Were excited to announce that the 2015/2016 AFP World Tour Calendar is now live! Check it out at afpworldtour.com/calendar so you can start planning which events youll be attending and competing in this winter.
Anchorage, AK – Purchasers will have to wait until March to climb aboard, but tickets to Alaska’s popular Ski Train will go on sale today to Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) members, continuing a 40-year tradition. The general public will get their crack at any remaining seats next month. Tickets for the rail ride … Continue reading Alaska Ski Train Tickets Go on Sale Today →
Taylors Falls, MI – Minnesota’s Wild Mountain ski area, northeast of the Twin Cities, will host its annual Open House & Equipment Swap this weekend. Swap hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, Saturday and Sunday. Those wishing to sell equipment may drop it off each day from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. now … Continue reading Wild Mountain Open House and Equipment Swap This Weekend →
Québec City (QC), Canada – After 16 years as a stop on the FIS Snowboard World Cup, Québec’s annual Jamboree is undergoing a makeover this winter.The organizers of the event have decided to focus on the urban appeal of the sport by hosting the entire event in downtown Québec. Running from February 12 to 14, 2016 at Québec City’s Îlot Fleurie, … Continue reading Quebec’s Snowboard World Cup Jamboree Goes Urban →
Portland, ME – Fall has now arrived, and Maine skiing celebrated with the first snowmaking test of the season at Sunday River last week. There is excitement and optimism among the state’s ski area operators based on last winter’s strong 1.3 million skier visit attendance mark, and substantial summer improvements across the state — from the small community … Continue reading Maine Ski Areas Upgrade for 2015-16 →
Instead of a formal journalistic recount of the weekends events, what youre about to read is a bunch of shout outs. We handem out like Oprah hands out cars.
Snoqualmie Pass, WA – The Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum has opened its doors on Snoqualmie Pass. The 501(c)3 non-profit will maintain a “soft opening” with limited hours Wednesdays through Sundays until its scheduled grand opening celebration on October 10. The museum features exhibits celebrating Washington’s ski resorts past and present, skiing history, personalities, 39 … Continue reading Ski Museum Opens in Washington →
Denver, CO – On Tuesday, Colorado’s highest court heard arguments surrounding whether or not a ski resort has a responsibility to skiers to eliminate avalanches within its boundaries, in a case likely to have weighty implications on Colorado’s Ski Safety Act. The case against Winter Park Resort operator Intrawest was filed in May of 2012 by the family of … Continue reading Colorado’s Top Court Hears Arguments in Winter Park Avalanche Death →
Zanesfield, OH – State fire investigators have been unable to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed the base lodge at Ohio’s largest ski area on September 16th. Officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau say that an electrical problem or discarded cigarette may have started the inferno at Mad River Mountain, … Continue reading Cause of Ohio Ski Area Base Lodge Fire to Remain a Mystery →
Italy – Italian authorities have identified the body of a Canadian skier who went missing 35 years ago. An unusually warm summer in the Italian Alps caused glacial melt that revealed the body of Gregory Barnes in a crevasse. According to the a report published by the CBC, Barnes, then 24, was ski touring from a … Continue reading Authorities Find Body of Skier Missing for 35 Years →