She grew up in Minnesota and has fast-tracked her way to the best of the best. Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier who wants to let young girls know that self-esteem is the key to anything. She is the ultimate on slopes from Minnesota, and in some respects, in the world.
Now that spring is here, it’s time to put away your skis and snowboards. It’s the final weekend to hit the slopes at many area ski hills. Saturday is the last day to ski at Wild Mountain.
No American woman had ever won a major championship medal in a long distance cross-country skiing race before Tuesday.
Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
The temperature is dropping, but the action on the ice is heating up in high school hockey.
The beautiful Luminary Loppet drew thousands to Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis Saturday night. Volunteers created 1,200 ice luminaries that lit a beautiful path. Organizers of the City of Lakes Loppet announced earlier this week that it would be a walking-only event because there wasn’t enough snow on the lake.
Some kids who don’t usually get to enjoy winter sports were able to hit the ski hill Saturday. Eighteen kids who are getting treatment at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare spent the day skiing at Buck Hill.
Here’s a look at five of the best family-friendly ski resorts in America.
Ten years after they shut down, the slopes of Detroit Mountain are alive again. It’s the result of millions of dollars in donations from a community that missed having skiing, snowboarding and tubing close by.
Lindsey Vonn never thought she would make it this far.
Perhaps that’s why, after matching the World Cup’s all-time record for wins Sunday, she rated it “right below” her Olympic gold medal on her long list of career achievements.
Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper won the bronze at the Sochi Olympics and Gold at the 2013 X Games. He did some skiing at Afton Alps Saturday before hosting a Q&A session with young skiers and riders.
Plan an exciting getaway where you can spend the day skiing down the mountainside, the afternoon getting a massage and the evening sipping on hot cocoa by the fire.
Spirit Mountain announced they will be closed Sunday due to the extreme temperatures expected. According to Spirit Mountain officials, the Duluth ski destination will be closed on Jan. 4 due to “incoming extremely low temperatures and intense chill factors.”
If you’ve ever wanted to try skiing or snowboarding, why not attempt it in 2015 by starting with a lesson. With that in mind, WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak — both skiers — decided to branch out and try snowboarding.
For snowboarders Alex Olsson and Joey Titus, the slopes of Buck Hill were all theirs Monday afternoon.
From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.
Hundreds of high school skiers were in Taylors Falls Friday for one of Minnesota’s biggest and most competitive downhill ski competitions — the Wild Mountain Invitational. It’s a good, early test to see who will be contenders at the state meet in February.
Despite what many people believe, a ski vacation can be taken without breaking the bank.
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.
It may be October, but skiing’s happening right now at Wild Mountain Ski Area near Taylors Falls.
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?
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.
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!
Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.
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.