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Ski groups grow during winter

Ski groups grow during winter

Elana Ross, Photographer

January 9, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Winter in Minnesota comes with cold temperatures and lots of snow. New winter sports approach and skiing and snowboarding are two popular choices for students. Recreational skiing has been around since the 1850s originating in Norway. There is a variety of skiing that students can try such as cross countr...

Jessie Diggins continues to wow audiences with skiing successes

Jessie Diggins continues to wow audiences with skiing successes

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

The wind blowing in her hair as gusts of swirling snow pelt her face, Jessie Diggins crosses the finish line. Former SAHS nordic ski member, Jessie Diggins, won the World Championship and competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Through hard work and perseverance, Diggins has accomplished what man...

Weaver takes on challenge of Nordic captain

Weaver takes on challenge of Nordic captain

Emily Lodahl

December 4, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Young, but experienced junior Megan Weaver was chosen as a captain for the girls Nordic Ski team. Being that she is the only junior captain proves that Weaver has skills and leadership. The girls Nordic Ski season started Nov. 11. Weaver is accompanied by senior captains Haley Beech, Vessa Pearsall and Morgan McBride. Weaver has been skiing for five years and she originally joined Nordic because her frien...

New and improved Afton Alps

New and improved Afton Alps

Charlie Haumersen

November 24, 2013


Filed under Home, Local News, News

Last year, Vail bought Afton Alps, which meant lots of changes have been made to the ski resort. Work was done last summer, so the riders will see the difference this year. All employees, skiers, snowboards and tourists will be going to the new, Afton Alps. Vail  is spending $10 million to improv...

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