Get ready to hit the slopes! Ski season is upon us and it’s time to choose your destination.
One highly recommended spot is the famous Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California at the north shore side of Lake Tahoe. Not only was this resort the host to the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, it is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States.
Since becoming the President in 2012 and CEO of this great resort, Andrew Wirth is the main man behind many upgrades to the resort since then including combining Squaw Valley Ski Resort with Alpine Meadows which gives skiers access to 6000 acres of terrain. Wirth has brought this resort to the top of the list not only for it’s skiing area but for it’s focus on satisfying every customer in an A+ manner.
Squaw Valley Resort offers condominium rentals with excellent accommodations including access to The Squaw Valley Health Club and Spa. There are hot tubs, heated pools and even massage therapy. The resort is only a short walk away from the shuttle that will take you to the Alpine Meadow Mountains so you can enjoy your day of skiing or snowboarding. There are 3600 acres of skiing area and over 170 trails and 16 Bowls. The longest run is at Mountain Run and is 3.2 miles long. There are 29 lifts and 1 Aerial tram that can hold 110 people.
After a day of skiing there are many other attractions to enjoy such as ice skating, dog sledding, mini snow mobile rentals, roller skating and even sky jumping!
If you are interested in doing some shopping the Olympic Village has many shops to visit that sell clothing, camping equipment, sporting equipment and there is also a market. Another interesting stop in the village is a visit to the the Olympic Village Museum. The museum which has been newly renovated displays memorabilia from the 1960 Olympic Games.
There should be no doubt in any ski lover’s mind that The Squaw Valley Ski Resort would be the perfect place to choose to enjoy this sport.
The increasing number of players of lacrosse from across North America and the world are looking towards the latest generation of stars who are performing at college level for leadership and have a new star in the form of Matt Landis. The Notre Dame player has taken on a leadership role within the Notre Dame lacrosse team and particularly in the heart of the teams defense. As a whole the team has been stingy in defense over the 11 games played so far in the 2015 season giving up just 9.10 points per game as they finished the regular season with a 4-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference and a 9-2 record overall, PR Newswire reports.
Landis is currently studying at Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business and has taken on the ethos of the college in achieving as much as possible as a student athlete to give himself the best chance of success on and off the field. The defensive standout picked up 22 ground balls during the season as he led the team to the number two spot in the nation and a number one ranking in the ACC.
The recognition Landis has received has not been limited to the conference Notre Dame play in, but has also come at national level with his nomination for the annual Tewaaraton Award. This award is given each year to the top lacrosse player in the nation and has this season seen three player from The Fighting Irish men’s team. Landis has been ever present this year after becoming a regular starter for Notre Dame in his sophomore year at the college.
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The New Orleans Pelicans had a 19-0 run spanning from late in the first quarter and into the second, and held a 20 point lead as the fourth quarter started in Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Even as late as the 6:00 minute mark of the fourth, the lead was still 17 points. But thanks to poor play by the Pelicans the Warriors were able to erode that lead and a last second three pointer by Steph Curry forced the game into overtime.
In the extra session the Warriors continued their hot play and went on to win the game 123-119. It was a disappointing loss for the Pelicans, who were hosting their first home playoff game since 2011. They are now down 3-0 in the series to the favored Warriors.
Sports enthusiast Ray Lane blogged on the Wall Street Journal that it seemed like Curry was the only one taking shots all night, putting up a total of 29 attempts on his way to scoring 40 points. He was particularly active from beyond the arc, throwing up 18 attempts and hitting seven of them. Klay Thompson added six three pointers of his own. Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis did his part, scoring 29 points and pulling down 15 rebounds but was still out-hustled on the boards by Warriors forward Draymond Green who pulled down 17.
The Pelicans are now facing an elimination game on Saturday in New Orleans.