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Kris Freeman has a shot at nordic gold—if he can find his sweet spot
The last time the U.S. led the final medal count at a Winter Games, in 1932, only 17 nations took part, dogsled racing was an exhibition sport, and alpine skiing wasn't even on the program. Since then, Norway, Germany, and Russia have controlled the Olympics like an Axis of Snow, while Americans still cling to 1980's Miracle on Ice. But a look at the talent poo
The U.S. men's ski team, once equal to the world's best, has spent a generation falling short of past glories. But the bad boys of alpine racing are back—with a killer gleam in their eyes. Here's how the Yanks rebuilt the beast from the boots up.
Alpine skiing we can do. Ditto hockey. But bobsledding? Ski jumping? Some winter sports seem about as accessible as Dick Cheney. But getting started in these cold-weather exotics is easier than you think, and you can do it at some of the best facilities in the world.
Spring in Your Step
Winter Olympics 2006 Blogspot
Follow all the action from Turin and the Piedmont Alps as the 20th Winter Olympics gets underway in Italy
Spring in Your Step
Ski all you want with our 21-day late-winter plan for optimizing shoulder-season fitness
Your Piece of the Pie (cont.)
Deer Valley, Utah; Whistler, British Columbia
Your Piece of the Pie
With more and more A-list resorts offering up fractional ownership opportunities, living the dream on some of your favorite powder grounds and being pampered like a rock star is becoming a reality
The man who defined steep and deep meets a tragic end
When it comes to adventure kingdoms, all roads eventually lead to California. Here's where to find the Golden State's secret stash.
You don't always need a bird to find powdery perfection in British Columbia
Where's a good place for cross-country skiing in Yellowstone?
I'm trying to plan a winter backcountry/nordic ski trip in Yellowstone or somewhere else in the Rockies and not sure where to go. I'd like to stay either in cabins along a set route or ideally in some sort of base lodge and do day trips from there. I've got some experience nordic skiing and alpine skiing but not much backcountry skiing, so it can't be too technical. Any ideas? John Washington, D.C.