| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The start house isn't much of a house, more like a concrete box perched high on the mountain.
Five women arrive on this frosty morning, setting their skis down outside and pushing through the door, rubbing their hands in the cold. They take turns...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis.
But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Take a crash course in ski jumping that doesn’t have to leave a mark. Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass is blowing things up with the “big air bag,” take the leap before winter ends. For more information, go to: http://www.wachusett....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
With women's ski jumping set to make its Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games next month, U.S. medal chances got a boost Tuesday with the announcement that reigning world champion Sarah Hendrickson has returned to training.
Hendrickson underwent knee...
| Feb 10, 2008
Harrachov, Czech Republic
The Alps, with their dizzying heights, high fashion and higher prices, were a day's drive away for my American family living in Berlin. Getting there would have eaten up gas and time, not to mention added significantly to the...
| Mar 5, 2008
| 9:29 AM
This was no roller coaster.
The half-mile ride required a liability waiver: Bobsledding "is a hazardous act, which could cause personal injury or damage," according to the only capitalized sentence in a forest of fine print.
After swearing not to sue,...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:43 PM
On Saturday October 1, 2011, The inaugural 24 Hour ski Jumping World Distance Challenge sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, will be taking place at The Norge Ski Club, Fox River Grove, IL, this weekend.
This "ultra event" is designed to see how far...