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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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From Switzerland to the Tetons: How Nicole Ludwig Forged a Search and Rescue Career
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From Switzerland to the Tetons: How Nicole Ludwig Forged a Search and Rescue Career

From Switzerland to the Tetons: How Nicole Ludwig Forged a Search and Rescue Career

Nicole Ludwig has my dream job. Well, she has the job I wanted when I was 10. My uncle flew helicopters in the Vietnam War. When I was a kid he gave me an aviation hat and from then on out I wanted to be just like him. Obviously, things didn’t go as planned because here I am sitting at my computer writing this story instead of taking off for a morning spin in a Bell 407. But when I heard about Nicole Ludwig—a firefighting helicopter pilot by summer and the primary pilot for Teton County

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Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps
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Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps

To ride Mammoth Mountain’s steep trees, wide open bowls, and vast array of terrain, you’ll want to know where to go when the wind blows, on bluebird days, or in the eye of the storm. With 3,500 skiable acres of inbound terrain, 300 days of sunshine per year, and average annual snowpack of 400 inches, Mammoth definitely lives up to its hype and there are plenty of pockets on the mountain for maximizing the conditions. Here are the zones you don't want to miss.Chair 23- Steep and Deep

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From Nike to Sponsorless: How Jed Anderson Weathered the Storm
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From Nike to Sponsorless: How Jed Anderson Weathered the Storm

From Nike to Sponsorless: How Jed Anderson Weathered the Storm

There have been a handful of what could be aptly dubbed phenoms in snowboarding. While guys like Shaun White and Marcus Kleveland have been in the snowboarding's public eye since childhood, their path to notoriety was through the competitive circuit and have followed a pretty formulaic architecture: Show precocious talent by winning a major event at a young age, and repeat that competitive success over an extended period of time. That, however, was not the path to snowboarding stardom