Canadian freeskiing star Sarah Burke, who had been under critical care with serious head injuries since a fall in the superpipe on Jan. 10, passed away Thursday at the University of Utah Hospital. Burke, 29, sustained her injuries while training in the Eagle Superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort. She landed badly after attempting a spinning trick and struck her head after tumbling to the bottom of the icy U-shaped pipe.The famous athlete, a four-time X Games champion..Read More →
Professional skier Jamie Pierre was killed Sunday afternoon by an avalanche he triggered while he and a friend were snowboarding at Utah's Snowbird Ski Resort. The resort had not yet opened for the season and conditions throughout the area were hazardous in the aftermath of a major storm.Pierre, 38, a backcountry specialist who had appeared in numerous films and in 2006 set a world record with a 255-foot cliff jump, was swept hundreds of feet over a rocky cliff at Snowbird's..Read More →
Chuck Patterson had grown up skiing dangerous big-mountain terrain; he had also surfed plenty of large, thunderous waves. But never, until recently, had he or anyone else donned skis and used them to surf the gargantuan swells at a notoriously treacherous spot called Jaws, off the Hawaiian island of Maui.Patterson, a popular freeskier and trained racer from Lake Tahoe, who spends part of each winter in Hawaii, traveled to Jaws recently to greet an arriving swell (see..Read More →
Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 28, 2010) - The Ski Channel Film Tour transcended its own genre when some 1500 athletes, celebrities, skiers and new found snow sport enthusiasts braved Hollywood traffic and pouring rain to pack the Mann's Chinese Theatre for a sold out world premiere of "The Story." The 7:00 pm showing saw premiere-goers spilling into the aisles and exceeded the iconic theatre's 1250-seat capacity, prompting a second overflow showing of "The Story" at 9:45 pm. As snow..Read More →
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