A Fresh Start on the Mountain That Changed Her Life

Reggie Clark and Jamie MoCrazy met in 2017, two years after she suffered a traumatic brain injury during a skiing competition on Whistler Mountain. In May, they returned to marry.

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I Captured the Olympics With My Polaroid. Until the Camera Froze.

A 50-year-old Polaroid SX-70 might not be built for the Winter Games. Or maybe it’s perfect.

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Alex Hall and Nick Goepper Take Gold and Silver in Men’s Slopestyle Skiing

Alex Hall and Nick Goepper crowd the podium in the freeski event. Teammate Colby Stevenson was hoping to make a sweep with bronze, but came in seventh.

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Eileen Gu Takes Silver in Slopestyle

Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won the slopestyle competition, with Kelly Sildaru of Estonia third.

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When Ski Ballet Pushed at the Porous Boundary Between Art and Sport

“We brought music to the mountains”: The rebel freestyle form born in the ’70s had a brief Olympic moment. Now it’s experiencing a renaissance online.

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Like Biles, Winter Olympians Are Focusing on Their Mental Health

Simone Biles’s public struggles gave other Olympians tacit permission to share their vulnerabilities. Some of them have.

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Eileen Gu Wins Gold in Big Air Freestyle Skiing

She faced stiff competition from Tess Ledeux of France. Gu and Ledeux have both won major big air competitions this winter.

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Eileen Gu Is China’s Freestyle Hope for the Olympics

Born in San Francisco, she’ll compete in the Olympics for China, her mother’s native country. Can an 18-year-old freeskier be all things to all people in a fractured world?

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Here’s How Climate Change and Covid Are Transforming Skiing

There’s less snow and stricter rules, but skiers are adjusting in surprising ways.

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Sponsorships in Hand, These Athletes Rely on Their Watches

Lots of competitors are paid as brand ambassadors, but sometimes the connection to a timepiece goes beyond just a paycheck.

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The Freestyle Ski Star Eileen Gu Has a Warning About TikTok Diets

The skier, who is competing in the World Cup in Aspen, has some beauty and fitness tips, too.

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Kai Jones, at 14, Is a Veteran Freeskiing Daredevil

Kai Jones skis way out of bounds. But relentless practice on and off the slopes gives him confidence for tricks ready-made to go viral and emblematic of freeskiing’s growth.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #freestyle-skiing, #jackson-hole-wyo, #jones-kai-2006, #social-media, #teton-gravity-research, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wyoming