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ANGEL FIRE, N.M. — What goes up must come down — in wild, blazing speeds at the 2011 Snow Shovel Races.

Adrenaline junkies and curious first-timers fly by the seat of their pants on metal grain snow shovels, legs up, steering with their hands pressed in the snow down a 1,200 foot-long mountain track, vying for the best time out of two runs.

Part whacked-out sledding, part unconventional luging, this extreme sport came to be from ski resort workers using shovels as sleds to get from one place to another in the 1970s. It evolved to become an intense competition, with tricked-out shovels and high speeds leading the way   …  More

A 78-year-old retired doctor was handcuffed and hauled away on a toboggan for skiing uphill in Wyoming, but he won’t face charges.

Roland Fleck of Jackson was arrested the morning of Feb. 5 after refusing ski patrollers’ orders to stop  …  Details

Eine Bobbahn mitten in der Nacht. 19 Kameras. Und nur ein Versuch: Bike vs. Bob!
Schaut Euch an wie Christoph Langen und Chris Pfeiffer einen spektakulären Stunt in der Bobbahn wagen

While we’re getting slammed by the rain here in Orange County, Mammoth Mountain has been hit by snowstorm after snowstorm – and the piles of fun fluffy stuff have added up to make it the ski resort with the most snow in the world.

Those looking about five hours north for their winter vacations will be given the gift of powder at the popular resort.

Mammoth already passed the mark of being the snowiest December on record since 1969, and was touting its claim to the most snowfall in North America a few days ago. But according to    …  Details

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