Parents Sue Alaska Heli-skiing Tour Group

In March 2012, Natalia and Alex Dodov lost their 26-year-old son, Nickolay Dodov, in what is referred to as the Takhin Ridge avalanche.   The backcountry avalanche occurred in steep mountains near the southeast Alaska town of Haines, Alaska.  A party of six skiers, including guide Rob Liberman, 35, of Telluride, Colorado, were heli-skiing when the […]

July 28 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Control Your Tunes on the Slopes

A new Kickstarter opportunity offers a great device for use on the slopes. GoGlove is a wearable Bluetooth enabled glove which allows the wearer to seamlessly interact with a mobile device. The innovators claim that the idea came “from our frustration of dealing with music while skiing. There’s nothing like flying down the mountain with […]

July 24 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Taos to Open New Lift in 2014-2015 Season

Taos Ski Valley will open Kachina Peak to lift-accessed skiing and snowboarding this coming ski season.  With a summit of 12,450 feet, the Kachina Peak lift is one of the highest chairlifts in North America and increases the mountain’s lift-serviced terrain by 50 percent.  The lift will provide access to a wide range of terrain […]

July 22 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Vermont Resort Debuts Heated Chairlift

With temperatures hovering above 90 degrees, its hard to conjure up memories of frosty chairlift rides but for patrons of Okemo Mountain Resort, such memories may completely fade away. The resort is adding a new six-passenger bubble chair, touting it as a truly one-of-a-kind lift in North America. Okemo Mountain’s website describes the new lift: […]

July 18 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Father Takes Children on “Corridor of Death”

This is not a ski-specific story, but does involve a family on a snowy mountainside almost killed by an avalanche.  The disturbing part is that the father was fully informed when he took his children on this climb – reportedly the family had wanted to set the world record for the youngest climbers to reach […]

July 16 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Beer for Snowbird Oktoberfest

The beer will flow at the Utah Oktoberfest, after the state liquor board backed off its warning that the long-running German celebration of all things ale could go dry this year.  Utah’s state liquor board last week voted unanimously to grant a license for Snowbird Ski Resort’s 12-week event, now in its fourth decade. The […]

July 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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