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WEST Vancouver native Maëlle Ricker ended her 2012-13 World Cup snowboard cross season with one final podium finish, earning bronze at the final stop on the tour March 21 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
TWO North Shore boarders helped Canada to a gold-medal sweep in the final team snowboard cross World Cup event of the season held Sunday in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
? Mastering Snowboarding, by Hannah Teter and Tawnya Schultz, Human Kinetics, 200 pages, $26.95.
THERE was a time when family après ski at Whistler meant getting back to the hotel for Bunny Pasta and SpongeBob Square Pants.
ONE of these days North Vancouver's Chris Robanske will score a big snowboard cross victory without first suffering through a painful injury.
UBC's varsity alpine ski team had a dominating weekend at Brundage Mountain in Idaho Feb. 23, with both the men's and women's teams taking first place in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) divisional qualifier in Giant Slalom.
WEST Vancouver native Maëlle Ricker won gold at the Snowboard FIS World Championships Saturday in Stoneham, Que., claiming the one title that had so far eluded her in her illustrious career as a snowboard cross racer.
NORTH Vancouver snowboarder Spencer O'Brien reached the pinnacle of her sport last weekend, winning the slopestyle competition at the FIS World Championships held in Stoneham, Que.
THERE were times, back in the 1990s and 2000s, when the future of skiing was staring down an icy chute of uncertainty: among young people, the sport had all but reached the end of cool.
THE term "high fashion" has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to skiers and boarders heading up the North Shore mountains this winter.
WEST Vancouver native Maëlle Ricker raced to her first World Cup snowboard cross podium finish of the 2012-13 season Friday, claiming silver in Telluride, Colo.
THE slopes opened on two of the North Shore's three mountains this week, thanks to cold temperatures and the grace of snow machines.
Armed with snowboards and a camera, friends Carlo Wein and Colin Jones took turns trying to capture the exhilaration of carving down a mountainside.
Players will undergo baseline testing and then be monitored for any signs of concussions, said Greggain. They won't be allowed to return to play until they're free of symptoms.
Call it what you will - biggest snowsport, music and art celebration in the world, longest-running mountain arts and culture showcase, best end-of-season fling in the winter resort biz - but in the end, anyone who tries to go the distance at Whistler's annual Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival (TWSSF) can really only call it only one thing: a marathon.
SPRING-LIKE conditions Saturday turned Grouse Mountain's annual Quiksilver Showdown Over the City into a snowboarding sunfest as more than 30 professional riders from across North America competed for kudos and cash.
MAËLLE Ricker's climb back to the peak of the snowboard cross world came up just short as she crashed in the final corner of the final World Cup race of the season Friday in Valmalenco, Italy to just miss winning the season's overall title.
MARK Hopkins, 51, loves skiing and snowboarding. He enjoys both activities so much that he has already been to Grouse Mountain more than 151 times this year.