Recreational snowboarding

In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The park announced that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities. (NPS Photo via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal...
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This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Heavenly Mountain Resort shows snow covering chairs and ski equipment at Heavenly Mountain Resort near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Duncan Kincheloe/Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several...
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In this photo provided by the Heavenly Mountain Resort, fresh snow covers most of a table and chairs Friday, March 2, 2018, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. A blizzard warning was in effect for parts of the Sierra Nevada, where snow was piling up and travel was difficult due to repeated highway closures and the need for chains in many places. The snow will help the Sierra snowpack, which is vital to the state's water supply and has only been about a quarter of its normal depth for this time of winter. It's also a boon for skiers and snowboarders. (Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 8:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heather Turning was snowboarding with her boyfriend when she heard someone scream "Avalanche!" Then Turning, 39, saw "a cloud of snow coming down." The avalanche that hit Friday at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort caught five people — one day after a snowboarder died there during a...
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A Polartec Power Fill jacket is on display at the company's booth at the opening of the Outdoor Retailers and Snow Show in the Colorado Convention Center Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. Three floors of all the latest products for outdoor use makes the event the largest U.S. trade show for the outdoor and winter sports industries that represent $887 billion in sales. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 26, 2018 - 1:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts say. Industry retail sales totaled $18.9 billion from December 2016 through November 2017, down 6...
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Skiers and a snowboarder dressed Santa Claus ride the chairlift at Sunday River during the ski resort's 18th annual Santa Sunday event, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Newry, Maine. In the name of charity, 160 skiing and snowboarding Santas raised $2,500 for the Sunday River Community Fund, a fund that benefits non-profits in area communities. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 03, 2017 - 12:46 pm
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Santa Claus is known for shimmying down chimneys, but for one day a year, dozens of Santas try to avoid tumbling down a mountain. The 18th annual Santa event took place at Sunday River ski resort in western Maine on Sunday. The event is highlighted by Santas skiing and...
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June 12, 2017 - 3:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sleds and skis in June? A rare winter-like storm brought more snow to the Sierra Nevada on Monday, giving skiers the opportunity to enjoy the slopes as summer gets underway. At Squaw Valley, the storm dropped four inches of snow at the upper elevations and two inches at the...
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