Slideshow: A century ago, in 1914, Norwegian immigrant Carl Howelsen introduced ski jumping to Steamboat Springs, Colo. That planted the seeds for a rich Olympic tradition.
The Fletcher brothers from will compete together -- and against each other -- in Nordic combined events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Slideshow: Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher from Steamboat Springs, Colo., are part of U.S. efforts to challenge the European dominance of Nordic combined skiing. And as a leukemia survivor himself, Bryan Fletcher worked with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Utah this year to get kids to draw what it looks like to beat cancer. Fletcher made the drawings into a helmet, which he has worn during World Cup competitions.
And it could happen sooner than you think.
With ski season is just around the corner, we’re going to look at the tension between the ski industry and environmentalists.