Athletes, filmmakers, and corporate sponsors gathered at Aspen's Sky Hotel this afternoon for a discussion on the Olympics, lawsuits, and Wendy's fast food.
"I think the Olympics is a way to get people's mind around what we're doing," says Jen Hudak, a pro skier who specializes in halfpipe. "The Olympics, for me, is the way to grow our sport. I want the world to know about our niche sport." We're at a gathering at the Sky Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, as part of The Meeting, an annual celebration of ski and snowboard movies and a gathering of industry professionals. And we're talking about why ski superpipe isn't an Olympic sport yet. At this winter's 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC, skiercross will make its Olympic debut.