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Afton Alps Getting Ready For Opening Weekend Of Skiing

The snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.

11/14/2014

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Slopes Open For Ski Season At Wild Mountain

It may be October, but skiing’s happening right now at Wild Mountain Ski Area near Taylors Falls.

10/31/2014

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2-26-14 Minnesota Winter…Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Minnesota….Glass Half Full or Glass Half Empty? Dave had some fun this morning getting listeners to chime in about what is actually good about this winter. Here’s a few examples…do you have more to share?

02/26/2014

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City Of Lakes Loppet Festival: Biggest One Yet

It’s the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.

02/02/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Dresser, Wis. (Day 2)

Frank and Chris had great fun during their second day in Dresser, Wis. on Friday. The guys headed to Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, which has activities for every age and ability. There’s skiing and snowboarding, of course, and it’s all on perfectly groomed runs that help keep you upright. And they’re open until 3 a.m. on Friday nights!

01/31/2014

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Outdoor Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.

01/19/2014

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Wis. Teen Welcomes New Year After Heart Attack

The new year is starting out on a high note for a Wisconsin teenager who nearly died on the slopes of Afton Alps. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was snowboarding with his brothers Saturday afternoon, when he had a heart attack.

12/31/2013

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‘It’s Really, Really Nice’: Snowboarder On Afton Alps’ $10M Makeover

Afton Alps has been a family business for the last 50 years. But Reents’ family is marking its silver anniversary with change.

12/20/2013

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Thrillist Snow Guide: Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado is one of the largest single-mountain ski resorts in the world. Here’s a snow guide to a winter day in the ski town.

12/12/2013

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

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No Vonn On New Course; May Return In Lake Louise

The new Beaver Creek downhill course features a gliding section near the start for a skier to drop into a tuck and build speed. There are technical turns in the middle, followed by a steep part — maybe the steepest on the World Cup circuit — and then a giant jump at the finish.

11/26/2013

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Lindsey Vonn Crashes While Prepping For Return To Racing

Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn has crashed while training ahead of her return to racing following major knee surgery.

11/19/2013

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Buck Hill Opening Wednesday For Its 60th Year

Don’t be surprised if you see snow-making machines busy at work Wednesday morning south of the Twin Cities. Buck Hill, one of the most popular ski hills in the Twin Cities, announced that it’s opening for the 2013-14 ski season at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

11/13/2013

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Vonn Puts Off Return From Knee Surgery For A Month

Still recovering from right knee surgery, Lindsey Vonn has decided to skip Saturday’s season-opening race in Austria, preferring to return next month. Vonn has been training on the glacier in Soelden for the last week and made her decision Wednesday.

10/23/2013

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Vonn Skis In Chile, Optimistic About Knee Rehab

Lindsey Vonn is skiing in Chile and way ahead of her rehab schedule with the Sochi Olympics five months away. The four-time World Cup overall champion returned to the slopes over the weekend nearly seven months after her injury.

09/02/2013

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