Slideshow: Aspen’s Alex Ferreira wins silver in first trip to Olympics |

Slideshow: Aspen’s Alex Ferreira wins silver in first trip to Olympics

Aspen freeskier Alex Ferreira won the Olympic silver medal on Thursday in the men’s halfpipe, finishing behind U.S. teammate David Wise, who repeated as Olympic champion.

Basalt and former AVSC skier Torin Yater-Wallace, who competed at the 2014 Sochi Games, struggled on all three runs in South Korea, including a hard crash on his third and final run, but he was able to get up.

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