Category Archives: Snowboarding

Northstar snowboarder dies after crashing into tree well

A snowboarder died Thursday at Northstar California ski resort in Lake Tahoe from an apparent fall into a tree well, according to resort sources. The 43-year-old male snowboarder was from New Canaan, Connecticut. Northstar officials notified area media at 6:45 a.m. with a Friday statement via email. The name of the individual has not yet been...
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Learning how to snowboard

A beginning snowboard lesson often includes a variety of ages, because snowboarding is not just for kids. [caption id="attachment_6301" align="alignright" width="300"] For that first lesson -- like this one at Diamond Peak ski resort in Lake Tahoe -- beginners are introduced to the equipment and safety will be discussed,...
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Tips for snowboarding lessons

BY JEFFREY WEIDEL Unlike the past, a beginning snowboard lesson now often includes a variety of ages, because it’s now an accepted winter sport that’s not just for kids. A group snowboarding lesson might include the 40-something guy looking to switch from skis to the board; a youngster under-10 who is anxious to snowboard because it looks cool;...
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How to avoid snowboarding injuries  

BY JEFFREY WEIDEL So you want to try snowboarding! It’s a great alternative to skiing and can be mastered through lesson programs and the right frame of mind. However, there are some inherent dangers to snowboarding, especially for beginners. Dr. Robert Cabry with Drexel Sports Medicine, has some tips for people – young and old – who...
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Olympic profile: U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson wins inaugural slopeside gold medal

Here's a look at Jamie Anderson, one of the four Lake Tahoe medal winners at the Sochi Olympics.: Favored to win is never that easy, especially at the Olympics. Just ask Shaun White. Although White couldn't ultimately deliver in Sochi, the favored Anderson certainly did, making her last effort her best one in the slopestyle competition. Read more