December 10, 2017 — The Race to the Cup was the event of the day, but for a handful of young Steamboat Springs alpine snowboarders it's a race to the rings that has dominated their thoughts. Competitions Saturday and Sunday brought top competition to Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat,
December 10, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The ground shook and the air roiled Dec. 6, 1995, with thousands stomping and clapping, screaming and cheering on a cold but beautiful day in Steamboat Springs. They packed into the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena that day until no more could, not
December 9, 2017 — Steamboat Springs-trained moguls skier Jaelin Kauf flew to a fifth-place finish Saturday in the first moguls World Cup of the season. Kauf was the top American skier at the event, in Ruka, Finland. Australia's Britteny Cox, back on snow after winning last winter's season-long moguls
December 9, 2017 — Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold was fifth in the women's snowboard halfpipe Saturday in a U.S. Grand Prix event at Copper Mountain. The event was the first of four Olympic qualifying events that will decide the snowboarding contingent that the United States will send to
December 8, 2017 — Although Friday's Freeski World Cup ski halfpipe champion David Wise was the only American to finish in the top four at the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Resort, the 27-year-old and reigning Olympic halfpipe gold medalist believes his competition is the best he's ever
December 8, 2017 — Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden laid down a solid run and came about as close as possible to qualifying for finals at the Grand Prix snowboard event in Copper Mountain while still missing out. The event is a qualifier for the United States team for
December 8, 2017 — Four American men and two women qualified at Copper Mountain Resort on Friday for Sunday's Snowboard Big Air finals at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix FIS Snowboard World Cup. Japan's Yuri Okubo registered what was by far the most impressive score of the day, a
December 8, 2017 — French freeskier Marie Martinod hopped the blue fence at the base of the Woodward Superpipe and dashed uphill just a few moments after she officially was crowned champion of the Freeski World Cup Ladies Ski Halfpipe at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
December 8, 2017 — The two girls seemed almost giddy — playing around for the photographers as they celebrated on the podium. German ski star Viki Rebensburg reached over the pulled Mikaela Shiffrin's familiar Barilla ski cap down over her eyes as cameras flashed. "That was hilarious," laughed Shiffrin.
December 8, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Russian-American gold medal snowboarder Vic Wild, who trained in Steamboat Springs, expressed frustration and doubts in an interview with a Latvian news outlet following the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, set for February
December 8, 2017 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — Eagle's Jake Pates has to leave Copper Mountain without a spot in the top-10 finals, even though he did mange to notch a top-10 score on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the U.S. Grand Prix World Cup. Such is the plight of the
December 8, 2017 — VAL THORENS, France — Here comes the boom. That was the expression used by Chris Del Bosco's ski pals on freeskiing days in Vail as they were growing up. Everyone knew Del Bosco was going to do something bigger, faster or riskier. Now 35, Del
December 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It wasn't a completely smooth day for Steamboat Springs snowboarders, but Arielle Gold managed to emerge from it with the only thing she needed: a spot in the finals of the first Grand Prix halfpipe event at Copper Mountain. The event is
December 7, 2017 — Editor’s note: The quotes from snowboarder Vic Wild in this story were updated to reflect a more accurate translation of his interview. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Russian-American gold medal snowboarder Vic Wild, who trained in Steamboat Springs, expressed frustration and doubts in an interview with a
December 7, 2017 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — Every time top-level athletes ski into the halfpipe, they risk injury or worse. So for local athletes Taylor Seaton and Sammy Schuling, to ski away unscathed at the U.S. Grand Prix World Cup on Wednesday, Dec. 6, was a victory in and
December 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nothing but snow awaits in Arielle Gold's immediate future, so forgive her for savoring the time she had without it. She soaked up every last bit of sun she could during a Mexican vacation last month. She'd focused on snowboarding all through
December 7, 2017 — Twenty-four medalists from the 2014 Sochi Olympics will take part in the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort from Dec. 14-17, which will also double as an 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics qualifying event for the United States and Canada. The Dew Tour's men's and
December 7, 2017 — Jake Ingle estimates he and his halfpipe-carving buddy Mark Pevny worked 130 hours last week to ensure Copper Mountain Resort's halfpipe was ready for this week's U.S. Ski and Snowboard Grand Prix. "This year was an insane struggle," Ingle said. It was such an extensive
December 7, 2017 — Vail's Lindsey Vonn, in an interview with CNN's Christina Macfarlane in St. Moritz, Switzerland, didn't shy away from questions about what it means to represent the U.S. on the Olympics stage and whether she would accept an invitation to the White House from President Trump.