Fresh off a break for the holidays, Dan Egan is back with the first edition of Fresh Tracks for 2019, streaming Friday and Sunday nights at 7.

Mikaela Shiffrin crushes another record

Watch her winning Slalom run here.

Jaelin Kauf wins in China

It was a picture-perfect day for the FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls in Thaiwoo, China, and Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) took full advantage, claiming victory with a 360 on the top air and a backflip and cross on the bottom. She shared the podium with Australia’s Jakara Anthony, who finished second, and France’s Perrine Laffont in third.

“I love this course. I love competing here. The moguls don’t get too beat up, they’re more ‘overlappy’ which I like, and I’m able to just push my speed through and go big on the airs,” said Kauf, who has a history of success in Thaiwoo. Last season she finished first and second over two days of competitions.

“Jaelin is the queen of Thaiwoo,” said Head Moguls Coach Matt Gnoza. “She had a smoke-show of a run in the first final but left a little on the landing. When she skied out of the gate for her second run she shut all the doors and had quite the outstanding performance. Jaelin put pressure on the woman in first and Jakara just couldn’t catch her.” Watch her winning run.

John Fry writes about the high cost of ski skiing

John Fry is the author of the award-winning The Story of Modern Skiing, which tracks the revolution in equipment, technique, competition, resort design, and media after World War II. Fry is an honored member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and the chairman of the International Skiing History Association. Read his article here.

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