Growing tensions with North Korea and the world have left some European leaders skeptical about attending the Games in PyeongChang.
Growing tensions with North Korea and the world have left some European leaders skeptical about attending the Games in PyeongChang.

European Leaders Consider Boycotting Winter Olympics

Plus East Coast gets more cat skiing, ski areas are opening out West, and more ski news

Wise words of the week: “You can’t be naked with skis on.”

European leaders consider boycotting 2018 Winter Olympics
French, Austrian, and German officials are weighing the idea of pulling winter athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea amid safety concerns over the near-daily chaos unfolding in North Korea. Earlier this year, Kim Jong-Un had petitioned for North Korea to host a share of the incoming Olympic Games with its southerly brother, but rescinded his request after learning he would be unable to wear snowblades in the giant slalom.

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Tahoe hype train is real
How good was last winter in Tahoe? Just ask Ron Jockwood, the spirit animal of North Lake skiers everywhere. While he may not be the next Warren Miller, Sr. Jockwood (Mr. Rockwood to the rest of you), puts out some of the best local ski cinema in Tahoe. After having one of the best winters in the new millennium, this year's Tahoe flick is bound to get the hype train out of the station.

Sugarloaf introduces cat skiing
The largest ski area East of the Mississippi just added another arrow to the quiver by announcing that it will begin cat skiing in its rugged Burnt Mountain terrain for 2017-2018. While it's not the first cat skiing operation in the East, the new service will offer resort goers 100 acres of terrain off the top of Burnt Mountain and the public ridicule of their boot-packing friends.

Mount Bachelor opens after early snowstorm
After nearly two feet of snow fell over the weekend, Mount Bachelor got the party started early this year, opening up a hike-to jib park at the base area over the weekend. In related news, the town of Bend was covered in an unseasonably strong layer of froth that kept several Subarus from reporting to morning shifts at breakfast burrito joints throughout the area.

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