X Games: Goepper and Kim go golden

Under a single day attendance record of 48,500 people, Nick Goepper and Joss Christensen, two of the three Sochi slopestyle medalists that swept the podium, picked up from where they left off with Goepper getting the gold and Christensen the silver in Men’s Ski Slopestyle at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Nick Goepper, Men's Ski Slopestyle, X Games Aspen 2015  

Nick Goepper; Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals; X Games Aspen 2015; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

With the win, Goepper became the first male to three-peat the event since Tanner Hall. “It is a pretty cool feeling to be able to do something that not many other skiers have accomplished in our sport,” Goepper said. “Our sport is still in its youth so to be a such a big part of its history from the Olympics to this three-peat at the X Games is such an honor. To remain consistent in slopestyle is so difficult, so its great to have all of the hard work pay off.” Park City, Utah native Joss Christensen continued his rise to be a consistent threat to the top of the podium placing second in the competition, earning his first ever X Games medal. Joss Christensen, Men's Ski Slopestyle, X Games Aspen 2015  

Joss Christensen; Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals; X Games Aspen 2015; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

“For the last two years, I have become so consistent in the way I ride and the way I compete,” Christensen said.
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Davis and Moore are Golden at X Games Aspen 2015

Danny Davis, Men's Snowboard Superpipe, X Games Aspen 2015  

Danny Davis (USA), Men's Snowboard Superpipe; X Games Aspen 2015; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

In front of 13,600 people, the largest opening night crowd in X Games history, Danny Davis returned to the top of the podium in Men’s Snowboard Superpipe at X Games Aspen 2015. After winning the gold last year, Davis commented that the win was bittersweet because while winning the gold was great, it just wasn’t as good since Shaun White was not in the competition. This time around White was in the finals, seeded second overall behind Davis. “X Games is such a different competition, a whole different level of competition,” said Davis. “You’re competing again the best in the world, there are fans lined up all down the pipe and you look down at the bottom of the pipe and it’s a sea of people all screaming for you. As a rider you can feel their energy at the top and you can hear them and you go out to put down the best run you can.
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Record Day for the US Ski Team

With two storied skiers sitting on the edge of history, both Lindsey Vonn and Hannah Kearney broke records in Downhill Alpine and Freestyle skiing in their respective ski disciplines. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) in Italy, put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women's World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed in the 22nd start position, Vonn took command from the start and posted a .85 second margin over Austria's Anna Fenninger. After winning the downhill yesterday Sunday, the Super G win, boosted her beyond the mark of 62 set by Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell between 1970-80. "It’s amazing—words can’t describe my feeling," said Vonn. "63 feels incredible.
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2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley

DSC_2257   Last weekend The 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup took place at Deer Valley Resort. If you missed the event you can catch up with the article I wrote for the Deseret News including the photos. The 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley came to a close with Team Canada on top of the podium in both men’s and women’s dual moguls competition. Taking first for the second night in a row, Mikael Kingsbury beat out Team USA skier Dylan Walczyk in a fast paced dual down the Champion Run. “To be able to come to this event and win is always something that means a lot to me,” Kingsbury said. “This crowd here is so loud and you can hear them cheer you on the entire run.
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Vail Resorts Introduce the 2014-2015 Epic Pro Team

Epic Pro Team

Broomfield, Colo. — December 18, 2014 — With the winter competition season underway, Vail Resorts announced today the 2014-15 roster of Epic Pro Team members. Including Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn, Nick Goepper and David Wise, and such household names as Bobby Brown, Chas Guldemond and Eric Willett, the Epic Team is a new paradigm in athlete-resort relationships, partnering the World’s greatest competitors with the World’s best resort portfolio.

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