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Jim Vanderbeek, left, Jake Sivinski, Cameron Ehrlich and EJ Ehrlich will be on the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s new big mountain skiing team, which begins competition this winter. Freeskiing, when athletes are judged on their run down a backcountry line, takes a different style, but it’s grown popular. Steamboat’s full-time program is one of the first of its kind in the nation.

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Winter Sports Club adds new freeskiing program

Steamboat Springs may not be the big mountain capital of the world, but it’s home to one of the sport’s first full-time big mountain skiing programs.

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