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La Plagne WC moguls event canceled

By Pete Rugh

International Ski Federation officials canceled the World Cup dual moguls event scheduled for Dec. 20 in La Plagne, France, on Wednesday, citing mild temperatures and a lack of snowmaking capability. Officials will work to reschedule the event for later in the season.

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China WC aerials: Nina Li, Canadian Omischl win

By Pete Rugh

Current aerials world champion Steve Omischl of Canada took the lead on his first jump Sunday and won the second World Cup meet of the season. U.S. jumpers Ryan St. Onge and Jeret Peterson failed to make finals.

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China WC aerials: St. Onge wins season opener

By Pete Rugh

American Olympian Ryan St. Onge won the opening aerials meet of the World Cup season Saturday as the freestyle schedule finally got under way in China. Former World Cup champion Jeret "Speedy" Peterson finished sixth.     St. Onge, who has won two World Cup contests in each of the last two seasons, took the first-round […]

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World Cup moguls opener in France canceled

By Pete Rugh

Unseasonably warm weather throughout Europe continues to wreak havoc with the snowsports schedule, and three more scheduled events were cancelled by the FIS on Thursday, including the World Cup freestyle moguls opener in Tignes, France, scheduled for Dec. 14.

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Peterson, St. Onge primed for freestyle opener

By Pete Rugh

Former World Cup champion Jeret “Speedy” Peterson and Ryan St. Onge will compete in the opening World Cup aerials meets of the season Dec. 9-10 in China.

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Moguls team primed for Winter Park camp

By Pete Rugh

U.S. moguls skiers arrived Monday at Winter Park Resort for their final preseason training camp. The World Cup is scheduled to open Dec. 14 in Tignes, France.

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U.S. moguls squad eager to start "official" camp

By Pete Rugh

The U.S. freestyle moguls team doesn’t open its official fall camp until Sunday, but most of the team’s athletes have already put in enough unofficial on-snow training to make an impression on new head coach Scott Rawles.     Rawles accompanied a small group to Zermatt, Switzerland, for a minicamp last month, and about eight skiers […]

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2010 Olympic freestyle venue is ready for action

By Pete Rugh

The freestyle site at British Columbia's Cypress Mountain, which will host the moguls and aerials events and six snowboarding events, is the first 2010 Winter Games venue to be competition-ready.

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The Ski Tour firms up plans for 4-event season

By Pete Rugh

The winter competition scene just got a little hotter with a spectator-friendly, big-name skiing showcase set to debut.     This winter, The Ski Tour plays out at four of America’s top resorts — Sun Valley, Idaho; Breckenridge Colorado; Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado; and Squaw Valley, California. The world’s best skiers will compete in skiercross or skier halfpipe […]

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Icer Air packs in 25,000 for big-air theatrics

By Pete Rugh

The San Francisco Giants may be the city’s most popular sporting entity, but when 25,000 people stormed the Giants’ AT&T Park on Nov. 4, baseball season seemed like an abstraction. No, these folks were not brooding over Balco bombs and Barry Bonds — they were thinking snow.       The second annual Esurance Icer Air Competition […]

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