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Michael DeGrandis flies off the jump at the water ramp at Bald Eagle Lake near Steamboat Springs. Coaches said the ramp allows the team priceless training opportunities.

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Water ramps get winter’s stars trained in Steamboat

Skiing off the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s water ramp at Bald Eagle Lake on the eastern edge of Steamboat Springs is a lot of things. It’s scary and fast, wet, of course, and cold. It, however, is not complicated. So I tightened my helmet, double knotted my swim trunks and turned into the hill.

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