Making skis strong enough for Olympians to race on

Olympians expect top-notch performance from their minds and bodies, but they get crucial advantages from the very best equipment for their sports and the weather conditions they’re competing in. Skis, for example, must stand up to near-constant changes in stress during races. The ideal ski …

When is it going to snow? Getting a fix on what can make a good season

By Andrew Watkins Catherine Ganter, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Acacia Pepler, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Andrew B. Watkins, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Blair Trewin, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and David Jones, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Australia’s snow season is notoriously fickle. Some years bring deep …

Plans for Indoor Ski Center in North Texas Raise Questions

Within four years, North Texas could become home to the world’s most advanced indoor snow center. Inevitably, the megaproject, which would include seven ski slopes, has raised questions over its impact on the environment and the economy. Within four years, North Texas could become home …

Department of Interior suspends entry fees to federal lands to promote social distancing

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are suspending entrance fees as a way to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, following in the footsteps of the National Park Service. The U.S. Department …