Here we go heading off into Christmas with plenty of snow in New England.
The 18th Annual Powder Awards
They’ll fire you up for sure! The Powder Awards are the Academy Awards of Winter. Hosted by Powder Magazine, this annual event brings together the who’s who of winter sports filmmakers, adventure seekers and the top winter sports athletes on the planet. It’s a party for sure and when this band of characters comes together, the energy in the room explodes as pros, fans, and winter industry executives witness all that is possible on snow in film and video.
Spending Christmas at Sea on the Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympics and America’s Cup. During Christmas, the seven 7 teams will be crossing the Southern Ocean braving cold weather, huge waves, and howling winds.
Annie Lush on Team Brunel has a serious back injury, the main sail on Team AkzoNobel has ripped off of the mast, and the Spanish Team Mafre has just taken over the lead. Team Vestas, skippered by Charlie Enright of Bristol, Rhode Island, sits in 114 nautical miles behind the leader.
In 2017-18, there is a renewed emphasis on the Southern Ocean where the sailors are now and a new set of rules too – incentivizing mixed crews of male and female sailors and more strategic innovation out on the racecourse.
The race comes to Newport RI in May. Watch these videos to see just how rough the southern ocean really is.
Vonn Wins in Val D’Isere
Check out her winning run.
Ski and Ride in Southern New England this holiday
Yagoo Valley is open in Rhode Island, tubing starts on Christmas Day! Check out their snow report!
Mt. Southington in Connecticut is off to a great start.
Enjoy winter close to home at Blue Hills in Canton. They will be open for the holidays. This is where I learned to ski!
Check out Edging the Xtreme with Dan Egan, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m., powered by Killington, Elan, Nashoba Valley, and Debello Ski Boots, only on RadioBDC.