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2014 Olympics: Stunner At Sochi - Weibrecht, Miller Medal In Super G

Andrew Weibrecht

TUESDAY UPDATE: Thick fog obscured the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Monday, forcing officials to move the men’s snowboardcross event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games to Tuesday morning.

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - In an historic and seemingly improbable finish, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) took silver and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khotur Sunday. 

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2014 Olympics: Alpine Skiers Continue To Struggle; Mancuso Eighth In Super G

Anna Fenninger

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 15) – USA alpine skiers continue to struggle in Russia — one medal. But, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led Team USA once again Saturday, posting the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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Northwest, East Coast BIG Powder Winners, And More Is On The Way

Forecast 2-14-14

Repeat after me ... Northwest and East Coast, Northwest and East Coast, Northwest and East Coast. They were the big winners this week, and they will also be the big winners through the weekend and into early next week. 

 

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2014 Olympics: Bode Miller Sixth In Tricky Super Combined

Bode Miller

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Five-time Olympian Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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Looking For An Airbag Around The Midwest? Here's Where To Find Them

Ski Brule Acro-bag

Good news for budding Midwest Olympians looking to perfect aerial landings in snowboarding and skiing events. There are at least six ski areas scattered around the Great Lakes that now offer airbag jumps on a regular basis. 

 

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2014 Olympics: U.S. Men Sweep Skiing Slopestyle; Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Halfpipe Gold

Joss Christensen

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earning silver and bronze.

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Powder Days Throughout The Northwest, Rockies, East Coast This Week

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Big snow is still on track for this week. You'll find the deepest powder in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, and along the East Coast.

 

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2014 Olympics: Historic Tie For Gold In Women's Downhill -- Mancuso Eighth

Tina Maze

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) - Super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Thursday's Olympic downhill as Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia made history with a tie for gold. 

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2014 Olympics: USA's Shaun White, Kikkan Randall Miss Medal Podiums

Kikkan Randall at Sochi

Rosa Khotur, Russia (Feb. 11) American Superstar  Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) ended his reign as Olympic Champion dating back to 2006 by finishing fourth in the men's halftime competition Tuesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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Big Snow On The Way This Week For Northern Rockies, BC

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Last week the atmospheric river was directed at California, Utah, and Colorado (with good snow also falling in Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming).

 

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2014 Olympics: Julia Mancuso Makes History -- Medals In Three Games

Julia Mancuso Sochi

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in a tricky super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center.

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Trip Report: Boyne Highlands Is A Midwest Classic

Boyne Highlands

I’ve been skiing at Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain for close to 40 years. Although they sit just a few miles apart, and all you need is one lift ticket to ski both, they really are as different as night and day.

 

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2014 Olympics: Anderson Wins Ladies' Slopestyle Gold for Team USA

Jamie AndersonROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium.

Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a fast and tight line but plowed through a panel and lost time, finishing eighth in the men’s downhill. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was fifth in his first Olympic appearance.

Follow SnoCountry.com’s direct news feed in Sochi from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. It is updated immediately as news breaks from the snow disciplines. Consider this your “spoiler alert.” Click below for detailed news.

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Photo: Jamie Anderson in Cadrona World Cup (USST.Oliver Kraus)

 


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2014 Olympics: USA's Kotsenburg Nabs First Gold Medal In Slopestyle

Sage Kotsenberg

ROSA KHOTUR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) scored an historic victory to open the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, winning the first ever slopestyle snowboarding gold medal.

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2014 Olympics: Todd Lodwick Leads Americans At Opening Ceremony

Sochi Opening Ceremonies

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 7) - The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA. The Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in nordic combined led the American team into the stadium Friday at his record sixth Winter Olympics. No other American has competed in six Winter Games, the most for any athlete worldwide.

Meanwhile,  women's freestyle moguls kicked off yesterday with the first round of Olympic qualifications. Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the top spot and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) finished fourth, automatically advancing them to the semifinal round of 20. Kearney is gunning for her second gold medal and would be the only freestyle skier to ever win back-to-back gold.  

Follow SnoCountry.com’s direct news feed in Sochi from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. It is updated immediately as news breaks from the snow disciplines. Click below for detailed news.

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Photo: Opening ceremony of 2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi2014.com) 

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Skiing ‘Pennsylvania Powder’ – Yes, You Can

Elk Mt powYes. There is some great skiing east of the Rockies and south of New England. Home to 32 ski areas (fourth among all states) Pennsylvania offers skiers and boarders a virtual smorgasbord of downhill options.

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2014 Olympics: Shaun White Out Of Slopestyle

Sochi logoSochi, Russia: Olympic champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) announced late Wednesday Sochi time that he was withdrawing from slopestyle to keep his focus on winning an unprecedented third straight gold for Team USA in halfpipe.

Slopestyle snowboarding will make its Olympic debut with qualification runs Thursday and the men's finals opening the Games on Saturday.

White will now concentrate on winning a third straight gold medal in the halfpipe snowboarding competition set for Tuesday at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Follow SnoCountry.com’s direct news feed in Sochi from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. It is updated immediately as news breaks from the snow disciplines. Click below for detailed news.

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Perfect North, Paoli Peaks, Hidden Valley Attract Dixie Skiers To Midwest Slopes

Perfect North SlopesLower Midwest ski areas in Indiana and Missouri attract Dixie State snowsports enthusiasts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

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Back To Back To Back Storms Rolling Across The Country

Forecast

It's all coming together. A west-to-east storm track will push multiple storms across the country over the next 7-10 days, and this means multiple powder days for most regions. 

 

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Romantic Getaway Chioices For Heartland Couples Valentine's Weekend

Crystal Mt., Mich. couples

Valentine’s Day is coming fast and on it’s on a Friday this winter. It’s the perfect time to consider a romantic getaway, and several Midwest resorts are offering enticing choices. 

 

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