Ski and snowboarding season is in full swing at Afton Alps. The hill is open, with 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks. And there’s plenty of snow!
As the Sochi Olympics loom, this is, without doubt, the documentary to see. Directed by Lucy Walker, The Crash Reel is a powerful and sobering look at the blood on the snow of the action sports world that forces us to question our devotion to sports cliches like “go big or go home.”
Afton Alps was created in 1963 by three local farmers, and over the decades thousands of Minnesotans have skied and worked there.
A former employee at a Burnsville, Minn. ski hill is accused of stealing snowboards there and trying to sell them. Twenty-seven-year-old Brenton Troy Gerholdt, of Northfield, has been charged with two felony counts of theft and receiving stolen property.
A chair lift accident left two people injured at a ski resort in Wabasha, Minn., Saturday afternoon authorities said.