Peter King started his career 45 years ago as a ski instructor at Buttermilk. On Sunday he hung up his aspen leaves as Aspen Mountain manager. In between, he did a little bit of everything at Aspen Skiing Co. He is credited with helping turn the sleepy Cloud Nine restaurant at Aspen Highlands into the happening party place on the slopes. He rose through the ranks to serve as ski school director at Buttermilk and later Aspen Mountain. He was part of the team that successfully prepared Aspen Mountain for the whirlwind that was the World Cup Finals last season. But perhaps he will best be remembered as a steady hand guiding Aspen Mountain over the past 12 seasons. “I do tell people I think I have the best job in the world,” he said from his office last week at the bottom of the Silver Queen Gondola. King is, by all accounts within and outside the company, a super nice guy who doesn’t like to toot his own horn. P.K., as many people call him, said his 45 years with Skico … [Read more...] about Mountain veteran retires after 45 years with Aspen Skiing Co.
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Mike Hlas The Gazette It’s Kyle Snyder’s world, as his World Cup foes learned 5 months later, Iowa's trickery vs. Ohio State still resonates Isaiah Moss’ NBA Draft early-entry is smart, not silly A World Cup without two world wrestling powers It was Pinstripe Bowl weather today at Yankee Stadium All articles by Mike IOWA CITY — Sunday night gave us WrestleMania, the annual pro rasslin’ extravaganza of athleticism and over-the-top acting, punctuated by cartoon violence. If he wants to go that route after he wins as many more World and Olympic real-wrestling championships as he wants, it’s not hard to picture Kyle Snyder prospering at it. Snyder has charisma, a connection with fans, and understandably, plenty of self-confidence. “I’m usually in better shape and stronger (than his opponents),” Snyder said … [Read more...] about It’s Kyle Snyder’s world, as his World Cup foes learned
Happy Bastille Day! FIRST HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT OF 2016 – Sen. Rand Paul uses a POLITICO op-ed today – “Rick Perry is dead wrong” -- to bash back at the Texas governor’s op-ed in Saturday’s WashPost (“Why Rand Paul is wrong about Iraq”): “There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. But apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly. … Governor Perry writes a fictionalized account of my foreign policy … I support continuing our assistance to the government of Iraq, which include armaments and intelligence. … “How many Americans should send their sons or daughters to die for a foreign country — a nation the Iraqis won’t defend for themselves? How many Texan mothers and fathers will Governor Perry ask to send their children to fight in Iraq? … [Read more...] about ‘THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY’ WSJ connects dots and finds ‘Arc of Instability Unseen Since the ’70s’ – FRED HIATT CALLS FOR SHAKEUP! — JAY CARSON’S World Cup diary — JULIANNA GOLDMAN wedding
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page From staff and wire reports March 19, 2017 Mikaela Shiffrin had the ideal scenario all worked out: celebrate a slalom win in front of the home crowd in Aspen, Colo., to cap off capturing the overall World Cup title. It just didn’t quite go according to plan. Still, a big day for the young American. Petra Vlhova of Slovakia stole some of the show from Shiffrin — the newly anointed overall champion — by speeding up near the bottom to take a slalom race at the World Cup Finals on Saturday. Vlhova finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 32 seconds as she eclipsed Shiffrin by 0.24 seconds. Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter was third. Shiffrin wrapped up the overall World Cup title when Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec didn’t race the slalom. She officially takes the title by 278 points over Stuhec. Shiffrin becomes the fifth American ski racer to win … [Read more...] about Mikaela Shiffrin clinches World Cup overall crown
Jessie Diggins and the U.S. Nordic women’s ski team are ready for the Winter Olympics. Diggins, a 26-year-old former Stillwater High School star from Afton, picked up her first World Cup victory of the 2017-18 season, holding off a swarm of top Norwegian skiers to take the top spot in the 10-kilometer freestyle competition Sunday in Seefeld, Austria. Diggins finished in 23 minutes, 8.5 seconds, edging out World Cup points leader Heidi Weng of Norway by seven-tenths of a second. Norwegian skiers finished second through seventh place. American Teresa Stadlober was eighth in 23:25.2. It was Diggins’ fourth World Cup victory in her seven years on the circuit. Diggins is a 2014 Olympian and silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships in the 10k freestyle. Next up is the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 8-25. Among several events Diggins will race, the 10K freestyle will be held on Feb. 15. Diggins moved up to third place on the World Cup season points … [Read more...] about Afton’s Jessie Diggins wins World Cup Nordic ski race in Austria