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Olympic medalist snowboarder Max Parrot from Canada has lymphoma

January 17, 2019 — MONTREAL — Olympic medalist snowboarder Max Parrot of Canada has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Canada Snowboard said Thursday the cancer was diagnosed Dec. 21 after a biopsy 10 days earlier. The 24-year-old from Quebec will miss the rest of the 2018-19 season. Parrot said

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Snowboarder Chris Corning podiums at Austrian World Cup slopestyle event

January 14, 2019 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Chris Corning podiumed this past weekend at a World Cup slopestyle event in Austria, his first event since finishing an impressive second at last month's Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The 19-year-old Silverthorne snowboarder and former Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard

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Aspen skier Alex Ferreira enjoying his post-Olympic, no pressure lifestyle

December 21, 2018 — When Alex Ferreira won Olympic silver in February, he gained a peace of mind he maybe didn't expect. The pressure of living up to his sponsors, his fans, his friends — it all faded away. "I've kind of proven myself, so I have a little

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Season likely over for Basalt’s Torin Yater-Wallace after Dew Tour injury

December 20, 2018 — The ski season is likely over for Basalt's Torin Yater-Wallace after a crash Sunday in the modified superpipe competition at Dew Tour in Breckenridge. Near the end of his first run, the two-time Olympian landed near the flat bottom of the halfpipe and collapsed to

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ESPN, Skico negotiating new Winter X Games contract

December 11, 2018 — The Aspen Skiing Co. is in discussions with ESPN about extending its contract for Winter X Games, with an announcement possible by next month, sources said Tuesday. "I'm optimistic," Skico CEO Mike Kaplan said. "We would love to continue with it." Kaplan said an announcement

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The Aspen Times Most Anticipated Arts Events, Winter 2018-19

November 29, 2018 — A winter day in Aspen is no sprint. And a full season is a veritable ultra-marathon of not only skiing and après-skiing, but more arts and cultural happenings than any remote mountain town can take for granted. The big one this winter is the kickoff

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Inside X Games

February 20, 2018 — Driving by the beaming X Games superpipe at night, I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame — and I'm almost as distracted as if I were texting while driving. The energy of the X Games is undeniable. Athletes have pushed action sports

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Mountain Mayhem: X Games Excitement

January 31, 2018 — For the 17th edition of Winter X Games in Aspen, held from Jan. 25 to 28, the center of the action was concentrated at Buttermilk with the world's best action sports, music and festival experience. However, there was plenty of action on the social front

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Japan’s Ayumu Hirano wins X Games superpipe gold; iPod injured in crash

January 28, 2018 — Japan's Ayumu Hirano outdueled Australian Scotty James and American Ben Ferguson to win Sunday's men's snowboard superpipe contest at X Games Aspen. This, however, was secondary to a second-run crash that sent Swiss superstar Iouri Podladtchikov, better known as "iPod," to the hospital. Podladtchikov, the

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X Games notes: Harlaut wins ski Big Air, Matechuk snow bikecross

January 28, 2018 — Crowd favorite Henrik Harlaut gets gold in ski big air Henrik Harlaut catapulted himself back on top Saturday night and unseated reigning X Games Aspen ski Big Air champ James Woods. Harlaut captured his fifth Big Air gold, setting himself up for success on his

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Chloe Kim edges Arielle Gold to win X Games snowboard superpipe

January 27, 2018 — Arielle Gold believes Chloe Kim can be beaten. And Saturday at X Games Aspen, Gold nearly had her. Nearly. "She can. I believe it, but it's so great to have someone like that who is spearheading the movement," Gold said of her friend and rival.

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Austria’s Gasser holds off Iwabuchi, Anderson for X Games Big Air gold

January 27, 2018 — Anna Gasser didn't like her chances in Saturday's women's snowboard Big Air final at X Games Aspen because of a slight rule change the snowboarders only found out about a week ago. Like in the past, the 20-minute jam session combined the snowboarders' two best

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Canada’s Max Parrot wins third straight X Games Big Air title; lone American rider Chris Corning ties for fourth

January 26, 2018 — Twenty-nine days out from the inaugural Olympic Big Air finals at South Korea's Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot is riding a wave of momentum after his Big Air victory Friday night at X Games Aspen. Parrot pulled out a switch triple cork

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X Games notes: Brett Turcotte wins second gold in 24 hours of X Games

January 26, 2018 — Brett Turcotte, who won his first X Games gold by beating Levi LaVallee in speed and style Thursday, repeated the feat Friday night against LaVallee, this time in the freestyle event. Feeding off Thursday night's energy, Turcotte's big trick of the night was the first

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Jamie Anderson rises above poor conditions, wins X Games gold

January 26, 2018 — Jamie Anderson was able to put aside the craziness of  X Games Aspen on Friday, push a challenging start to her day out of her mind and refocus to win her fifth gold medal in snowboard slopestyle. "That was crazy. Definitely tapping into the perseverance,

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Aspen’s Ferreira, Yater-Wallace share first X Games podium in hometown

January 25, 2018 — In all the years they've skied side by side, Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace rarely have finished on the podium together in a significant event. The exception was X Games Oslo in 2016, won by Yater-Wallace with Ferreira in second. So Thursday at X Games

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Maddie Bowman returns to top of women’s X Games ski pipe hierarchy

January 25, 2018 — It only took one off year for Maddie Bowman to start having some doubts. The halfpipe skier from South Lake Tahoe won X Games Aspen gold every year from 2013 to '16 before settling for bronze a year ago. Thursday at Buttermilk, she returned to

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Skip Winter X Games in Aspen? For most of the athletes, there’s no chance

January 24, 2018 — It's a fair question during an Olympic season and one the athletes get quite a bit: Are you going to compete in X Games? While there have been instances where an athlete will skip the annual event in Aspen to focus on the Olympics —

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