Friday, December 02, 2005

Olympic Freestyle Skiing Trails in Steamboat

It looks like the Olympic FreeStyle Trials in Steamboat Springs will be televised starting at 12:30 Mountain time on New Years Eve. I plan to be on the mountain for it with my son Alden and a good camera to take in the action. It's pretty cool that we get these kind of events and I can't wait to share it with Alden. Too bad Neve won't be old enough to get out for long. She watches ski movies with me when we get a chance to stay in tune with current skiing trends and be ready to hang with the other local kids on the slopes. You have to be on your game to do that ;)


U.S. Olympic hopefuls will bump, jump and flip their way through Steamboat, Colo., as the western town plays host to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in freestyle moguls and aerials on New Year's Eve. NBC's coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET with Steve Podborski, Trace Worthington, Robbie Floyd and Alisa Camplin calling the action.

Bloom, along with 2005 World Cup aerials champion Jeret "Speedy" Peterson and 2005 world moguls champion Nate Roberts (Park City, UT) will highlight the action for the men, while the womens 2005 world moguls champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and U.S. champ Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, NY) will bring attention to the women's side as all athletes vie for a spot on the 2006 U.S. Olympic freestyle team.

Roberts and Kearney swept the moguls gold medals last March at the 2005 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. Roberts became the first U.S. men's world champion while Kearney is the first U.S. woman champion since Ann Battelle won in 1999.

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