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Shaun White Claims Third Olympic Halfpipe Gold

There isn't much to say beyond that headline. Shaun White just showed age is nothing but a number by winning his third Olympic gold medal in snowboard halfpipe.

The 31-year-old just became the first U.S. Winter Olympian to claim three gold medals in a single event by dropping a blistering 97.75 in the final run of the halfpipe competition to best the score of 95.25 by Japan's 19-year-old Ayumu Hirano. And, in a fortuitous turn of events, White's gold medal was the 100th gold medal won by the United States in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

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Ortovox Announces Recall on 3+ Model Avalanche Beacons
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Ortovox Announces Recall on 3+ Model Avalanche Beacons

Ortovox Announces Recall on 3+ Model Avalanche Beacons

Ortovox has announced a recall on ORTOVOX 3+ avalanche transceivers running their software version 2.1 after discovering temporary disruptions of the transmission function. According to Ortovox, there have been no known accidents attributed to the software error, but thanks to further testing from their Safety Academy partners, users found the defect. A recall form will be available starting May 25 on the Ortovox website to return 3+ beacons and have the software updated free of charge by

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​This Ain’t #VanLife: Austin Smith and His Trucks Do it Their Way
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​This Ain’t #VanLife: Austin Smith and His Trucks Do it Their Way

​This Ain’t #VanLife: Austin Smith and His Trucks Do it Their Way

Sure, the photos on Instagram look nice.  There’s a retired 1953 GMC fire truck with a hand-built wooden deck piping smoke out of the chimney from the wood-burning stove inside. There’s a chili pepper-red box truck sitting in the sand with surfboards propped up idly against it as the sun sets over the beaches of Baja, Mexico. What the photos don’t tell you is that the fire truck has a blown transmission. And the box truck? It’s stuck in the sand. RELATED: Tragedy, Rebuilding and Life

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Utah, Colorado Could Potentially Score Deep Powder This Week
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Utah, Colorado Could Potentially Score Deep Powder This Week

Utah, Colorado Could Potentially Score Deep Powder This Week

Mother Nature is nothing if not a fickle mistress. And after a pretty suboptimal ski season for most of the Beehive and Centennial State, both Utah and Colorado might be blessed with a rarity by the end of this week: A mid-May pow day. A significant system has consistently been showing up on the models for late this week into the upcoming weekend. That might bring another foot or more snow above 7,500 feet to some mountain locations that are still open for the season in Utah and Colorado.