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BRECKENRIDGE REVISITED
I've skied Breckenridge many times over the years and each time I visit, I'm still impressed by how large it is. Standing in front of the base lodge, the peaks are all lined up in front of you. The sight is awesome. It would take more than a week to ski all the trails at Breckenridge not to mention that you would have to be a really expert skier. There had been a lot of snow in the early part of the year and it was sunny and the conditions were perfect. MORE


U.S. ALPINE TEAM NEWS
Women's Slalom and Men's GS Canceled - Warm, wet weather and soft, unfavorable course conditions canceled both the men and women's Audi FIS Ski World Cup races Sunday. At the women's slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, start times were move back as crews worked on fine-tuning the course. However, after 24 racers completed the first... Atomic Honored with Doc DesRoches Award - Atomic, a longtime U.S. Ski Team supplier has been recognized by the Team and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its support of the Team and the sport of ski racing. Atomic was presented with the MORE


CANADIAN FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
Canadians sweep podium again, Kingsbury wins 31 World Cup . . . Canada lands on the podium five times at the FIS World Cup in Calgary. Calgary, AB - It was another incredible day for the Canadian Mogul Team on Saturday. A second consecutive ladies podium sweep was achieved and led by Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), the overall women's FIS points leader, who finished in first place with a score of 77.42 narrowly beating out younger sister, Justine, who finished with 77.24. Andi Naude (Penticton, BC) finished third (74.11) for her second career podium and her first on home soil. MORE


FIS NEWS
Tsubota And Christensen Dominate Mammoth Slopestyle - The weather finally gave us a break and the final competition of the Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix/World Cup weekend went down without a hitch on Sunday, with Yuki Tsubota (CAN) and Joss Christensen (USA) claiming slopestyle victory on the big Mammoth Unbound course. After so many days of variable weather, the gods were finally on competition's side, and a big program for the day saw qualification and finals go down in quick succession. In the ladies' competition there weren't too many surprises heading into finals, with Kreichberg 2015 world champion Lisa Zimmermann (GER) leading a field of eight that also included Sochi 2014 Olympic silver medallist Kim Lamarre (CAN) and Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen MORE


SKIING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AT LOVELAND
The Loveland Ski Area is located on the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. It is only 53 miles west of Denver, just before the Eisenhower tunnel. This challenging ski area has 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain. I was impressed by all the steep black diamond slopes and bowels that are visible from the base lodge. This ski area not only has plenty of trails to challenge the most advanced skiers but they also have a separate ski area for beginner skiers and snowboarders called the Loveland Valley. MORE


U.S. FREESKIING NEWS
Kenworthy Silver Again at X Games
Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) battled stormy conditions to double up his 2016 silver medal tally Sunday, leading the Americans in X Games Ski Slopestyle. Jossi Wells of New Zealand earned his first X Games gold and Oystein Braaten of Norway took bronze.  

Brown Takes Big Air Silver
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29, 2016) - American Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) scored a silver medal in X Games Big Air under challenging, snowy conditions Saturday night. It was Brown's sixth X Games medal. Brown was sandwiched by the Swiss, as Fabian Bosch--who was third in December's MORE


U.S. SNOWBOARD TEAM NEWS
Kim and Gold Go 1-2 at X Games - Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) became the first athlete in X Games history to earn two gold medals before the age of 16 when she won her second consecutive gold in X Games SuperPipe on Sunday. Teammate Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) snagged her first X Games silver medal, Xuetong Cai of China earned bronze.

10th X Games Gold for Jacobellis - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) earned her 10th X Games Snowboarder X medal on Sunday, while Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, CA) led the way for the men with his fifth-place finish.  MORE

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