The Pony Express

Ski groups grow during winter

Skiing is a sport that people can do for the majority of their life. Many start at young ages and continue on until old.Skiing is a sport that many enjoy during the winter. There are different reasons why people want to do it.

Elana Ross, Photographer

January 9, 2017

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

Diggins has come along way as a young female athlete and still holds a very bright future. Her hard work and dedication have brought her great success and will continue to do so. According to,

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

February 24, 2016

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 5, 2013

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

Afton Alps preps for new season with Vail by putting in two new tow ropes, a brand new terrain park, and Epic Mix. Senior Lucas Ingalls said, “I hear my friends talking all the time about how excited they are for the terrain parks. It seems like that’s all they talk about.”

Charlie Haumersen

November 24, 2013

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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