Workers at Exclusive Montana Resort Reach $1 Million Wage Settlement

A group of guest workers from Jamaica had accused the Yellowstone Club and Hospitality Staffing Solutions of shortchanging their wages and tips.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #skiing, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #visas, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yellowstone-club

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Czech Billionaire Is Among 5 Killed in Heli-Skiing Crash Near Alaska Glacier

Petr Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech Republic according to the Forbes list of billionaires, was part of the excursion, according to those who chartered the flight.

#benjamin-larochaix, #deaths-fatalities, #gregory-harms, #helicopters, #petr-kellner, #sean-mcmannany, #skiing, #soloy-helicopters, #wasilla-alaska, #zach-russel

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Skiing in Himalayas Is ‘Like a Beautiful Dream,’ Despite Conflict and Coronavirus

A Kashmir resort is welcoming the highest number of skiers in decades as Indians eager to get outdoors after lockdowns flock there even amid a simmering separatist movement and a security clampdown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing

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Getaway Planning Tips: How to Prepare for Your Next Escape

Right now, pulling off a getaway to the great outdoors requires extensive planning. Here’s what to keep in mind.

#content-type-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

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What You Need to Know About Avalanche Safety in the Backcountry

A dangerously unstable snowpack and an influx of people to the backcountry have contributed to a rash of deaths this winter. Here’s what you need to know about avalanche safety.

#accidents-and-safety, #alpine-skiing, #avalanches, #colorado, #content-type-service, #skiing, #utah

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A Surge of Women in Ski Patrols, Once Nearly All Men

The women say they bring a more varied approach and perspective to policing errant skiers and helping distressed ones.

#colorado, #discrimination, #national-ski-patrol, #nevada, #rescues, #skiing, #snowboarding, #sports-injuries, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls

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Covid Restrictions Might Factor Into Avalanche Deaths, Experts Say

In the first week of February, avalanches in the United States killed at least 14 people, an extraordinarily high number. Experts say one explanation might be increased interest in outdoor activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

#accidents-and-safety, #alaska, #avalanches, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #skiing

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4 Skiers Killed in Avalanche in Utah, Officials Say

It was the third such deadly episode in days and the deadliest avalanche in the United States since May 2014, according to the authorities.

#avalanches, #deaths-fatalities, #millcreek-canyon, #salt-lake-city-utah, #skiing, #wasatch-national-forest

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Three Skiers Missing After Avalanche in Colorado, Officials Say

Recovery efforts were suspended on Tuesday because of hazardous conditions and will resume Wednesday, the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management said.

#avalanches, #colorado, #colorado-avalanche, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #san-juan-county-colo, #skiing

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N.Y. Ski Conditions: A Snowslide, Few Lift Tickets, Beer in the Parking Lot

“At least we are freaking open,” one resort owner said.

#alpine-skiing, #avalanches, #belleayre-mountain-ny, #catskills-nys-area, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hunter-mountain-ny, #kingston-ny, #plattekill-ny, #skiing, #windham-ny

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Finding a Foothold for Nordic Skiing in Rural Alaska

The harsh wind-hammered tundra sometimes complicates the prospect, as do the polar bears. But the children are enthusiastic pupils.

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #arctic-regions, #kaktovik-alaska, #nulato-alaska, #photography, #polar-bears, #rural-areas, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

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Struggling to get a Refund From Vail Resorts

A reader writes in, saying he can’t ski because he can’t get into the state. It’s a very 2020 — wait, 2021 — travel predicament.

#content-type-service, #insurance, #marriott-international-inc, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #okemo-mountain-vt, #rebates-and-refunds, #skiing, #vail-resorts-inc, #vermont

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Austrian Lockdown Covers Schools and Stores, but Not Ski Hills

A sunny holiday weekend drew a crush of skiers to Austria’s slopes, with crowded lift lines and parking lots making a mockery of social distancing rules.

#alpine-skiing, #alps-mountains, #austria, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #great-britain, #quarantines, #skiing, #switzerland, #travel-and-vacations

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‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors.

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-tahoe-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-ski-areas-assn, #seasons-and-months, #shutdowns-institutional, #skiing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spring-season, #taxation, #travel-and-vacations

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At French Resorts, Skiing Has Become an Uphill Sport

The government closed ski lifts, fearing they might spread the coronavirus. The skiers came anyway.

#alpine-skiing, #chamonix-mont-blanc-france, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #skiing

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Experts Issue Warnings After 3 Skiers Die in Colorado Avalanches

State and local authorities urged skiers to be vigilant and monitor forecasts, particularly in mountainous backcountry areas.

#avalanches, #colorado, #crested-butte-colo, #deaths-fatalities, #durango-colo, #rocky-mountains, #skiing

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Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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It’s the Winter of Backcountry. Here’s How to Start Safely.

The pandemic has many people wanting to avoid crowded slopes. Going into the backcountry requires avalanche knowledge or a guide. Here are suggestions for taking part across the United States.

#alpine-skiing, #mountains, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #snowboarding, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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A Chilling Question Divides Europe: Open Ski Slopes or Keep Them Closed?

Leading up to the Christmas season, France, Germany and Italy will keep slopes shut, but Austria and Switzerland have vowed to reopen theirs, in Europe’s latest struggle to coordinate a pandemic response.

#alps-mountains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

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Ghost Ships

My sister was my other half until we tacked in different directions, making our own life choices.

#boats-and-boating, #families-and-family-life, #sailboats-and-sailing, #skiing

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7 Places Where the Slopes Are Less Skied

These under-the-radar resorts offer plenty of room to turn, and plenty of challenge amid a winter of social distancing.

#california, #colorado, #idaho, #montana, #new-hampshire, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #utah, #vermont

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8 Rules for Skiing This Season

Being out on the slopes is a perfect pandemic escape. It’s everything around the skiing that’s hard. What you need to know to navigate this year.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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To Wear Their Masks, the Beards (and a Tradition) Had to Go

Members of ski patrols nationwide are known for their beards, but many have shaved them to wear masks in the pandemic, causing good-natured angst.

#beards-and-mustaches, #breckenridge-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #national-ski-patrol, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #skiing, #vermont

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How Do You Have a Ski Season in a Pandemic?

From how we ride the lifts to where we sleep and what we eat, ski areas are taking steps to minimize crowding and to curb opportunities for the virus to spread.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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Vermont’s Ski Season, on the Brink

Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #scott-phil-1958, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

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Mikaela Shiffrin, Staggered by 2020, Wants to Enjoy Ski Racing Again

Her father’s death, pandemic-caused cancellations and a wildfire evacuation gave the World Cup champion a new view on competing: “I want to enjoy it, the way I have enjoyed it in the past.”

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela, #skiing, #world-cup-skiing

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