| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Here's what to watch for at the Olympics:
FRESH YOUNG FACES, GOING PLACES
Sarah Hendrickson, 19, ski jumping: The 95-pound dynamo already has won 22 World Cup medals and was gold medalist at the 2013 World Championships. She will be competing just...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:18 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Last April, when the pre-Olympic winter sports season ended, the optimist and pessimist weighed in about U.S. medal chances for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Back then, the optimist liked the U.S. to improve its record total of 37...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:29 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The first few days of training on the slopestyle course at the Sochi Olympics did not go smoothly.
Two snowboarders crashed and were carried away on stretchers as much of the field grumbled about treacherous rails and jumps with...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:01 PM
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL (NORMAL HILL)
When: Feb. 12.
Best of the U.S.: Four-time Olympian Billy Demong and five-time Olympian Todd Lodwick.
Best of the rest: Jason Lamy Chappuis of France is the defending champion.
U.S. chances to medal: Lodwick finished...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:37 PM
You may be sick of snow. But it's only the beginning of February and even Punxsutawney Phil told us we're in for six more weeks of winter. So we might as well just grin and embrace it. That's what Emmaus and Allentown are doing this weekend, with...
| Dec 23, 2013
This December has been particularly cold and snowy, and that is just fine for those who choose to embrace the season and take advantage of the winter sports in the area.
"Unlike most people, we're always praying for snow," said Greg Kogut, president...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:42 PM
You just know it's going to be a good snow sports season when ski resorts open by Thanksgiving. Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton and Bear Creek Mountain Resort near Macungie both opened well ahead of the mid-December curve this season, and the public...
| Dec 10, 2013
Three-time Olympian Kikkan Randall was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she made her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Games. While the cross-country skier will have to wait until the end of January to learn if she has won a spot to compete at the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
At the 2012 ESPYs, Paralympic track gold medalist Tatyana McFadden mentioned her interest in competitive skiing to Alana Nichols, the first U.S. woman to win gold medals in the summer (wheelchair basketball) and winter (alpine skiing) Paralympics.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:36 PM
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — This resort sometimes gets brushed aside because of all the attention showered on its big sibling just down the road, Vail.
But labeling Beaver Creek as an intimate little resort isn't entirely accurate. In addition to the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Want to be king of winter for a day?
Step right up would-be Ice Queens, too. Sit right down on the ice throne — the largest snow structure in ski country at Keystone Resort, complete with ice slide and kid-sized tunnel.
"Really fun," said...
| Nov 24, 2013
Living in Chicago means having a complimentary lifetime pass to complain about winter all you like. But true Chicagoans know when to bury that pass deep in their parka pockets and embrace the season.
Here are some ideas for making the most of winter and...