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.
Skiing and Snowboarding
And it could happen sooner than you think.
Slideshow: Athletes traveled to Breckenridge, Colo., this past weekend to compete in the Dew Tour where U.S. Olympic hopefuls vied for a chance to represent their country in freeski super pipe and slopestyle events.
Freeski super pipe and slopestyle are among the events debuting at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Several athletes training at Vail hope to represent Team USA in these events.
With ski season is just around the corner, we’re going to look at the tension between the ski industry and environmentalists.