowned “Bachelor” Ben Flajnik, they’re a means to an end -- marriage. Read More
Ski resorts are bustling with activity. A key highway into Yellowstone is closed because parts of the road have seen more than 25 feet of snow. And campgrounds are feverishly removing snow from campsites to clear the way for visitors.Welcome to Memorial Day weekend in much of the West.The traditional kickoff of the summer season will have a decidedly wintry feel in the Rocky Mountains, as well as California's Sierra Nevada, because of a lingering record snowfall. Read More
Bill Kahrau’s 1968 divorce left him with sole custody of his six children, ranging in age from 15 months to 13 years. As the lone parent in the household, Kahrau relied on his passion for skiing to bond with the kids and provide a recreational outlet for the family.
For years, every other weekend Kahrau would load the kids in the camper of his pickup and head for the mountains. Read More
Heavenly Mountain Resort — Lake Tahoe’s largest ski area with more than 4,800 skiable acres stretching across California and Nevada — recently opened Tamarack Lodge, a 14,980-square-foot restaurant located midmountain between the top terminal of Heavenly’s gondola and Adventure Peak, the resort’s tubing hill. Read More
Lindsey Vonn’s Olympics is over after she skied out of the women’s slalom, her last event in Vancouver.
Vonn straddled a gate in the first half of her run Friday. She could not correct her line after her right, outside ski slid away coming out of a left-hand turn.
She skied down to the finish area and smiled ruefully. “I don’t know what’s going on,” she said. Read More
Ligety, Miller compete in the super combined
The unprecedented success of the United States' Alpine team continued into the weekend. This afternoon, USA has a chance to add to its medal collection when skiers Ted Ligety and Bode Miller compete in the men's super combined at Whistler Creekside. Read More
Americans take gold, silver in downhill
The pain still is there for American skier Lindsey Vonn. She will have to deal with a deeply bruised right shin for the rest of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Read More
Never underestimate the power of patriotism. You think NBC would ever televise ski jumping or snowboardcross during the February ratings sweeps? But splash an Olympic logo on the screen with lots of star athletes wearing red, white and blue, and the peacock network is the instant king of prime time, and rightfully so. Read More