• Vermont Feb 9

    Vt. Groups Drop Barriers to Winter Recreation, Citing Health Benefits

    Free loaner programs for outdoor winter gear are up and running across Vermont, as communities encourage people to stay active and get outdoors during the pandemic. The Hard’Ack Recreation Area in St. Albans has free terrain for skiing or snowboarding, as well as a sledding hill and trails for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. Hard’Ack is free to visit, though...

  • Cannon Mountain Jan 11

    2 Snowboarders Rescued After Losing Trail on NH Mountain

    Two snowboarders were rescued from Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire last week after losing the trail amid whiteout conditions. Tristan Malone, 28, of Windham, New Hampshire, and Colin Begin, 25, of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, decided Friday to head to the top of the mountain for another run when they lost the trail amidst white-out conditions. Despite trying to find…

  • monolith Dec 30, 2020

    Just Some Wild Photos of People Snowboarding on a Monolith in Vermont

    When a group of Vermont snowboarders saw in the news that one of those mysterious monoliths cropping up around the world appeared in their home state, they instantly knew they had to trek up a mountain and try some tricks on it. Mike Garceau, Tucker Zink and Devon Gulick used their expertise — all three make their livings around snowboarding…

  • COVID-19 Apr 16, 2020

    Snowboarding Giant Makes Coronavirus Donations in Late Founder's Name

    Burton, the Vermont-based company widely credited with inventing the sport of snowboarding, then leading its growth into a global industry, was praised Wednesday for its work helping others during the coronavirus crisis. “I feel, personally, so fortunate to be governor of this great state, where in a crisis like this, we can rely on each other to get through it,”…

  • Special Olympics Jan 24, 2020

    ‘It Meant a Lot:' Vt. Special Olympian Competes in International Event

    A young man from southern Vermont got a real thrill Thursday, when he competed in an internationally-broadcast race—while teamed up with an Olympic gold medalist. “It was a lot of fun,” said Dustin Hollister, 18, of Searsburg, describing his opportunity to represent Vermont at the 2020 X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Hollister competed in the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding event,…

  • Dustin Hollister Jan 23, 2020

    Special Olympics Vt. Athlete Competes at X Games

    A young man from southern Vermont had the thrill of a lifetime Thursday competing in a major race while teaming up with an Olympic gold medalist.

  • snowboarding Dec 16, 2019

    Snowboarder Dies After Triggering Avalanche in Utah

    The Utah Avalanche Center says a 45-year-old snowboarder was killed Sunday after he was caught in an avalanche that he unintentionally triggered and was buried. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the male snowboarder left Canyons Village in Park City via a back-country exit gate at the top of the 9990 lift to access Dutch Draw, He triggered the avalanche...

  • avalanche Dec 16, 2019

    Snowboarder Dies After Getting Caught in Avalanche

    A 45-year-old snowboarder was killed Sunday after he was caught in an avalanche that he unintentionally triggered and was buried, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. (Video by KTVX)

  • Holiday Activites Dec 16, 2019

    Hundreds of Santas Ski, Snowboard to Raise Climate Change Awareness

    Hundreds of people in candy cane-colored suits gathered at the bottom of a mountain in the Angeles National Forest Sunday morning to ride the chairlift together, up to the top. Once there, the throng zoomed down the snowy slope at Mountain High Resorts. One woman bundled up in the familiar getup laughed and trudged back up the mountain with her…

  • PRESIDENT Nov 27, 2019

    This New England Ski Area Won't Open This Winter

    The president of a Maine ski area has announced he will not be opening this winter. Due to “several personal and business-related challenges,” Eaton Mountain president David Beers said on the company’s website that they would be taking the 2019-20 winter season off to re-access.

  • Beijing Mar 19, 2018

    Canadian Snowboarder Wins Olympic Bronze After Life-Threatening Wipeout

    Nearly a year ago , Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris broke his arm, pelvis, jaw and ribs after a fall while filming in a remote area of British Columbia. His spleen also ruptured and his lung collapsed....
    And yet there he was in the final of the Pyeongchang Games, right in the mix during a back-and-forth contest won by American teenager Red...

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Gold Medalist Red Gerard Squeaks Into Big Air Finals

    Gold medalist Red Gerard just made the cut for the big air final, placing sixth out of six riders to advance. Gerard pulled off a backside triple corksrew 1440, the same trick he landed to win gold in slopestyle.

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Halfpipe Veteran Kelly Clark Talks About Mentoring Chloe Kim

    Team USA’s Kelly Clark, the most-decorated female snowboarder, is competing in her fifth Olympic Games. She shares what it’s like to mentor a new generation of boarders. Clark recently was honored with the Order of Ikkos medal, given for outstanding peer coaching by Chloe Kim and the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Canada Mar 19, 2018

    USOC Sports Chief: We'll Take a Hard Look at US Performance

    The U.S. Olympic team will leave Pyeongchang with its lowest medal haul in 20 years — a number even worse than it looks because of all the new, American-friendly sports that have been added to the program over the past two decades. The U.S. team went into the final day of action Sunday with 23 medals and an outside chance...

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Top Contenders Crash in Women's Slopestyle

    Some of the top contenders had trouble landing their tricks in women’s slopestyle snowboarding, but the competitors who fell have a second run to go for a medal.

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Ledecka Gets Second Olympic Gold, This Time in Snowboarding

    Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom Saturday to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the Winter Games. The Czech star, top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never a threat until now in skiing, is the first to win gold medals...

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Shaun White's Historic Third Gold Medal Win

    Shaun White made history with his latest gold medal win, he’s the first snowboarder to win three Olympic gold medals. White had a near-perfect score, landing back-to-back 1440s and scoring 97.75 points.

  • PRESIDENT Mar 19, 2018

    Team Finland Brings Out the Needles and Yarn in Pyeongchang

    The Olympic Games are the highest echelon of sports. And the Finnish team in Pyeongchang has found a crafty way to deal with the stress of the competition. Finland’s snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen made waves on social media when he was filmed casually knitting at the slopestyle starting gate earlier this week while Finnish snowboarder Roope Tonteri prepared for his...

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Jamie Anderson on Top After 1st of 2 Runs

    Landing where some of her rivals fell, Jamie Anderson pulled off an impressive first run, scoring 83.00 points and putting her in gold medal position.

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Jamie Anderson Wins Gold, Her Second in a Row

    Snowboarder Jamie Anderson won her second consecutive gold medal in slopestyle on Monday. Anderson put up a strong first run that held up through a second round of competition.

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