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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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Trollhaugen Welcomes Snow, Skiers This Weekend

The snow may not be welcome for some people. but Trollhaugen ski resort in Dresser, Wis. is welcoming the return of winter – and they’ve opened up for skiers this weekend.

04/13/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Minnesota

Winter may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Check out these five ideas for end-of-winter activities.

03/02/2013

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Cross-Country Skiers Brave The ‘Birkie’ In Hayward

Thousands of skiers traveled to Wisconsin for the 40th annual American Birkebiner – the largest cross-country ski race in North America.

02/23/2013

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Vonn’s Injury An Example Of Women’s Increased Risk Of ACL Issues

On Tuesday, Minnesota native and Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn took a terrifying spill in the Alpine World Championships in Austria, tearing two knee ligaments.

02/05/2013

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Lindsey Vonn Crashes

Lindesy Vonn is seriously injured after a tumble in the Woman’s Super-G on the opening day of the alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria.

02/05/2013

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Last-Minute Snow Saves City Of Lakes Loppet

Sunday’s snow has been great news for a big cross-country ski event in Minneapolis. The City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival will go on with no major changes.

01/28/2013

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Spirit Mountain To Close Early Due To Frigid Temps

Spirit Mountain Ski Area and Adventure Park in Duluth will have reduced hours on Sunday and Monday due to an extremely cold temperature forecast.

01/19/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Skiing Area

Thousands of votes came in over the last couple of weeks, as we tried to find the best ski area in the state. Places a little closer to metro like Wild Mountain got huge support on Facebook. But the spot with the most votes lies just an hour from the Canadian border — Lutsen Mountains on Lake Superior’s North Shore.

01/12/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is The Best Ski Area In Minnesota?

There’s Lutsen, Buck Hill, Welch Village, Wild Mountain, Afton Alps, and many others. But we want to know: Which of Minnesota’s ski areas is your favorite?

01/07/2013

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Skiers And Snowboarders: Head To MOA

Skiers and snowboarders listen up, you may have had to endure a wimpy winter last year, but right now is the time to get geared up for what’s to come.

10/20/2012

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Vonn Sets Record For Most World Cup Points

Lindsey Vonn set a women’s record for the most World Cup points in a season after finishing eighth in Saturday’s slalom. The race was won by Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria.

03/17/2012

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Vonn Wins Giant Slalom, Clinches Overall Title

Lindsey Vonn of the United States won the World Cup giant slalom race in Are on Friday to clinch her fourth overall title.

03/09/2012

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Disabled, Visually Impaired Skiers Competing In Mpls

Cross-country skiers know just how physically demanding that sport can, but try facing that challenge without use of your legs or the ability to see the trail ahead of you.

02/02/2012

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Snow Business Gets Slow Start To Season

It may be starting to feel like winter in the Twin Cities, but it is not really looking like it with the lack of snow. With snowfall totals well below normal, ski hills had a late and slow start to the season.

01/18/2012

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Lindsey Vonn Finds Success With New Coach

By any measure, Lindsey Vonn’s impending divorce is not affecting her on the slopes. If anything, it’s motivated her.

01/16/2012

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Top Places For Minnesota Skiing And Snowboarding

When old man winter sets in, sometimes we forget how good we have it in our own backyard, and when it comes to skiing and snowboarding, we’ve got some great spots to get you up and moving this winter. Here’s a list of some of the best slopes near the Twin Cities.

12/10/2011

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Burnsville’s Buck Hill Now Open

Our first blast of winter may have caused some problems on the roads. But it was certainly welcome by people who love to play in the snow.

11/21/2011

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DNR Seeks To Let Lutsen Draw Water For Snowmaking

The Department of Natural Resources is taking steps to let the popular Lutsen Mountains ski area keep drawing water for its snowmaking operations.

10/26/2011

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Heart Attack Killed Skier At Welch Village

An autopsy shows the skier who crashed into a chair lift tower post at Welch Village Ski Area in southeastern Minnesota died of a heart attack.

03/30/2011

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