skiing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: Running The Snowy Range Ski Area Is A Family Affair http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-running-snowy-range-ski-area-family-affair <p>Becky and Aaron Maddox own the Snowy Range Ski Area west of Laramie.&nbsp; Becky is a fourth generation Laramie resident, and Aaron grew up in Steamboat Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>The couple grew up skiing, and their love for the sport motivated them to invest their lives in Snowy Range.&nbsp; Becky and Aaron describe how the ski area is not only their business, but is their passion, their family, and their life.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:48:12 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 54190 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Running The Snowy Range Ski Area Is A Family Affair Outdoor Enthusiasts Lock Horns Over Emerging Sport Of Snow Biking http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/outdoor-enthusiasts-lock-horns-over-emerging-sport-snow-biking <p>If you’ve been out snow shoeing or cross country skiing this winter, you may have noticed bicycle tire marks on the trails. That’s because of a new sport called snow biking. It’s gaining popularity fast, and cyclists and bike shops are thrilled. But some <em>skiers</em> feel the bikes present safety risks. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:08:53 +0000 Willow Belden 53724 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Outdoor Enthusiasts Lock Horns Over Emerging Sport Of Snow Biking Wyoming Stories Podcast #4 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-4 <p>Stories from Jackson Hole about historic skiing, an indestructible skirt, and overcoming obstacles.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:14:31 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 53467 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #4 Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bill-briggs-makes-history-skiing-grand-teton <p>Bill Briggs, a Dartmouth graduate from Maine, moved to Jackson Hole and became North America’s “father of extreme skiing.” In Jackson he worked as a climbing and ski guide for many years, driven by his own passion and encouraged by the supportive outdoor community to surmount the insurmountable. In 1971, Briggs was the first person ever to descend the Grand Teton on skis, a feat most considered to be impossible.&nbsp; His friend Spark M asks him to describe the experience.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:21 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53317 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton Skiing faces challenges in warming world http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/skiing-faces-challenges-warming-world <p>Skiing has been a popular pastime in the West for decades, but with climate change, the future of the sport is in question.<br /><br />Porter Fox is the features editor at Powder magazine and the author of <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Deepbook2013">DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow</a></strong>.&nbsp;Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce spoke with Fox about his new book, and what’s in store for Wyoming.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:04:18 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51631 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Skiing faces challenges in warming world Writer Mark Jenkins speaks about a recent assignment in Asia http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/writer-mark-jenkins-speaks-about-recent-assignment-asia <p>We’re joined now by Mark Jenkins of Laramie. He recently went to a remote area in Asia for a story for National Geographic.&nbsp; He speaks with Willow Belden.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:59:54 +0000 Willow Belden 51630 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Writer Mark Jenkins speaks about a recent assignment in Asia Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is ranked #1 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-hole-mountain-resort-ranked-1 <p>The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been ranked as the number one overall resort in North America by SKI Magazine.&nbsp;</p><p>The SKI survey results are widely anticipated.&nbsp; The highest ranking the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort had received before this year was sixth in 2012, the first time that the resort had cracked the top ten.&nbsp; The SKI survey ranks resorts in 20 different categories and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort President Jerry Blann said they are overwhelmed with the news.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:54:24 +0000 Bob Beck 47138 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is ranked #1 More flights to Jackson Hole planned for winter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-flights-jackson-hole-planned-winter <p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:21:32 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 43121 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More flights to Jackson Hole planned for winter Champion athletes ask President Obama to save winters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/champion-athletes-ask-president-obama-save-winters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, a non-profit group comprising athletes who make a living through winter sports sent a letter to President Obama asking him to take action on climate change.</span></p><p>Two-time world freestyle ski champion and Jackson resident, Kit DesLauriers is part of the group, called Protect Our Winters. She says she has been skiing for over 30 years, including down the highest peaks of every continent, and that the changes she has seen are alarming.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 22:35:31 +0000 Sara Hossaini 40957 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Champion athletes ask President Obama to save winters