It's Friday morning, so you know what that means: it's time for another edition of Top Five Fridays! This week we've got a bit of a grab bag, with everything from World Cup updates, to the revival of two staples of the free ski community. As always, we'll start things off by recapping the latest in Word Cup alpine action, before bringing you up to speed on the latest in Alterra's quest to develop Placer County's Olympic Valley. From there, we'll shift gears and make you hopeful for the return of Powder Magazine, before finally sharing the news that Red Bull Playstreets is back on the calendar for 2023 after a 4 year hiatus. Find out all you need to know and check out the best ski edits of the week in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
After what felt like a bit of a quiet period in the world of ski news, things took a turn this week as we have a slew of great stories to cover as well as a number of incredible ski edits. On the competitive side of life, we’ll start by recapping last week’s FIS alpine action, and bring you up to speed on the latest in the U.S.’s effort to host an upcoming edition of the Winter Olympics. Sticking with the competitive theme, we’ll also tell you all about the massive announcement that the FIS has just acquired the Freeride World Tour. Finally, we’ll round things out by shifting our focus away from competition and towards the human side of our sport as we share the story of how Annette Diggs is doing incredible work regarding making skiing more inclusive. Between these highlights and four top notch edits, this week’s Top Five Friday is certainly one you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!
This week in ski news, we’ve got plenty of FIS World Cup Alpine action to discuss as both the men and women had multiple races last weekend for the first time all season. We’ll bring you up to speed on the latest results before sharing a couple of excellent articles that were published this week highlighting a couple of rising Alpine stars. Plus, we’ll share a story out of Park City, UT where iPhones are placing calls to 911 on behalf of fallen skiers. Before we get into any of that though, we take a moment to promote our Annual Youth Skiing Fundraiser, where we’re giving away over $10,00 in skis and gear. Raffle tickets are now on sale for just $10/each. To learn more about this fundraiser and the rest of this week’s ski news, don’t hesitate to click through!
This week on Top Five Fridays, we’ve got plenty of FIS action to recap as the women’s alpine circuit finally got underway last weekend, highlighted by back to back Shiffrin wins. We’ll share those details as well preview of the upcoming races in Lake Louise and Killington, before shifting gears and recapping last weekend’s FIS Slopestyle event in Stubai. With the competitive action covered, we’ll share a new report that puts a number on the massive size of the Outdoor Industry, before finally wrapping things up with coverage of Frontier Airline’s new “Go Wild” pass, which offers unlimited flights for a year for just $799. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
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With winter underway here in North America, we’ve got plenty of news to discuss! First up, as always this time of year, are updates from the FIS World Tour, as the women’s circuit is finally set to get underway this weekend and Killington’s races have just been green lit for next weekend. From there, we’ll bring you up to speed on the latest reports covering the housing crisis in Vail, the gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and early signs of another season of traffic congestion. Finally, we’ll wrap things up by sharing a new ski company that hopes to bring a “shapeshifting” ski to the market, as well as a few excellent edits that you absolutely have to watch. Find out all you need to know in ski news in this week’s edition of Top Five Fridays!
Another week down, another total grab bag from the world of ski news! To kick things off, we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest from the FIS, where warm weather has resulted in yet another race cancelation due to snow quality. From there, we’ll do an about face as we tell you all about the incredible snowfall that blanketed the western United States this week, as well as some of the ski areas in the East who’ve started making snow. With weather out of the way, we’ll take a turn towards legal news as we share with you the latest regarding Alterra’s plans to develop Placer County’s Olympic Valley, and news of ski legend Dean Cummings be acquitted of murder charges. It’s a bit of a wild week here on Top Five Fridays, so we encourage you to drop in immediately- you won’t want to miss this one!
Despite multiple delays to the FIS World Cup alpine calendar, we still have plenty of U.S. Ski Team news to discuss this week as the U.S. Alpine team has just landed a major sponsorship deal that will positively impact every level of the sport. We’ll tell you more about that, as well as some thoughts from the Stifel U.S. Women’s Alpine Team speed coach in regards to shifting the FIS schedule to start and end later in the year. Plus, we have a major announcement from the world of X, as ESPN has just sold the X Games to a new sports investment firm. Finally, we’ll wrap things up this week with the latest news from Jason Levinthal whose innovative ways are bringing a new ski community hang out to Burlington, as well as a number of excellent edits that dropped this week. Find out all you need to know from the world of ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
Another week in the books, another Top Five Fridays to break down all the latest action in ski news! Unfortunately a number of event cancellations have limited the amount of competitive ski news we can bring you this week, but don’t worry, there was still plenty of activity worth recapping in the ski world. From Soelden GS and Big Air Chur results, to fresh perspectives from the U.S. Ski Team’s President, an antitrust lawsuit filed against a ski resort operator in Central New York, and an excitingly efficient snowmaking system, this week’s Top 5 Fridays is chock full of intriguing ski news you won’t want to miss. Click through to find out everything you need to know, and to watch five of our favorite edits from the week!
It’s a super special week here on Top Five Fridays for one very specific reason: the 2022-2023 North American ski season is officially underway! This week, a trio of midwestern ski resorts took advantage of cold weather and became the first to open for skiing and riding in the 2022-2023 season. In addition to this exciting news, the FIS season also kicks off this weekend, with a pair of giant slalom races in Soelden, and a Freeskiing Big Air event in Chur. We’ll share those details with you, tell you about a cool new unlimited demo program from Crystal Mountain, and share a number of excellent ski edits with you in this week’s edition of Top Five Fridays. Enjoy!
This week in ski news, we’ve got tons to talk about as we start with a double header of competitive previews, and follow up with two stories we think you’ll find highly interesting. To start, we’ll share recent comments made by Mikaela Shifrrin that have us feeling hopeful and excited for her upcoming season, as well as the full Freeride World Tour calendar. From there we’ll tell you about a new unionization effort in Park City, where the resort’s lift mechanics are hoping organization will lead to better wages. Finally, we end the week by highlighting the story of the 10th Mountain Division as President Biden announced this week that Camp Hale has officially been deemed a National Monument. Find out all you need to know about these stories, and check out the top ski edits of the week, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
This week in ski news, we’ve got a much lighter load of topics to discuss as compared to last week, thankfully. Kicking this week’s cycle off is official confirmation from the FIS that the U.S. is scheduled to host 10 FIS World Cup events- the most ever held on American soil in one season. We’ll share those details first, before moving on to a story from Crans-Montana where the energy crisis has already led to one canceled event this season. From there we’ll touch on some controversial news as we discuss the latest in the Stowe parking saga as well as the decision to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at a futuristic venue that doesn’t exist yet. Check out these stories as well as our favorite edits from the week in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
Unfortunately you’re likely already aware of the biggest news this week as ski mountaineering legend, and one of the most inspirational female skier ever, Hilaree Nelson, has passed away. With heavy heart, we do our best to pay her tribute this week before attempting to cover the rest of the ski news which feels trivial in comparison. On that list is another update from Utah’s ongoing ski transportation issue, Vail’s 2022 earnings report, and a highlight from U.S. Alpine Ski Racer Nina O’Brien as she returns to snow following a devastating leg injury. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays.
And we’re back, with another round of the most exciting ski news from the week! This time around, we’ve got a banner headline as Jay Peak Resort has finally been purchased after several years of legal limbo. We’ll tell you who bought the resort and how much they paid, as well as the latest legal status of Vail Resort’s effort to build affordable housing in the town of Vail, some exciting news from Faction Skis, and some winter predictions from the two Farmer’s Almanacs. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
Another week, another round of ski news! This time around, we’ve got a bunch of resort-centric news, but not in the way you might think. We’ll start by sharing an update from the FIS’s recent visit to Aspen, as well as updates from Sierra at Tahoe and Mayflower resort. Plus, we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest decisions regarding the transportation situation at Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon before rounding the week out with a highlight from Switzerland where ski lift operator Glacier 3000 is building what will likely become one of the most recognizable ski runs in the world. Spoiler alert: it includes a tunnel. Find out all you need to know about these headlines, and check out the best ski edits of the week, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!