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Shiffrin strikes gold, Vonn crashes in Super G at Alpine World Champs

Watch the video here, courtesy of NBC Sports.

Alex Hall Gold in Big Air at World Championships in Park City.

Check out Hall’s Cuban Seatbelt Japan on the final run.

Great Britain’s James Woods Takes Snowy Freeski Slopestyle gold at Park City

After more than a foot of snow fell the night before, the weather abated enough by early afternoon to for the 2019 FIS World Championships. The U.S.’s Nick Goepper (Lawrence, Ind.) made it to the podium with a bronze, Norway’s Birk Ruud took silver and James “Woodsy” Woods of Great Britain walked away with gold.

“It feels good. Obviously, I couldn’t be more proud,” Woods said. “I’ve put a lot of effort in over the years as everybody has. And the crowd was bumping!”

Every skier in the field seemed to struggle with the wind and low visibility that persisted–and at times got worse–through the contest.

Goepper said. “There’s a lot more strategy involved just with the runs you choose to do if you’re going forward or switch into the jumps, because you tend to get more speed when you go forward.”

Pro Ski Racing returns to Waterville Valley

Don’t miss all the action and come up and meet Olympian Pam Fletcher on February 9 and 10. Click here for details.

Approximately 6,200 beginner ski or snowboard lessons taught on January 11 for National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day

Friday January 11, 2019 was the snow sports industry’s first National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day at resorts throughout the U.S. Results are based on information reported by both resorts that signed up for the program, as well as others that participated but did not sign up.

“We wanted to create a special day that would shine a spotlight on taking beginner lessons from professional instructors and to set an industry record for the most beginner lessons provided in a single day at U.S. locations,” explained Mary Jo Tarallo, director of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard/Bring a Friend initiative. Ski Vermont and Ski New Hampshire ran promotions for beginners to learn to ski for just $49 and $39 dollars respectively for lift, lessons and rentals.

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