Mikaela Shiffrin first skier to win $1 million in prize money
Turns out total domination can indeed translate to a nice payout, even in skiing. Mikaela Shiffrin shattered records this year, but one of the most impressive may be the financial haul she was able to amass, becoming the first competitive skier to walk away with over $1 million in prize money for a single season. Yes, Shiffrin also topped the 60-win mark, collected a few more globes, and took home 17 World Cup wins this season, but it's great to see it translating to dollar amounts.
Congratulations Mikaela, next round at Taco Tequila Tuesday is on you.
Police called to separate lift line scruff at Deer Valley
How uncivilized! The scandal! The rough-and-tough crowd at Deer Valley were especially unruly this week, as two grown men resorted to fisticuffs in the lift line. Police were called to the scene to break up the mini-melee, a fight that reportedly started when one of the men blocked the other from accessing the Carpenter Express lift. An on-slope argument ensued, and awkward punches were thrown. Even more awkward? The pair is now Internet famous for being absolutely ridiculous.
One year on: Bryce Newcomb tribute
It's been one year since skiing lost one of its bright lights. For those that knew him, Bryce Newcomb was much more than just a Jackson legend. This week, the ski world remembers one of its own.
Utah ends 3.2 beer
April Fool's Day is over, and all of those awful pranks with it (pranks are just jokes that aren't funny, right?), but one important piece of news has survived this week's the onslaught of #fakenews: Utah is ditching 3.2 percent beer. Utah governor Gary Herbert signed Senate Bill 132 this week, ending an 86-year law that kept a majority of the beer in the state watered down for decades. Though there have been loopholes in the system for years now, the move is a public acknowledgement of changing times in the Beehive State.
How progressive a move, you ask? Well, now the state will permit 4 percent brews. Wait, it's not still April Fool's, right?