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Athletes who accept the nomination to the U.S. Freeski Team will receive program support, coaching, sports medicine and education opportunities along with access to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence.

Snowbike cross competitor Ryan Villopoto launches off a kicker during a warm-up run at the X Games venue in Aspen Friday afternoon. For more event coverage, see page 3.

As the opening of 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, ticks closer, five athletes with Aspen connections have emerged as bonafide medal contenders in multiple winter sports: skier half pipe, snowboard big air, cross country skiing and alpine skiing.

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This week: Mountain Rescue Aspen’s winter workshop is more popular than ever, we check in on backcountry conditions, and the never ending project of building backcountry skills. And it’s gay ski week, we hear from some of the celebrity guests that are joining us on the slopes this weekend.…

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