Category Archives: Skiing

Canadian ski cross skier Nik Zoricic, 29, remembered for his nerve, daring in a dangerous sport

GRINDELWALD, Switzerland – Teammates and fellow ski cross competitors made a memorial run Sunday down the course the killed Canadian Nik Zoricic, leaving flowers at the spot where he died a day earlier in a crash during a race. “We

Canadian ski cross skier Nik Zoricic, 29, remembered for his nerve, daring in a dangerous sport

GRINDELWALD, Switzerland – Teammates and fellow ski cross competitors made a memorial run Sunday down the course the killed Canadian Nik Zoricic, leaving flowers at the spot where he died a day earlier in a crash during a race. “We

Ski champion Jill Kinmont Boothe, paralyzed on an icy slope, became an inspirational teacher

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Jill Kinmont Boothe, a champion ski racer whose struggle to recuperate from a paralyzing fall on an icy slope became the subject of the popular 1975 film “The Other Side of the Mountain,” died Thursday in

Ski champion Jill Kinmont Boothe, paralyzed on an icy slope, became an inspirational teacher

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Jill Kinmont Boothe, a champion ski racer whose struggle to recuperate from a paralyzing fall on an icy slope became the subject of the popular 1975 film “The Other Side of the Mountain,” died Thursday in

Winner of Olympic ski jump, Jiri Raska, 70, has been called the best Czech skier ever

(Editor’s note: On my last visit to Prague a few years ago, I bought, at a mountaineering store, a map of the mountains outside the city. I look forward to seeing the slopes that Jiri Raska flew over. My apologies

Winner of Olympic ski jump, Jiri Raska, 70, has been called the best Czech skier ever

(Editor’s note: On my last visit to Prague a few years ago, I bought, at a mountaineering store, a map of the mountains outside the city. I look forward to seeing the slopes that Jiri Raska flew over. My apologies

Defending Winter X Games ski champion Sarah Burke was first woman to land a 1080 in competition

SALT LAKE CITY — Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke succumbed to injuries Thursday morning that she sustained in a fall Jan. 10 while training in the superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort. University of Utah officials confirmed in a statement

Defending Winter X Games ski champion Sarah Burke was first woman to land a 1080 in competition

SALT LAKE CITY — Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke succumbed to injuries Thursday morning that she sustained in a fall Jan. 10 while training in the superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort. University of Utah officials confirmed in a statement