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US FREESKIING TEAM NEWS
Teller Leads USA in Skicross Finale - Olympian John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) once again posted the top result for the USA, skiing into 17th during the skicross finale at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Finals. Teller ended the season ranked 13th in the World Cup standings, just 24 points from the top ten. Jean Frederic Chapuis of France earned the day's victory, while Victor Oehling Norberg of Sweden took the skicross title. MORE




GLORIOUS WEEKEND AT AN AMAZING MOUNTAIN
My boyfriend Steve and I decided during President's week, to travel up to New Hampshire to Pats Peak. Upon arrival we were greeted by many wonderful people, including Lori the Director of Marketing and Sales.

We picked up our lift tickets for the day and started getting ready to go conquer the mountain. Once 8:30am hit everyone was out the doors and ready to go.

Skiing:

Once it was 8:29am on Saturday, Steve was out the door and waiting online to take the ride up the Hurricane Triple chair. Once at the top he took the Breezeway trail. On this perfect 50 degree day, the snow was perfect and very well groomed. When he got to the bottom he had to go straight back up, thistime he got the Lower East Wind trail. MORE


US FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
First Time Titlists at Deer Valley -Two-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) rose to the top on Saturday to take her first-ever U.S. aerials title during day two of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. Alec Carignan (FLY Freestyle; Pelham, NH) claimed the title for the men in what was a huge day for the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP), where both U.S. Ski Team veterans and development athletes fought for podium spots at the 2002 Olympic aerials venue. U.S. Freestyle Championships continue Sunday with a dual moguls competition to wrap up the weekend. MORE


HALL OF FAME RECEIVING NOMINATIONS

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, the national hall of fame for all ski sports in the United States is open to receiving nominations for the election of its next class of honorees.  Nominations can be made by anyone and the deadline for the receipt of nominations is April 30, 2014.

All nominations are reviewed by a national Selection Committee with the best of those that meet the qualifying criteria being placed before a National Voting Panel of at least 100 experts from across the country.  All nominees are judged for the level of excellence in their achievements as athletes or as contributors to the development of skiing and snowboarding.  All must have achieved at least a high level of national impact or MORE


SOCHI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES RECAP
A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg's opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin's brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi fans and NBC viewers coast-to-coast. The performances were punctuated with five athletes winning alpine medals along with eight of 18 medals in new freeskiing and snowboarding events. The new events were received well by the International Olympic Committee for bringing a relevant, youthful feel to the competition program. MORE


SKI AREA NEWS
SPRING BRINGS SUN, SNOW TO WINTER PARK RESORT- The first full day of spring has been seasonably spectacular at Winter Park Resort, but snow is in the forecast with up to seven inches anticipated beginning tonight through Sunday, enhancing already sensational conditions. On the season, Winter Park has received 319" (26.5 feet) of snow, over two feet ahead of average for this time of year, with 42" arriving in March alone. MORE


US SNOWBOARD TEAM NEWS
Jacobellis Leads in Season SBX Finale
- Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) sped into second and led the USA in the season finale snowboardcross event in La Molina on Saturday. Canada's Dominique Maltais took the win after securing the World Cup title last week in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, CO) was the top U.S. man in fifth behind winner Paul Berg of Germany.Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) sped into second to lead the USA in the season finale snowboardcross in La Molina on Saturday.

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Kingsbury Could Surpass Brassard for Most World Cup Wins by Canadian Mogul Skier

Voss, Norway (March 14, 2014) -- In only his 4th season on the World Cup Circuit, a victory tomorrow in Voss, Norway would make Mikaël Kingsbury Canada's all-time World Cup Mogul Winner. It took Jean-Luc Brassard 11 full seasons to amass 20 World Cup Wins. Kingsbury might do it in four!*
In other horse races to keep an eye on:
Kingsbury and Olympic Champion Alex Bilodeau are currently battling it out to become the 2014 Mogul and Overall World Cup/Crystal Globe Champion and owner of the Crystal Globe. With three starts left this season, Bilodeau's 45 podiums in nine seasons are two away from tying Jean-Luc Brassard's 47 total number of podiums. (Kingsbury has 37 podiums.)
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US ALPINE SKI TEAM NEWS
Shiffrin Continues Storybook Season
- Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Cup slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) continued her storybook season Thursday with victory in the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom. To kick off the first day of spring, the 19-year-old technical phenom posted a 1.5-second first run lead before expanding it to a massive 1.88-second margin of victory under bluebird Squaw Valley skies. MORE

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