Once a U.S. Ski Team who guided Ted Ligety towards his first goal medal to now coaching the kids at Ligety's home club, Park City Ski Team director Jesse Hunt says it's thrilling to watch the dedication and hard work at every level. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
As 30 women made their Olympic debut in last Tuesday's ski jumping competition, one Park City resident who helped make that happen breathed a sigh of relief. And now she has her sights set on opening the large hill to women too. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.
Spoiler Alert: While the US Shaun White was left off the podium in last Tuesday's snowboard half-pipe, he can cheer for his female counterparts who make it in a big way onto the podium. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Athletic Competition is not just about the thrill of victory, but the agony of defeat - especially in the Olympic Games. USSA spokesman Tom Kelly said that was brought home in the competition on Tuesday in Sochi, Russia. Rick Brough has more.
While last Tuesday was a bitterly disappointing day for the U.S. in several categories, the silver lining was the first-ever competition in a Winter Olympics for women's ski jumping. Rick Brough has more.
Women ski jumpers from around the world soared into the history books last Tuesday in Sochi and Park City's own Olympic jumpers were smiling along with the rest of the 30 jumpers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
20 year old Sage Kotsenburg of Park City won the U.S.'s first medal, the gold, at the Olympic debut of slopestyle snowboarding on Saturday. As he did, his family was at home in Park City, realizing the judges appreciated Kotsenburg for the same reasons his family does: for being unique, creative, and letting the love of his sport shine through. Lynn Ware Peek has more.