Snowboard phenom Shaun White secured his fifth X Games halfpipe gold medal Sunday night. Earning a score of 94 on his first of three runs, White was unchallenged by the field of riders in the next two rounds. With the win secured, White's third run was to be a victory lap. Instead, he laid down the biggest and best run of his career and earned the first perfect score in X Games halfpipe history.
Once little more than a fringe element of mountain culture, the Winter X Games is now the biggest—and maybe the most important—sporting events on snow.
When it started 16 years ago, the Winter X Games was a bastion of counterculture. It was barely a blip on the greater ski industry's radar. The mainstream winter sports community largely disregarded it as a playground for nonconformists who were in it for adrenaline's sake alone and contributed little to the ski industry's bottom line. The competitors were unknown kids and young adults who went to school or worked full-time jobs. They invented new tricks in their spare time for no reward but their peers' admiration.
Vonn won best female athlete and best female U.S. Olympian on a night filled with snowsports stars.
Lindsey Vonn won female athlete of the year at the 2010 ESPYs, knocking out Serena Williams, basketball player Diana Taurasi, and others.Vonn’s success on the World Cup circuit over the 2009-10 season, and her dominant performances at the Vancouver Olympic games earned her the title of best female athlete, as well as best Olympic female athlete.
New portable 730-T wire handle tow lift will be the first one used in the US
MT HOOD, OR – March 26, 2009 – It’s the only one of its kind in North America – and it’s only for Windells campers. The world’s premiere snowboard camp is bringing the first 730-T wire rope tow lift to Mt Hood. This will be the longest private handle tow at Timberline Ski area.