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Romain Allemand: French Freestyle Sensation's Quest for a Snowboarding Career Dream - A Rising Star's Inspirational Journey!

Romain Allemand: French Freestyle Sensation’s Quest for a Snowboarding Career Dream – A Rising Star’s Inspirational Journey!

In a conversation with Olympics.com, Romain Allemand, the 16-year-old French snowboard freestyle rider from La Plagne, shares his admiration for Shaun White, the importance of happiness, and his Olympic aspirations. Scaling great heights with effortless twists and turns in the air, Allemand’s career mirrors his soaring movements. Despite achieving significant milestones, such as winning gold in Big Air at the European Youth Olympic Festival and securing a spot in France’s snowboard freestyle 2023/24 World Cup team, Allemand remains grounded. “I don’t get worked up,” he emphasizes, highlighting his calm demeanor. “I’m always trying to be grounded, please people, and bring ...

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Discover the Latest Thrills: Explore What's New This Season at Vermont's Premier Ski Areas!

Discover the Latest Thrills: Explore What’s New This Season at Vermont’s Premier Ski Areas!

As the offseason sweeps across New England, ski areas and resorts are bustling with activity, bringing forth an array of enhancements, from multimillion-dollar lifts to tantalizing additions to cafeteria menus. Here’s a comprehensive overview of what skiers and riders can anticipate at their preferred winter havens in Vermont: Sugarbush Mountain Resort, in an October revelation, unveiled a $12.6 million investment in capital improvements set to unfold through the upcoming summer. The standout feature is the replacement of the Heaven’s Gate Triple with a cutting-edge fixed-grip quad. This upgrade includes a slight realignment aimed at reducing wind exposure and innovative slatted ...

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Making Trick for Choosing Between Skiing and Snowboarding – Perfect for Snow Sports Beginners!

Making Trick for Choosing Between Skiing and Snowboarding – Perfect for Snow Sports Beginners!

In the past, choosing between skiing and snowboarding meant committing to one sport for life, as the two activities were often seen as rivals. However, the dynamics have shifted, and these sports now peacefully coexist, with enthusiasts from both sides sharing the slopes harmoniously. Some avid riders even maintain a versatile quiver of skis and snowboards, selecting their equipment based on prevailing conditions. For those embarking on their snow sports journey, committing to either skiing or snowboarding initially is key to ensuring steady progress and the ability to explore diverse terrains. But how does one make this crucial decision? Is ...

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Edmonton Oilers secure a narrow 4-3 victory against the Seattle Kraken, with

Edmonton Oilers secure a narrow 4-3 victory against the Seattle Kraken, with

Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane orchestrated a remarkable comeback, delivering a natural hat trick, including the overtime clincher, in a 4-3 triumph over the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday. Kane leveled the score with just 46 seconds remaining in regulation. With three consecutive victories, the Oilers, now under new head coach Kris Knoblauch, are striving to recover from their early-season struggles. Knoblauch expressed satisfaction with the team’s resilience, bouncing back from a challenging second-period performance. Zach Hyman set up Kane’s overtime heroics, patiently waiting for a Seattle defender to make a move before delivering the puck. Connor McDavid and Evan Bouchard, ...

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Team USA's Natalia Grossman Secures Gold In Sport Climbing's Debut At Continental Games

Team USA’s Natalia Grossman Secures Gold In Sport Climbing’s Debut At Continental Games

The conclusion of sport climbing’s continental premiere was charged with emotion, with Natalia Grossman prevailing over her close companion Brooke Raboutou in Santiago, Chile. Natalia Grossman clinched the gold at the 2023 Pan American Games on October 24, securing a spot for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The victory was poignant for the American athlete as she triumphed over her long-time friend and compatriot Brooke Raboutou on the climactic last day of the sport climbing’s continental premiere. The stakes were high as both contenders vied for the coveted Olympic quota, resulting in an emotional moment when the final results were announced. ...

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Exciting Snowboarding Films Night: Join Us at Strait Slice This Thursday

Exciting Snowboarding Films Night: Join Us at Strait Slice This Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Get ready for an adrenaline-packed evening as Strait Slice proudly presents a snowboarding extravaganza featuring films from two of the most influential women snowboarders in the world, Jamie Anderson and Mary Rand. Join us at 7 p.m. this Thursday for an unforgettable cinematic experience. Both Anderson and Rand will be in Port Angeles to meet their fans and sign autographs. Anderson, a distinguished two-time Olympic gold medalist hailing from Lake Tahoe, Calif., is sponsored by GNU, a leading snowboard brand based in Sequim and affiliated with Mervin Manufacturing, one of the world’s largest snowboard manufacturers. The main ...

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Mastering Snowboard Halfpipe: Winter Sports Skills & Techniques for Students

Mastering Snowboard Halfpipe: Winter Sports Skills & Techniques for Students

Snowboarding is an exhilarating sport that has garnered immense popularity. Among its most exciting events is the halfpipe, a U-shaped snow structure where riders perform acrobatic maneuvers in mid-air. Teaching students about snowboarding halfpipe is an excellent way to introduce them to this thrilling sport. Here are some key tips to guide your teaching approach: Master the Basics: Before diving into technical aspects, ensure students grasp the fundamentals of snowboarding. Teach them how to balance, control speed, turn, and stop. Emphasize proper snowboarding gear for safety. Introduce the Halfpipe: Once the basics are mastered, introduce students to the halfpipe—a U-shaped ...

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Bishop's Stortford Resident Joins Record-Breaking Team in Support of Snowsport UK

Bishop’s Stortford Resident Joins Record-Breaking Team in Support of Snowsport UK

A resident from Bishop’s Stortford played a pivotal role in a remarkable achievement as part of an eight-member team that shattered a world record on Monday. Duncan White, a software developer, contributed his skills to the team’s quest to surpass the milestone of skiing the farthest distance using seated equipment. Their ambitious endeavor unfolded on the 180-meter long slope, which happens to be the longest indoor real snow slope in the UK. The team’s objective was to ski a total of 44 kilometers within an eight-hour timeframe, equating to an impressive average of 38 runs per hour. This extraordinary record-breaking ...

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Norwegian Ski Brand Stereo Makes US Debut & Unveils New Lineup

Norwegian Ski Brand Stereo Makes US Debut & Unveils New Lineup

Stereo Skis Makes Grand Entrance into US Skiing Market: Premium Norwegian Brand Aims for Sustainable High-Performance Dominance Stereo Skis, established in 2008, hails from Norway, striving to be a global leader in crafting top-tier, eco-friendly skis. For a decade, the company honed its expertise, amalgamating supreme materials and methods, prioritizing durability and performance. 2023 ushers in their US debut, eagerly awaited across 18 locations in the West, Midwest, and New England. “We’re thrilled to launch our revamped website and embrace our 15 new dealers into the Stereo Family. Our legacy and sustainability tale resonate deeply with the US ski community. ...

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The 2023 Class of U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Revealed!

The 2023 Class of U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Revealed!

The U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum, an independent entity not affiliated with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, has unveiled its prestigious Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The induction ceremony will take place at the Snowsports History Celebration in March, hosted in Park City, Utah. This illustrious class features remarkable individuals such as two-time Olympic medalist freestyle moguls skier Shannon Bahrke, snowboarding trailblazer Jeff Brushie, and Olympic champion Billy Demong. The mission of the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is to honor and celebrate the outstanding athletes, pioneers, and visionaries who ...

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Colorado Silverton Mountain Welcomes New Owners to Lead

Colorado Silverton Mountain Welcomes New Owners to Lead

Silverton Mountain, a popular ski destination in Colorado, is entering a new era as it welcomes its new proprietors, Andy Culp and Brock Strasbourger, CEO and President of Heli Adventures Inc, respectively. The previous owners, Aaron and Jen Brill, who have nurtured the ski destination for the past 24 years, expressed their gratitude to the guests, community, and dedicated staff who have been an integral part of their journey. In a heartfelt message, the Brills shared their mixed emotions of excitement and nostalgia as they hand over the reins of Silverton Mountain to the capable hands of the new owners. ...

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Argentinian Resort: Buried in Unprecedented Snow, People Measurement Impossible

Argentinian Resort: Buried in Unprecedented Snow, People Measurement Impossible

Las Leñas, a ski resort in Argentina, was hit with an unexpected meteorological event. The initial forecast predicted one meter of snowfall within 24 hours, but the actual accumulation remains uncertain due to the nearly impassable conditions for measurement. An official report eventually emerged, revealing that the base received a formidable one-meter snow deposit, while the summit was inundated with an astonishing 2.5 meters of snow[1]. Despite this awe-inspiring snowfall, the eagerly anticipated moment when enthusiasts can hit the slopes remains uncertain. The reason lies in the sky-high avalanche danger that these extraordinary conditions have generated, underscoring the awe-inspiring power ...

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Launching a Streaming Service for Independent Snowboard Movies A Promising Venture or a Potential Flop

Launching a Streaming Service for Independent Snowboard Movies: A Promising Venture or a Potential Flop?

Snowboard movies are an essential part of snowboarding culture, and they are highly valued by its passionate fan base. Recently, a new company called Airtime has emerged with the mission to promote an independent movie streaming service catering to this dedicated audience. According to their mission statement, Airtime is a streaming service that provides access to compelling independent ski and snowboard content. The goal of Airtime is to create a single platform to access independent outdoor films, which are the heart and soul of the industry. Airtime aims to provide financial compensation and a platform for film crews and athletes ...

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The 13-Year-Old Ukrainian Snowboarder with Real Olympic Potential: Meet Dima Luchkin

The 13-Year-Old Ukrainian Snowboarder with Real Olympic Potential: Meet Dima Luchkin

Dima Luchkin is a 14-year-old snowboarder from Ukraine who has exceptional talent for his age. He and his family have moved to Innsbruck, Austria, seeking refuge from the war-torn Ukraine. Dima has the potential to become the first Ukrainian snowboarder to gain international recognition. Burton’s web series, MY TURN, features Dima and his family’s story, highlighting not only his snowboarding skills but also the peace the sport has brought to their lives amidst adversity. Dima has participated in events such as WRT Livigno’23, WRT overall’23, and ValleyRalley Final’23, and is sponsored by Burton Europe and Anon Optics The Luchkin family’s ...

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St. Louis Fundraiser: $1M Raised for U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team

St. Louis Fundraiser: $1M Raised for U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team

For the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team celebrated its annual fundraising event in St. Louis, Missouri. This remarkable occasion was graciously hosted by Ron Kruszewski, the CEO of Stifel Financial Corporation, alongside his partner, Amanda Perkins. Each year, this fundraiser becomes a staple in St. Louis, drawing a substantial gathering of several hundred generous donors committed to providing vital support to the U.S. Team’s athletes. The event held on September 23, 2023, achieved a remarkable milestone by raising a record-breaking sum of over $1 million. The theme for this year’s fundraiser was “Mikaela’s Roadhouse,” an homage ...

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Laurentian Ski Hill receives funding, launches strategic plan

Laurentian Ski Hill Secures Funding and Initiates Strategic Plan

The Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club has initiated a three-year strategic plan, aiming to foster new collaborations and transform into a year-round destination. This endeavor has received substantial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Recently, the Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club expressed its deep gratitude for the generous $72,300 grant from the Resilient Communities Fund, provided by the OTF. As a non-profit organization, Laurentian Ski Hill is committed to adopting innovative strategies and establishing partnerships that will facilitate the sustainable growth of this vital community asset over the long term. Thanks to the OTF funding, the ski hill has ...

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Thredbo Resort Announces Closing Day "Two Weeks Ahead of the Regular Schedule

Thredbo Resort Announces Closing Day “Two Weeks Ahead of the Regular Schedule

Thredbo Resort, a renowned Australian ski destination, made an announcement on September 17th, stating that it would cease skiing and riding operations as of September 18th. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Thredbo Resort (@thredboresort) In the caption: “The time has arrived, and we are officially concluding the winter 2023 skiing and snowboarding season, wrapping it up two weeks earlier than anticipated🤍⛄️ Mother Nature certainly kept us on our toes, but this season brought us countless magical moments! None of this would have been possible without our incredible staff and guests! It’s our people who make Thredbo ...