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JUNIOR BIG MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONS AT SNOWBIRD
The Snowbird Sports Education Foundation (SBSEF) hosted 231 junior (ages 12-18) athletes from 26 freeride teams last weekend for the North American Junior Freeskiing and Snowboarding Championships presented by Anon. The top ski and snowboard freeride athletes from the U.S. and Canada convened at Snowbird to compete on the world class Silver Fox venue.

Saturday night the athletes, parents, coaches, and judges gathered at the Cliff Lodge to celebrate the end of the season with live music and an awards ceremony to announce the 2014 championship event winners as well as the 2014 IFSA Champions. Stohke Productions provided $2000 in scholarships to the winners in each overall category. Nine additional sponsors provided prizes for the top five finishers. MORE


SKI AREA NEWS
Aspen/Snowmass Opens THIS SATURDAY for Daily Summer Operations

Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain and Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass Open Saturday June 21 for Daily Operations; Bike Snowmass Season Kicks off with Big Mountain Enduro

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., June 19, 2014 - The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain and the Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift at Snowmass open for daily operations on Saturday, June 21.

New this season, for just $29 the Perfect Summer package offers a three out of three-day gondola sightseeing ticket, on-mountain activities, a $10 lunch voucher for either the Sundeck or Elk Camp, and a voucher for a guided bus tour to the Maroon Bells. MORE


US ALPINE SKI TEAM NEWS
Men's Tech Reboots at Mt. Hood - The U.S. Alpine Ski Team men's technical program took it back to basics last week with athletes from across the country, working to elevate the nation's technical skiing ability. Audi FIS Alpine World Cup athletes David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA...

Aspen Awarded World Cup Finals - Aspen has been awarded one of the most prestigious events on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup as site of the 2017 World Cup Finals. The longtime World Cup community was selected by the International Ski Federation for the March 15-19, 2017 races that will bring both the men's and women's tour to Aspen. The Finals will... MORE


POWDER ALLIANCE EXPANDS TO CANADA
Winter may have just ended but the Powder Alliance is not on summer vacation just yet. This season the Canadian resort, Silver Star, has been added to North America's premiere multi-resort season pass. Located high above British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Silver Star is a world-class winter destination with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, 116 marked runs, and tons of fresh snow giving families more than enough reason to explore its powder-filled back side and ski-in ski-out accommodations.

The spectacular scenery of Silver Star's three faces is both vast and varied, and now top-tier pass holders from any Powder Alliance resort can experience it this season for FREE. These areas include Crested Butte, CO, Snowbasin Resort, UT, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, Stevens Pass, WA, Timberline, OR, Schweitzer, ID, Angel Fire Resort, NM, Bridger Bowl, MT, China Peak, CA, Mountain High, CA, Arizona Snowbowl, AZ, and Mt Hood Skibowl, OR. MORE


US SNOWBOARDING TEAM NEWS

Four Ways Playing Multiple Sports Can Help Your Child

Become A Better Athlete - It's exciting to watch your children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique are critical to success, but let's not forget that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run.

Big Air-Team SBX Proposed for 2018 - On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport's governing body, when...MORE


NORTHSTAR BEERFEST & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Truckee, Calif. (Tuesday, June 24, 2014) - Northstar California Resort welcomes all to the third annual Brew Master's Dinner Friday, July 4 and eighth annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Saturday, July 5 - offering two days of culinary pairings, limited-edition tastings, live bluegrass and family-friendly summer fun not to be missed.

Brew Master's Dinner
Scheduled for Friday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Village at Northstar's Tavern 6330', the Brew Master's Dinner will present a true gastro pub experience for beer aficionados. Guests will be served a five-course dinner of farm-fresh dishes which offer ideal pairings for each featured craft beer. Tickets to the Brew Master's Dinner are $75 day-of, or $65 in advance and may be purchased on-line.
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US FREESKIING TEAM NEWS
Four Ways Playing Multiple Sports Can Help Your Child Become A Better Athlete
It's exciting to watch your children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique are critical to success, but let's not forget that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run...

New Survey Identifies Decline in Sportsmanship
Now that Freeskiing season has wrapped up, a new national survey of 2,000 youth sports parents and coaches by Liberty Mutual Insurance illuminates a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important lesson...

Starting the Sportsmanship Conversation
The hyper-competitive youth sports environment has, in some cases, created a culture that has become accepting of poor sportsmanship. This culture of competition is putting the positive youth sports experience that we want for our kids at risk, threatening to ruin the sport for them. As a parent, what can you do to fight poor sportsmanship... MORE


TOP SUMMER EVENTS IN COLORADO
When Colorado's ski season finally winds down in June, outdoor enthusiasts will still find plenty of fun activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts throughout the summer. For those who enjoy watching athletes compete at the highest levels, elite road and mountain bicyclists will descend on Colorado to test themselves in the most challenging terrain Colorado offers. In addition, CSCUSA resorts will host festivals celebrating a variety of recreational pursuits, from craft beer to hot air balloons to the best bluegrass musicians on the planet, and more. Whether it's summer or winter, Colorado has a mountain for everyone.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Join Arapahoe Basin on Sunday, May 25 for the 13th annual Festival of the Brewpubs, featuring live music and beer from twelve breweries around Summit County and Colorado. Breweries include Pug Ryan's, Dillon Dam, AC Golden, Avery, O'Dells, Oskar Blues, Wynkoop, Tivoli, Twisted Pine, Breckenridge Brewery, Left Hand, and Elevation. For $25, guests will enjoy beer samplings from 12:00pm-4:00pm and a commemorative mug. MORE


US FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
2015 Freestyle Skiing Team Nominated - Two-time Olympic medalist and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) headlines a talent deep group of 36 athletes nominated to the 2014-2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for aerials and moguls. The 2015 season is highlighted by World Cup stops in both Lake Placid, NY and Deer Valley, UT along with the FIS Freestyle...

Hager to Head Moguls Team - Veteran athlete and moguls coach Garth Hager has been named moguls head coach for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. Hager, who has served as an assistant coach for eight years, will take the reins from one of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport, Scott Rawles, who is stepping down after a 14 year coaching

Apply for Tryout Camp - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and FLY Freestyle have. . . ...MORE


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