According to a recent report from the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA), participation in alpine skiing dropped last winter and overall snowsports participation was down three percent. But as KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, those numbers don't tell the whole story.
The road to Sochi is packed with Olympic trails and World Cup events, some of those are taking place this week and next along the second fastest sliding track in the world, with bobsled, skeleton and luge competitions bringing in the fastest athletes from around the globe. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
A two time Olympic champion, this bobsledder gave his life for his country.
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The second Olympic winter games came to St. Moritz in 1928, where the fabled Cresta run brought legendary status to the bobsleigh event. Among the favorites in the new five-man competition, team USA with 16-year-old driver Billy Fiske.
US World Cup action with the nation's best alpine, cross country and Nordic combined teams continued last weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday, with athletes spread across Colorado, Canada, and Finland. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Thousands pack deer valley every January to watch a sport that had its Olympic debut just 22 years ago.
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Moguls skiing brought a new era to the Olympics at Albertville in 1992 – music mixed with skiing, with athletes bam-bam-bamming their knees down the bumps and launching themselves into the air, twisting and turning. It was a matchup between two of the powerhouse nations: the USA and the host nation of France.