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Update: Cypress Mountain to Truck In Snow

Update: Cypress Mountain to Truck In Snow
Straw bales save Cypress Mountain
More than 1,000 bales of straw and 300 truckloads of snow keep Olympic halfpipe dreams alive in Mother Nature's absence.

British Columbia’s snow-starved Cypress Mountain, just outside Vancouver, is still set to host the Olympic snowboarding and freestyle events starting February 13 despite a dearth of natural snow. Dump trucks have hauled more than 300 truckloads of snow from neighboring Mount Strachan to Black Mountain where competition will take place. In lieu of snow, workers have built halfpipes and other ski cross and snowboard cross course features from 1,065 bales of straw.

USSA Grand Prix Drops Into Copper Dec. 12-13

Halfpipe Superstars head to the resort for the first Snowboard HalfPipe Competition this season

Copper Mountain, CO…December 5, 2008… Halfpipe superstars from across the globe have descended upon Copper Mountain this week in preparation for the season's first U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix coming up Dec. 11-13. In its 13th season, the Grand Prix is the longest standing snowboarding circuit in world.


Gretchen Bleiler

Advice

Yes, we know she's a snowboarder, but we love her view from the slopes. The pro rider does so much in so little time, why wouldn't we be interested in what she's up to on a weekly basis.

Bleiler Silver; Career 3rd X Games Medal

News

Teter fourth in first contest since Olympics.

1-2 Punch: Teter, Bleiler Match Men's Feat

Advice

When it comes to snowboarding, the Olympics are America's halfpipe and the rest of the world is just shredding in it.

Teter Wins Gold, Bleiler Silver in Halfpipe

Advice

U.S. Snowboarding continued to rack up Olympic medals Monday as Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT) won gold and Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) took silver in Women's Halfpipe.

Vote Today! ESPY Ballot Closes July 8

News

An unprecedented seven U.S. Ski and Snowboarding athletes have been nominated for the 14th Annual ESPY Awards highlighting sports top moments and performances in the past year.

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