Nick Rowley posted this video of his daughter, Cash Rowley, snowboarding for the first time just days before her first birthday at Bogus Basin near Boise, Idaho. The Rowleys' video has been shared around the world.
Brundage Mountain on Saturday held its 10th annual pond skimming competition, where competitors try to make their way down a snowy hill and across an icy body of water. This year's tournament saw competitors on snowboards, ski bikes and even a makeshift three-person ski.
Tamarack Resort held its 2nd annual Pond Skimming Championship on Saturday, where competitors try to glide across a frigid pond on their skiing and snowboarding gear. Beth Mixon, shown here first, took home the contest's top prize after sailing across on one ski. Some of her competitors weren't so lucky.
In the video, Steve Mitchell of Soldier Mountain explains the "side country" skiing options at the ski area. That's backcountry-style skiing that's in bounds. "It takes a five- to 10-minute hike to have untouched powder the week after a storm," owner Matt McFerran said. "We could form our own market of untouched powder fields."
The RefuSKI program that's part of the Bogus Basin Nordic Team youth recreation program integrates refugees into the training. Check out some action from a practice, including Sadock Debwe's hockey stop (moments before, he executed one for the first time).