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Paula moltzan rooting For The Underdog
Making the U.S. Ski Team is never easy, but some athletes have an easier time than others. Mikaela Shiffrin? She’s had a pretty smooth ride as the national team’s star athlete (though she’s dealt with her fair share of setbacks and tragedy in recent
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In the Buff
Wind, for many skiers, is a four-letter word. They see it as an indefensible day-ruiner wherein icy blasts plunge daggers into the soul, shut down preferred lifts, and muss up hairdos. But maybe it’s time to rethink that. In reality, there’s gold in
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The State Of The Games
The U.S. Ski Team will travel across the globe to Beijing, China, in early February in pursuit of Olympic glory, to compete at a Winter Olympics that will be unlike any of the previous 23, which began with the inaugural games in Chamonix in 1924, nea
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Bulletproof Your Knees Like a Downhill Racer
Breezy Johnson has been on a tear, and since January 2020, it’s been the good kind. The 26-year-old speed skier hailing from Jackson Hole, Wyo. is making headlines with her consistent podium finishes on the women’s World Cup downhill circuit. But pri
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Ravi drugan stay Seated
DISCIPLINE Slalom, Super G, GS HOMETOWN Eugene, Oregon AGE 32 CAREER HIGHLIGHT Bronze in Mono Skier X 2015 at X Games, Gold in Para-Snowboarding World Cup in Lake Louise, Alberta in 2012 At age 14, Ravi Drugan was well over six feet tall and a gifted
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Kai owens let’s Hear It For The Kid
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 17-year-old moguls phenom Kai Owens loves “pretty much all sports.” She doesn’t get to compete in anything else on a high level due to her time commitment to skiing, but when she’s not training, she plays hockey w
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Obituaries Cont. From D7
Free parking, once an expected part of the ski experience, like purchasing a lift ticket that didn’t require an Old Testament-level sacrifice, skidded into the light at the end of the tunnel just the other day when an unnamed ski bum was charged $69
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Happy Hunting
Toward the end of last season, as the ice was just beginning to break up on the first round of the pandemic and the sketchiest snowpack in history west of the Rockies turned to corn, I had the opportunity to travel to Montana to do a little explorati
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Your Mikaela Shiffrin Medal Moment, Brought To You By The Color Gold
Two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time overall World Cup champion, four-time world champion in slalom, and a six-time winner of the World Cup Slalom Crystal Globe, Mikaela Shiffrin is on her way to collecting more titles and hardware in Beijing.
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The Art of Breaking Away
As a women’s alpine coach for the U.S. Ski Team, Karin Harjo has worked with champions such as Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, and like these female athletes, she has landed herself in the record books. In 2016, Harjo became the first woman to des
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Sorry Dex and T.J., ‘Aspen Extreme’ Is For the Girls
Let’s start with some assumptions. 1) You’ve seen the 1993 film “Aspen Extreme” and 2) You agree it transcends cult classic status and has settled into its rightful place as the greatest ski movie of all time. Like many skiers, I have long marked the
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Kingdom Come And Gone
In 2016, it looked like Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom—remote and picturesque, but chronically impoverished—was finally catching the economic break it needed. A remarkable transformation was underway at its two ski areas, Jay Peak and Burke Mount
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New York State of Mind
It’s not even 5:30 in the morning as I load into a snowcat at Whiteface Mountain. The coffee has just started to kick in; the rock and roll on the radio acts like a second alarm. I ride in the dark to the ski patrol shack on top of Little Whiteface,
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The Wizards Behind the Curtain
On the surface, a ski technician’s job is to service, repair, and tune an athlete’s skis. Select the ski, wax the bases, file the edges. At a higher level, World Cup ski techs are responsible for making the fastest skis in the world run even faster.
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A Haute Route of Our Own
On this cobalt-blue, early-April day, our group of 10 skiers is marveling at the alpine skyline of the San Juan mountains. From our vantage point 13,000 feet above sea level on the crest of Imogene Pass, we can see more 14,000-foot peaks than anywher
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sierra Shafer CONTENT DIRECTOR Samantha Berman CONTENT PRODUCER Jenny Wiegand GEAR EDITOR Scott Yorko CONTRIBUTORS Dave Amirault, Kimberly Beekman, Danica Carey, Matt Coté, Krista Crabtree, Joe Cutts, John Clary Davies, Greg Fitzsimmo
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Eileen Gu for The Home Team
DISCIPLINE Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Big Air HOMETOWN San Francisco, California AGE 18 CAREER HIGHLIGHT The first rookie to win three medals at X Games in 2021 Chinese-American freeski sensation Eileen Gu is busy. So busy that we couldn’t get an inte
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Building A Ski Nation
A few years ago, when China was really in the thick of trying to become a state-sponsored winter sports nation, I was walking down a street in the town of Chongli about 100 miles northwest of Beijing, struggling to believe what I was seeing. It was l
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Intro
When my favorite ski crew recently skated into an afternoon groomer under a bluebird sky, it had been two years since we last skied together. Travel restrictions, new jobs, old jobs, new babies, and old knees made it difficult to be in the same place
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Ryan cochran - Siegle The Cochran Way
DISCIPLINE Super-G and Downhill HOMETOWN Starksboro, Vermont AGE 29 CAREER Winning the men’s 2020 HIGHLIGHT World Cup super-G in Bormio, Italy At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, 16 athletes hailed from the state of Vermont, where the Green M
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The Promised Land
The White Mountains stretch, high and pine covered, across the belly of eastern Arizona. In 1962, Ronnie Lupe, the young Chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, had a vision about those mountains, where his tribe has lived for thousands of years
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A Town Up in the Hills
Long before 19th century European miners founded Rossland, B.C., the indigenous Sinixt people called it kEluwi’sst—a word that means “up in the hills.” It’s such a perfect description of the otherworldly realm the town occupies and it calls out the i
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Obituaries
Following too many seasons of snug fit and securing zero heel lift, your old liners have given up the ghost. While boot doctors still need to perform an official autopsy, many believe the cause of death to be their gag-inducing stench brought on by y
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Racing the Moonlight
“But didn’t you just buy a new pair of skis last year?” I asked. We’re a ski family, but a relatively thrifty one. I had skied on dead-straight Atomic ARC 205s well into the 2000s. Dad, who literally grew up at Sugarloaf as the son of Sugarloaf Inn p
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Forest For The Trees
I’d heard for years about how good the skiing is on the backside of Bolton Valley Ski Resort, a modest day (and night skiing) area beloved by skiing families of Vermont’s Chittenden County. But nothing I’d heard prepared me for the best tree-skiing t
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The Blind Leading the Blind
In the backcountry, there are times when the light is so flat you have to feel your way down. We call this skiing by braille, but what if that was your actual baseline? For Tyson Rettie, it is. The 30-year-old heli-ski guide from In-vermere, B.C., lo
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Go Go Gadget Ski Gear
This 4-oz., palm-sized hotspot connects your smartphone to a satellite network that lets you text, get weather updates, track and share your location, and send an SOS alert from anywhere in the world, with or without phone service. It also has the mo
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Know Before You Go
You’ve got your backcountry setup dialed, you’ve checked that your avalanche safety gear (which you know how to use) is still in good working order, and you’ve been tracking weather and avy reports. Now you’re just waiting for enough snow to accumula
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sierra Shafer CONTENT DIRECTOR Samantha Berman CONTENT PRODUCER Jenny Wiegand GEAR EDITOR Scott Yorko CONTRIBUTORS Dave Amirault, Kimberly Beekman, Danica Carey, Matt Coté, Krista Crabtree, Joe Cutts, John Clary Davies, Greg Fitzsimmo
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Left In The Dust
We kissed a horrible year goodbye far before the clock struck midnight. Our 4 a.m. alarm came, thankfully, without a hangover. My girlfriend Rita and our two roommates Amy and Luke shoved a few bottles of Prosecco between the PB sandwiches and Snicke
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