Alpine Skiing

New England News
10:40 am
Sun March 22, 2015

Seven Injured In Lift Accident At Sugarloaf

Tweeted photo: A snowboarder is rescued during the lift evacuation at Sugarloaf.

Seven people have been injured in a chairlift accident at a Maine ski area, though none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Sugarloaf Mountain Resort spokesman Ethan Austin says four of the injured were taken to a hospital for treatment.

About 200 people were riding the King Pine quad lift Saturday morning when the lift stopped, then went backward. The lift was stopped and evacuated.

The resort says the injured were treated by ski patrol and taken off the mountain to emergency medical responders at the scene.

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New England Snapshot
3:19 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Auditor Says Vermont Should Charge Ski Resorts More For Use Of State Lands

Killington Resort is one of several large ski areas in Vermont that are under lease agreements allowing them to use land owned by the state. State Auditor Doug Hoffer thinks the ski areas aren't paying enough and wants to charge higher rates.
Chandler Burgess Ap Photo/Killington Resort

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 2:57 pm

Some of the state’s largest ski areas owe their success to lease agreements that allow them to use land owned by the state of Vermont. But State Auditor Doug Hoffer says the state ought to be charging higher rates for use of this pristine mountain land.

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NH News
3:10 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Franconia Ski Racer Killed By Avalanche In Austria

Credit Photo Courtesy of USSA

  A member of the US Alpine Ski Team from New Hampshire has been killed in an avalanche in Austria.

Ronnie Berlack of Franconia was one of two skiers who perished in the accident. Twenty-year-old Berlack was one of seven skiers named to the US ski team’s development squad last spring. He had finished in the top twenty in two events in last year’s US championships in Squaw Valley.

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NH News
8:55 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Spring Skiing In Tuckerman Is Best It's Been In Decades

A racer on the headwall in 1934 American Inferno, a race from the top of Mt. Washington to bottom passing through the ravine.
New England Ski Museum

It’s a given: on spring weekends, if there’s good weather forecast, by 7 am the Tuckerman’s Ravine parking lot will be overflowing with hundreds of cars.

Tuckerman’s is one of the most storied backcountry ski slopes in the country, and every spring thousands of skiers brave avalanches and ice-falls to test themselves against the steep slope. On a crowded day, there are estimates that as many as 3,000 people make the trek up to the bowl.

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Word of Mouth
12:02 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Top 10 Lost Ski Sites In New Hampshire

Thorn Mountain

Do you ski or snowboard? Do you find yourself going to the same crowded slopes all winter long? Do you need a change? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you need to discover (or rediscover) New Hampshire's 175 lost ski areas. The New England Lost Ski Areas Project (NELSAP) founded by Jeremy Davis has dedicated a website to sharing information, pictures, and brochures for those long lost ski spots. Even Concord, NHPR's hometown, has some lost gems at Russel's Pond and Snow Pond. Chances are, there's a hidden ski slope near year.

Here is Jeremy's list of the top 10 lost ski sites in New Hampshire:

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NH News
5:30 am
Sun February 2, 2014

With One Week To Go, 23 With Granite State Ties Slated For Sochi

Credit LI Phil / Flickr CC

With a little less than a week to go to the start of the Olympic Games, 23 athletes with New Hampshire connections are set to represent to United States in Sochi.

With a number of strong boarding school winter sport programs in the state, distinguishing who is a “New Hampshire athlete” and who isn’t can be a challenge. But here’s a general list of who’s who.

·         Nick Alexander, Lebanon, Ski Jumping

·         Gillian Apps, Dartmouth College, Hockey*

·         Kacey Bellamy, University of New Hampshire, Hockey*

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