Snow Lovers, Businesses Rejoice Over Post-Christmas AccumulationFive days into the start of winter and most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin saw the first snow fall of the season. The timing could not be better for businesses that see a boost when the flakes start falling.
Let It (Man-Made) Snow In BloomingtonThere is talk of snow in the weather. But ever since it started getting cold enough, ski hills have been making it. Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area in Bloomington have been making snow since last week, and the runs are looking good.
Ski, Snowboard Season In Full Swing At Afton AlpsSki 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!
Movie Blog: 'Crash Reel' ReviewAs 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 Ready For Vail MakeoverAfton Alps was created in 1963 by three local farmers, and over the decades thousands of Minnesotans have skied and worked there.
Ski Hill Worker Charged With Selling Stolen SnowboardsA 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.
Police: Chair Lift Collapses, Injures 2 In WabashaA chair lift accident left two people injured at a ski resort in Wabasha, Minn., Saturday afternoon authorities said.