Frost Fire Park Winter Season Canceled Due To Equipment Issues

WALHALLA, N.D. (KVRR) — There will be no skiing and snowboarding this winter season at Frost Fire Park near Walhalla. The Board of the Pembina Gorge Foundation, which runs the park, made the decision due to major malfunctions with the current snowmaking system. “Snow making is expensive and labor intensive and despite recent attempts to repair electrical, pump and water…

Detroit Mountain welcomes back skiers with Covid-19 guidelines

Some of the adjustments include wearing masks indoors and outdoors.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.- Detroit Mountain opened earlier this month with safety precautions amid the pandemic. Skiers from Lakes country and beyond could not wait to get their ski gear out for the winter. Some had to cut last season short after Detroit Mountain had to close earlier than expected in March due to COVID-19. “We were able to start making…

UND Football Player Seriously Hurt In Skiing Accident In Colorado

Hunter Pinke suffered trauma to his head and back and has a severed spinal cord

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A UND football player has a long road ahead of him after a skiing accident in Colorado right after Christmas. Hunter Pinke suffered trauma to his head and back and has a severed spinal cord. UND Head Football Coach Bubba Schweigert says Pinke is the spiritual leader of the team. He says he is very courageous and…

People Go Out To Detroit Mountain For Winter Sports Season

Instructors say it's important if you're going out that you wear a helmet and stay safe

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — People from across the valley are descending on the mountain as countless are just getting started for their winter fun. Jon Rundle who’s been on the skis for about 30 years now and works as the Snow Sports Coordinator for Detroit Mountain says every year is a joy. “Busy, busy, busy. It has been awesome here….

Brainerd Native Killed In Avalanche While Skiing In New Mexico

The family of 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari confirms he has passed away

NEW MEXICO — A Brainerd, Minnesota native is one of two men killed by an avalanche in New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley. The family of 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari confirms he has passed away. Corey and 26-year-old Matthew Zonghetti from Denver went for a ski tour Friday afternoon and were on their second run when the avalanche was triggered. Corey had…

Good Conditions to Hit the Slopes: Fargo Cross Country Ski Trails Groomed

All trails are free of charge

FARGO, N.D. — If you want to get outside and get some exercise, now’s a good time to hit the ski trails. The Fargo Park District has groomed cross country trails in Edgewood, Lindenwood, Island Park, Prairiewood, Iwen, Forest River, and Orchard Glen. There are traditional trails and skating trails. Park district staff says the trails are in good condition after…

The Ins and Outs of Late Season Winter Sports

Spring Snow Makes For Better Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are two of the region’s favorite sports when there’s chilly temperatures and fresh snow on the ground. According to Joe Martin of the NDSU Nordic Ski team, the closer the temperature is to freezing, the smoother and faster the ski trails are. When temperatures are lower, the skiiers go slower because of the harder snow out…

Discovery Middle School Puckers Up for Piglets to Support Classmate

Discovery Middle School students and teachers were kissing pigs all to help one student in need

FARGO, ND — Students and faculty from Discovery Middle School puckered up for a few sloppy kisses with a pig. When tragedy strikes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel alone. “I’ve got three sons and the first thing I thought of was what would happen if that were one of my sons,” said Tammy Linn, who is an English…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…