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U.S. FREESKIING TEAM NEWS
Voisin Podiums in Silvaplana
For Voisin, the podium in Silvaplana comes just two weeks after her first World Cup podium at the Olympic test event in PyeongChang, Korea, where she placed second. The 17-year-old put down a great run that included back-to-back 900s. "So happy to end my (competition) season on the podium!" Voisin said in an Instagram post. "Huge congrats to all the ladies…looking forward to some spring skiing!"

Emma Dahlstrom of Sweden took first, wrapping up an incredibly strong year, including a win at the Visa U.S. Grand Prix in Park CIty and regular podiums throughout the season. Giulia Tanno of Switzerland was second. MORE


2016 DEER VALLEY FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
The 2016 Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley, UT began with a tribute to Stein Eriksen, the "Father of Freestyle" who passed away on December 27, 2015. The tribute took place before the day's aerials competition and was attended by many of his friends and former Olympians.

I had the pleasure of knowing Stein and dined with him several times in the VIP tent at Deer Valley during this event over the past years. He was an inspiration to the world of skiing and will be missed by all of us that knew him. MORE


SKI AREA NEWS
March 1 - Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) launches a spring sale on season pass products for the 2016-2017 winter season; holding this year's prices for next year. Buy next year's Peak Pass or Peak Pass Plus between March 2 and April 3, 2016 to get the best prices for next year, after which the pass prices will go up. The Adult Peak Pass starts at $629 and Peak Pass Plus is $839, with many additional benefits for pass holders with the upgraded pass option. 2016-2017 season passes will be valid November 24, 2016 - April 9, 2017. MORE


U.S. FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
Kariotis and Cota Finish Fourth in Moscow (March. 5, 2016) - The U.S. mogul skiers closed out the season with strong performances in the dual moguls World Cup finals. Jeremy Cota (Carabassett Valley, ME) and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) led the U.S. team with a pair of fourth place finishes. Dylan Walczyk (Rochester, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) also finished in the top 10.
The competition in Moscow was the first of its kind, taking place in a city and on scaffolding. With a wet and warm competition day, the course in Moscow was slushy and fast. Skiers were averaging a run time of 12 seconds. Kariotis was one of the fastest on the women's side, winning all of her duals at the line and earning her best World Cup finish to date.
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COLORADO SKI COUNTRY CELEBRATES SPRING
Denver, Colo. - February 18, 2016 - As Colorado's 2015/16 ski season enters what is typically the state's snowiest month, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts have calendars full of events, deals, promotions, and activities for the whole family. Between now and the end of March, guests at CSCUSA ski areas and resorts can celebrate spring and participate in fun racing events, enjoy a diverse range of live music, learn new tricks in the terrain park, partake in giant on-mountain scavenger hunts, and much more.
Below a sample of the early spring festivities at resorts across Colorado Ski Country between now and the end of March: Arapahoe Basin -Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge (Race 1 of 2) - March 12A-Basin's spring uphill/downhill ski mountaineering race provides a great afternoon challenge for ski area guests. Whether training for the Traverse or just trying out their randonee equipment, this race is an awesome MORE
U.S. SNOWBOARD TEAM NEWS
Americans Sweep US Open Slopestyle
VAIL, CO (March 3, 2016) - The American slopestyle snowboarders reigned supreme at the 35th edition of the Burton US Open on Friday. Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) scored his first major slopestyle win and fellow Michigander Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) finished right behind him in second. On the women's side Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) took home her third-consecutive US Open title and Karly Shorr (Milford, MI) took second.Anderson's win was her fifth overall US Open title, and she clinched with trademark style on her first run, which included a tailslide to 270 on one of the bigger rail features and a textbook frontside 720. "I personally try to come out here and see what works for me," Anderson said of her run. "I try to stay true to what I want to do." MORE


JACKSON FORK INN- THE BEST SNOWBASIN LODGING
Snowbasin is one of the only large ski areas that does not offer ski-in, ski-out accommodations. In fact, most guests must drive there from Sault Lack City or Ogden, UT. I was lucky, I had discovered a ski lodge very near Snowbasin, the Jackson Fork Inn in Huntsville which turned out to be only a few miles from Snowbasin. This is a small interesting place with only 11 rooms. It is built in a converted dairy barn with a large restaurant on the 1st floor and the guestrooms are all up stairs. Everything about this place was unique. The name Jackson Fork Inn comes from a large hayfork, on display at the Inn. Located nine miles from Ogden, The Jackson Fork Inn is in an ideal location to be close to Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley Ski resorts. MORE


U.S. ALPINE SKI TEAM NEWS
Cochran-Siegle Puts Up a Fight in Slovenia
- Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) "I put up a tough fight to finish in the top 30 of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Saturday. Austria's Marcel Hirscher won the race, ending the four-win streak of France's Alexis Pinturault. I just tried to be as clean as possible, but the snow conditions were tough," said Cochran-Siegle, who starting 35th and posted the 20th-fastest first run time. "I managed to ski it pretty well, considering, so I'm pretty happy with that."

However, the second run proved a tougher challenge as Cochran-Siegle ran into all sorts of difficulty. "My hand hit a hole and I lost a pole," he said. "And then I just kind of scrambled after that and went too straight into another gate." After hiking to make a gate in order to post an official result, Cochran-Siegle finished in the top 30, but 11.90 seconds out of first, meaning he finished out of the points. MORE


FIS WORLD CUP SKI RACING NEWS
Tazawako, (JPN) - The second and the final day of moguls World Cup in Tazawako saw Deborah Scanzio (SUI) and Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) claiming big wins in dual moguls competition. In the ladies event it was the Swiss veteran Deborah Scanzio who scored her career's first ever World Cup win, in her 106th start. It was a special day for Scanzio, as the last time we saw Swiss rider on the podium was back in 2008, when she finished second in Mont Gabriel (CAN).
"It feel amazing to have finally won a World Cup competition. I've been waiting for this moment many years, almost too many. I though this moment would never happen and today I had probably a little bit of luck but I worked hard and started to ski better and faster in every next heat and ended up on top. I'm very happy now." MORE

CANADIAN FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
CASSIE SHARPE WINS X GAMES SUPERPIPE GOLD IN OSLO
Oslo, Norway - Cassie Sharpe (Comox, BC) won the first X Games gold medal of her career today in Oslo, Norway, after skiing to victory in the women's superpipe.

Sharpe's high score of 88.33 held off Olympic champion and four-time X Games gold medallist, Maddie Bowman (USA) for the victory. Bowman scored 85.33 for silver and Japan's Ayana Onozuka grabbed bronze with 83.66.
 
It is the first X Games held in Oslo and the first time that the event has been held in Europe since 2013.
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