Snow Sports

The Great Yank-Euro Ski-Off

THE YANK: MICAH BLACK Black, 36, is an all-star jock by any measure. In 1995, he became the first American to snowboard the north face of Chamonix's infamous 12,605-foot Aiguille du...

The Great Yank-Euro Ski-Off

THOUGH THEY MET ONLY YESTERDAY, Micah Black and Dominique Perret are touching noses on top of Whistler Mountain, the world-famous snow-clogged ski resort nestled in southwestern British Columbia...

The Great Yank-Euro Ski-Off

THE CHALLENGE:Wash dishes at Garibaldi Lift Company, a bustling slopeside bar/restaurant.OBJECTIVE:To regain an appreciation for the little people in...

The Great Yank-Euro Ski-Off

BLACK WON THREE challenges (steep skiing, dishwashing, and straight-lining) to Perret's two (throwing a shoe and partying). So, technically, Black is our winner....

K2 T1 Snowboarding Boots

Here's the disclaimer K2 should include with its T1 snowboarding boots:...

North American Ice Hockey Gets a Euro Grounding

Monday, February 20Turin hit full stride this weekend, jammed with people as the XX Giochi Olimpici Invernali passed the mezzo point. Heavy snow in the mountains forced the...

Hockey, Cinema, Culture, and Cuisine in Turin

Friday, February 17Back into Turin, and time for some hockey and a little culture. The Swiss stunned the Czechs yesterday behind the goaltending of David Aebischer (the NHL's...

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