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Liz Stephen retires from U.S. cross-country ski team after lengthy career

April 22, 2018 — PARK CITY, Utah — Cross-country skier Liz Stephen is not totally sure what’s next. After competing with the U.S. national team since 2006, her retirement leaves a lot of questions, but she is sure of one thing: It’s going to be great. “I’m kind of

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AVSC’s Cassidy Jarrell eyes next step after strong season, repeat national title

April 18, 2018 — Last week at Copper Mountain, Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club athlete Cassidy Jarrell defended his USASA national championship by winning the men's open class division in the freeski halfpipe competition. Eric Knight, AVSC's freestyle program director, was there to see it. And what he

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Noah Hoffman retires from cross-country ski racing, readies for next phase of life

March 31, 2018 — There was a hint of sadness in Noah Hoffman's voice, but no regret. He had long since made peace with his decision. "It feels very right, though there are mixed emotions," Hoffman said Thursday while gazing at Aspen Mountain. "I'm going to miss the people.

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Aspen comes together to celebrate with Olympic silver medalist Alex Ferreira

March 16, 2018 — On the gondola ride to the top of Aspen Mountain on Friday, Alex Ferreira promised he was "still Alex." Sure, an Olympic silver medal has changed a few things for the Aspen-raised halfpipe skier, but all in all, he remains the same good-natured kid who

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AJ Ginnis outduels David Chodounsky for World Pro Ski Tour win in Snowmass

March 10, 2018 — Even if they just put up a few gates on the backyard hill, there will need to be a rubber match between A.J. Ginnis and David Chodounsky. It all came down to the U.S. Ski Team duo on Saturday in the finals of the Rocky

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Nordic Notes with Noah Hoffman: One final race before calling it a career

March 7, 2018 — The following is a letter from Aspen-raised cross-country skier Noah Hoffman, who plans to retire after this weekend’s races. Hoffman, 28, is a two-time Olympian and a 2007 Aspen High School graduate. — — Saturday's World Cup at the famed Holmenkollen Ski Festival in Oslo,

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Aspen Olympians come together to talk experiences on Tuesday at Wheeler

March 6, 2018 — As Jeremy Abbott put it, there is no normal trajectory to reaching the Olympics. But when you come from the same community, one that has a drive and passion for athletics like Aspen does, there are bound to be similarities. "I'm just so lucky to

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Austria’s Hirscher wins slalom to lock up record seventh overall WC title

March 5, 2018 — KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia — Marcel Hirscher capped his stellar season by securing an unprecedented seventh overall World Cup title on Sunday. Dominating the penultimate slalom of the season, the two-time Olympic champion from Austria stretched his lead over his only remaining rival, Henrik Kristoffersen, to

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Vail skier Tess Johnson wins first World Cup moguls event in Japan

March 5, 2018 — VAIL — Vail skier Tess Johnson notched her first-ever World Cup podium on Sunday, and that podium was also a win. Johnson, 17, took down a heavy field en route to victory in the dual moguls competition, which pits skiers against each other in a

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With Justin Reiter in her ear, Steamboat-trained Czech Ledecká soars to unthinkable second Olympic gold medal

February 24, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Justin Reiter had dreamed about something like this, of course, about glory at the Olympics. Not until recently did he actually dream of this, though. He stood off to the side of the parallel giant slalom course at Phoenix Snow Park

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Silverthorne resident Kyle Mack wins silver medal in Olympics’ first-ever snowboard big air

February 24, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the top of the Olympic big air course, Kyle Mack thought about doing a standard tail grab. But he had another, more stylish, distinct and difficult grab in mind — the Bloody Dracula. It entails grabbing the tail of the

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US Nordic combined team struggles in final event of 2018 Winter Olympics

February 23, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The end came with a dedicated effort, a sharp sprint but still a frustrating result Thursday as the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wrapped up its 2018 Winter Olympics events with the four-man team relay at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

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For Colorado couple, years of Olympic work come to a speedy end

February 23, 2018 — JEONGSEONG, South Korea — The Olympic competitions ended here Thursday with two Vail Valley women, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, charging down the course in the alpine combined. For Geoff "Salty" and Allison Kohn Marriner, of Eagle, it was a 27-month journey to get to

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Aspen’s Ferreira takes Olympic silver

February 22, 2018 — Alex Ferreira didn't make the 2014 Olympic team and it haunted him for years. But Thursday in South Korea, the Aspen freeskier was able to banish those demons forever. "It just crushed him. And he knew what he needed to do to get here. It

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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

February 22, 2018 — GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s biggest stage, against the Americans’ greatest

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With gold and silver, Mikaela Shiffrin savors the ‘incredibly sweet’ moment

February 22, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin had once hoped to win five gold medals at these Olympics. A perfectly arranged schedule — her strongest events, the giant slalom and slalom, followed by speed events, with rest days spaced in between — made three or four

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

February 21, 2018 — 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

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Striking Silver: Aspen’s Alex Ferreira takes silver in Olympic ski halfpipe finals

February 21, 2018 — Alex Ferreira didn't make the 2014 Olympic team and it haunted him for years. But Thursday in South Korea, the Aspen freeskier was able to banish those demons forever. "It just crushed him. And he knew what he needed to do to get here. It

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ALS will take Tim Fletcher’s life, but he won’t let it take one more chance to cheer on his Steamboat Springs Olympic sons

February 21, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When Tim Fletcher of Steamboat Springs would tell a good story about the best of days to his young boys, he'd use to the phrase "like you read about" as if it were an exclamation point. There were 15 fresh inches

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: American-born skier uses ‘loophole,’ completes Average Joe-like run down Olympic halfpipe

February 21, 2018 — SUMMIT STAT: 31.40 The high-score awarded to a woman named Elizabeth Marian Swaney during the women’s ski halfpipe qualifying round. Swaney, competing for Hungary, finished in last place of the 24 skiers who competed in the Olympic competition, and her high score was more than

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