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Snowboard Big Air, Alpine Team Event Added to 2018 Olympics; U.S. World Cup Stops Set

Big Air in KoreaBig air snowboarding and an alpine team event were approved the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air. U.S. World Cup stops were released by the F.I.S. as well.

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Welcome Home Parade In Lake Placid March 16 For America's Olympians; Weibrecht's Night

Weibrecht in 2010 Parade Lake Placid

For United States Winter Olympians the Welcome Home parade on March 16 in Lake Placid will bring their Sochi experience full circle.

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Catch The Olympic Spirit At Lake Placid During Games; Plenty Of Events

Olympic Cauldron Lake Placid

A visit to Lake Placid, N.Y. can certainly put you in the Olympic spirit. The vibe is alive every day at the site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. 

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Bohannon Freestyle FIS Rookie Of Year; Little News Out Of Alpine Cups

Mac BohannonMac Bohannon from Madison, Ct. picked up International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Rookie of the Year honors, after finishing 13th in men’s aerial competition at Lake Placid, N.Y. Saturday night. American veteran Emily Cook was fifth for the women.

The alpine World Cups were not much to write home about in Europe. Bode Miller did pick up his first slalom points since 2011 with a 26th place finish Sunday. Ted Ligety did not qualify for the second run.

The women’s World Cup downhill postponed to Sunday from Saturday because of weather was cancelled again.

Photo: Mac Bohannon FIS Rookie of Year (macbohannon.com)
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Lake Placid, N.Y. Events Offer Preview Of Winter Olympic Games

 

Hannah Kearney

Sochi’s Olympic Winter Games are still five months away, but the run-up to the competitions in Russia starts next month for many American athletes. Not in Russia, but at Lake Placid, N.Y.

 

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Resorts’ Fourth of July Activities Include Fireworks, BBQ, Music, More

July Fourth, Steamboat, Colo.

America celebrates Fourth of July at ski resorts around the U.S. from the Northeast to the Midwest to the Rockies to the West Coast. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening in your area.

 

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Eastern Skiers On The Podium At Lake Placid Freestyle Events

Freestyle Aerials Lake Placid

The United States freestyle ski team couldn’t wait for mogul skier Hannah Kearney to get healthy and re-join the team on the World Cup tour. She did last Thursday (Jan. 17), and didn’t disappoint at Whiteface Mountain, N.Y. 10 miles from Lake Placid.

 

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Natural Snow Is A Bonanza For Eastern Nordic Skiers

Trapp Family XCCross country skiers, unlike their alpine brethren, generally experience little or no snowmaking equipment on their favorite trails. Things looked exceedingly dismal last year at this time, but that's all changed as we move from 2012 into 2013.

 

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Ski Team, NBC Partner For Live U.S. World Cups; Lead-up To Sochi

Aspen Winternational 2011

The cameras have barely switched off from the London summer Olympics, but the U.S. Ski Team and NBC have announced a partnership for first-ever live coverage of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup from Aspen and Beaver Creek, Colo.

 

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U.S. Will Host 33 World Cup Events Next Winner; Plan Ahead

Deer Valley Freestyle

The winter of 2012-13 brings an unprecedented number of International Ski Federation World Cup events the United States. Make your plans now to be on hand to see the top international snow sports competitors in the world.

 

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Whiteface Golf Course Opens For Season At Lake Placid; Pre-Season Rates

Whiteface Golf Club

Pre-season rates are in effect and carts are allowed on the course until June 24 as the Whiteface Club and Resort Golf Course opens for its 114th year in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

 

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