Sports & Rec

Skier Days
3:41 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Freeskiers Buoy Snowsports Numbers

According to a recent report from the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA), participation in alpine skiing dropped last winter and overall snowsports participation was down three percent. But as KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, those numbers don't tell the whole story.

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Road to Sochi
1:19 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

World Cups For Bobsled, Skeleton And Luge Come To Park City

The road to Sochi is packed with Olympic trails and World Cup events, some of those are taking place this week and next along the second fastest sliding track in the world, with bobsled, skeleton and luge competitions bringing in the fastest athletes from around the globe. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Behind The Gold
5:49 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Behind The Gold: Bobsled Champion Billy Fiske

Billy Fiske in uniform.

A two time Olympic champion, this bobsledder gave his life for his country.

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story, Behind The Gold.

The second Olympic winter games came to St. Moritz in 1928, where the fabled Cresta run brought legendary status to the bobsleigh event. Among the favorites in the new five-man competition, team USA with 16-year-old driver Billy Fiske.

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World Cup
5:09 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Tom Kelly Highlights Cross Country Results

US World Cup action with the nation's best alpine, cross country and Nordic combined teams continued last weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday, with athletes spread across Colorado, Canada, and Finland. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Behind The Gold
3:08 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Behind The Gold: Freestyle Skier Donna Weinbrecht

Donna Weinbrecht at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.

Thousands pack deer valley every January to watch a sport that had its Olympic debut just 22 years ago. 

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story Bbehind The Gold.

Moguls skiing brought a new era to the Olympics at Albertville in 1992 – music mixed with skiing, with athletes bam-bam-bamming their knees down the bumps and launching themselves into the air, twisting and turning. It was a matchup between two of the powerhouse nations: the USA and the host nation of France.

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Olympic Athletes
5:07 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Hendrickson Working To Rebound From Summer Injury

With the Sochi Olympics looming, a Park City favorite is working hard to come back from injury. Rick Brough has more.

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PCHS Boys Football
1:49 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Park City Miners Lose in 1st Round of Playoffs

Pete Gillwald and Craig Elliott

After a season with a new coach and lots of injuries, it's the end of the line for the Park City High School Miner's Football team this season.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Miner Nation Report
5:00 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Miner Nation Report - October 21, 2013

Scott Chester has this week's Miner Nation Report. 

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Nordic Skiing
5:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Nordic Betties Trains Local Women On The Cross-country Track

There's just a handful of spots open to participate in this winter's Park City Nordic Betties - a season long series for women to improve your Nordic skiing. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local Faces
6:30 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Van Wins 16th Title, Demong Earns 9th

Lindsey Van, left, and Billy Demong.

World Champion and Park City resident Lindsey Van picked up her 16th national title on Sunday and local Billy Demong won his 9th national title at the U.S. Championships over the weekend in Lake Placid. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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