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3 Athlete Stories from X Games Aspen 2016

3 Athlete Stories from X Games Aspen 2016

by Michael Stevens

On January 28-31, X Games celebrated its 15th year in Aspen, Colorado. Over 200 world-class athletes competed for medals & prizes, while spectators gathered for one of the world’s best action sports, music and festival experience. As the event went… Read More →

Q&A with Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team CEO & President

Q&A with Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team CEO & President

by Troy Hawks

It’s his name that strikes you first: Tiger. They don’t call it the “eye of the shark,” or lion, or bear. It’s “eye of the tiger,” and it seems to strike the cord and essence of competitive sports in the… Read More →

Pro Freeskier Brita Sigourney: Athlete Profile & Q&A

Pro Freeskier Brita Sigourney: Athlete Profile & Q&A

by Fletcher Keyes

Everyone knows chicks who ski are rad. Yeah, that’s a vague statement that might cause you to pause and ask, “But, what kind of skiers are you talking about?” I’m talking about the chicks you see on TV tossing their… Read More →

Q&A with Joss Christensen, Slopestyle’s First Olympic Gold Medalist in Skiing

Q&A with Joss Christensen, Slopestyle’s First Olympic Gold Medalist in Skiing

by Katie Coakley

Gold medals are always a big deal, but perhaps they have a bit more shine when they’re the first in the field. We caught up with Joss Christensen, Olympic Slopestyle gold medalist in skiing, at Copper Mountain Resort where he… Read More →

Sage Kotsenburg: Athlete Profile & Q&A

Sage Kotsenburg: Athlete Profile & Q&A

by Katie Coakley

Gold medals are always a big deal, but perhaps they have a bit more shine when they’re the first in the field. We caught up with Sage Kotsenburg, Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist in snowboarding, at Copper Mountain Resort where he… Read More →

Q&A with Megan Gunning: Evolution of Women in Competitive Free Skiing

Q&A with Megan Gunning: Evolution of Women in Competitive Free Skiing

by Leah Evans

Watching Dara Howell come down the Olympic slope style course, professional skier Megan Gunning thought to herself, “Wow, so many girls are going to want be just like Dara!” Gunning, a member of the Canadian half pipe team from Calgary,… Read More →

The Impact of the Winter Olympics on US Ski Areas

The Impact of the Winter Olympics on US Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

The 2014 Winter Olympics have seen incredible performances from US athletes, particularly in the various downhill snowsports events: alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, and freestyle snowboarding.  Millions of Americans watch the games on TV, providing an incredibly valuable level of exposure… Read More →

10 Minutes with Olympic Coach Tom Steitz: Winning Strategies on the Slopes and in Boardrooms

10 Minutes with Olympic Coach Tom Steitz: Winning Strategies on the Slopes and in Boardrooms

by Katie Kearsey

When the U.S. Olympic team entered Fisht Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Olympic Silver medalist and World Champion, Todd Lodwick, who is competing in a record-setting 6th Winter Games, carried the American flag. Photo credit- Financial Times… Read More →

The Legacy of the Sochi Olympics

The Legacy of the Sochi Olympics

by Patrick Thorne

So it is almost Opening Ceremony Day for the Sochi Olympics! Widely believed to be the most expensive Olympics yet, the guesstimated $50 billion price tag easily overtakes the cost of the Beijing summer games and is nearly 15 times… Read More →

Athlete Profile: Q&A with Julia Mancuso

Athlete Profile: Q&A with Julia Mancuso

by Eric Wagnon

When the Winter Olympics arrive in February, Julia Mancuso is a name to watch. The U.S. Ski Team member has three career Olympic medals including a gold in the 2006 giant slalom and silvers in the downhill and combined in… Read More →