Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes swept the men’s and women’s races at the first of two Race to the Cup events at Howelsen Hill.
Matt Ladley made it easy while Taylor Gold made it dramatic. Both Steamboat Springs half-pipe snowboarders qualified on Thursday for the Dew Tour men’s half-pipe finals, set for Saturday in Breckenridge.
The Steamboat Springs alpine snowboard squad is coming off a strong showing last weekend and locals won’t have to wait to see just what the team can do. The annual Race to the Cup snowboard event will fly into Steamboat Springs today for two days of action at Howelsen Hill.
Arielle Gold finished second in the snowboard half-pipe qualification round at the Dew Tour on Wednesday.
Thanks to a broken ankle Steamboat Springs snowboarder Taylor Gold couldn't replicate in 2014 the summer of 2013 that was so pivotal to his Olympic-team breakthrough. Still, with a win already under his belt this winter, he's thinking big.
Brother-sister combo score big at season's 1st half-pipe competition
Taylor Gold was first and Arielle Gold was second on Saturday in the finals of the U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding half-pipe competition at Copper Mountain, the first big event of the season.
The U.S. Snowboarding team, named this week, is loaded with Steamboat Springs talent.
The summer doesn’t seem to have sapped much from the Gold siblings when it comes to snowboarding.
For all the marvelous snowpack it provided, last week’s storm was a bit of a letdown. A three-day dump gets everyone’s hopes up for one of the best openings ever, and then “freezing rain” crusts it over to the consistency of burnt crème brulee.
Steamboat Springs native brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher used bit cross country skiing days on Saturday to make their way back to fair finishes in the first World Cup Nordic combined action of the season in Finland.
Zachary R. Sabel, a 1995 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, has spent the last seven years of his life redirecting his career goals toward skydiving. Last week, he and 51 others set a jumping world record in Arizona.
On Rabbit Ears Pass Thursday morning hardened clumps of snow in the trees warmed in the sun and began to fall from the branches of lodgepole pines to clatter noisily over the icy surface of the snowpack.
Icy hard pack conditions weren’t enough to deter hundreds of skiers who flocked to Steamboat Ski Area Thursday for some turkey day turns.
When the competitive days are done, moving on can be complex for athletes.
Popular ski and snowboard filmmaker Warren Miller Entertainment produced its 65th film "No Turning Back" this season and will be shown in Steamboat Springs for the first time Friday and Saturday at the Chief Theater.