| Jan 26, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Anchorage is the perfect environment for an aspiring cross-country skier, but Kikkan Randall was also blessed with the bloodline to turn that opportunity into success.
“I had an aunt and uncle that were Olympians in cross-country skiing,”...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 9:00 PM
While many people have had enough snow, the 2001 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games being held Feb. 13-15 need it.
Sue Putman, competition coordinator for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, said they need natural snow to compete. For four...
| Sep 7, 2010
Attention Olympic hopefuls: If you want to minimize your risk of injury, you're better off competing in a Summer Games sport than a Winter Games event.
That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed 287 injury reports from the 2010 Winter Games in...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 6:32 AM
Now past the holidays, New Year's and the Super Bowl, we are staring down the barrel of gray February and temperamental March.
But don't think about that. Think instead about avoiding those winter blues.
"Exercise does elevate your endorphins, which...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Rarely do the athletes competing in an event spend most of their day reminding everyone watching that winning isn’t the most important part of sport.
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games is that kind of event.
“The athletes are...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 12:36 AM
Mild temperatures and the forecast of rain have caused St. Joseph County Parks to close innertubing hills, cross-country skiing and snow-shoe activities for the season.
While St. Patrick’s and Ferrettie-Baugo Creek county parks have snowmaking...
| Nov 12, 2011
While running through the slick streets of Minnesota on a particularly cold and wet winter day in 1975, cross-country skier Ed Pauls was moved to wonder: Could he come up with an exercise machine that would allow him to practice skiing indoors?
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:27 PM
The ski jumping program in Anchorage got a running start this summer, as the Karl Eid Ski Jumps near Hilltop Ski Area received a much-needed makeover thanks to thousands of dollars in donations and hours of work by local volunteers.
"The 40-meter jump,...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:48 AM
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Sandwiched between the magnificence of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains, Grand Marais seems ho-hum. But don't let its disheveled downtown deceive. This is one of the best bases for exploring the North Shore. Stay in a...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:44 AM
Some years, Connecticut gets barely enough snow to make a snowball. Other years, when the snow falls fast and deep, there are plenty of opportunities for cross-country skiing.
Just a few places in the state offer groomed trails, where machines...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:37 AM
SEATTLE — When winter slithers into Seattle, bringing dank darkness, it's easy to hide in the house and yearn for spring.
Instead, head for the snow and go cross-country skiing.
Within about a half-day's drive of Seattle are world-class...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:46 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — The Porter clan, 14 strong, were assembled at Park City Ski Resort for the last ski run of the family's annual winter reunion. But Nick, 14, and Andrew, 12, oldest of the cousins, had other ideas.
"Aw, Mom, this is our last chance...