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Amy Purdy – An Inspiration to Everyone
by Sports Girls Play
posted April 12, 2014 at 8:19pm

For those familiar with Amy Purdy and her story, her success on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars should come as no surprise. Purdy hasn’t just been overcoming obstacles since the double amputation of both her legs at age 19 – she’s bee...more

Amy Purdy wins Sochi Paralympic medal, heads to LA for DWTS debut
by Pretty Tough
posted March 15, 2014 at 9:56am

Para-snowboarding took place for the first time in the history of the Paralympic Winter Games today and American snowboarder Amy Purdy captured a bronze medal. After the medal ceremony tonight, Purdy will catch a flight to Los Angeles to prepare for ...more

Snowboarding – Finally!
by Westbound Boarder
posted February 17, 2014 at 9:15am

If you’ve been following weather patterns in the Northwest at all this year, you’d probably know that we’ve had an extremely strange winter (in fact, this winter has been strange nationwide!  But especially so out West).  Seatt...more

Burton Unveils U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team Uniforms For Sochi
by A Glam Slam
posted December 4, 2013 at 8:35pm

Burton first dressed the U.S. Snowboarding Team at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino. Inspired by a classic American team sport, the white pinstripe designs were reminiscent of retro baseball uniforms, in particular, those worn by the New York Ya...more

USSA Partners with Crowdfunder RallyMe.com
by anngaff
posted July 16, 2013 at 1:53am

PARK CITY, UT (July 15, via release) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has announced a multi-year alliance with the online fundraising platform RallyMe.com as the Official Cr...more

Professional Rugby Player Phaidra Knight signs with Heraea Marketing
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 8, 2013 at 8:18pm

Phaidra Knight chooses the right team...more

Everything you need to know about Pro Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Pretty Tough May Athlete of the Month
by Pretty Tough
posted May 4, 2013 at 9:37am

  BASICS:   Name: Kaitlyn Farrington   Sport: Snowboarding   Nickname: Twerp   Birthdate: December 18,1989 Birthplace: Hailey, Iahdo Home Mountain: Sun Valley, Idaho but I live in Salt Lake City so I also ride at B...more

A Glam Slam Talks Slope Style With Burton Rider Kelly Clark
by A Glam Slam
posted March 1, 2013 at 7:42pm

The 2013 Burton US Open is underway at Vail Mountain in Colorado. The biggest event in snowboarding draws the sport’s best riders, who will showcase record-breaking tricks, superpipe skills, and their slope style. Fashion has become a huge part of t...more

Third Annual GRO Snow Ladies Day
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 14, 2013 at 10:50pm

A Community of GIRLS! “It Just Gets BETTER!” is what many were saying about the Third Annual GRO Snow Ladies Day Feb 3 2013 at Stevens Pass Resort. Each year the number of ladies has doubled and the energy was amazingly high as ladies from...more

Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani is Feb. 2013 Athlete of the Month
by Pretty Tough
posted February 9, 2013 at 10:12am

 BASICS:  Name: Kimmy Fasani  Sport: Snowboarding  Nickname: Kimmy  Birthdate: 04/25/1984 Birthplace: Truckee, CA Home Mountain: Mammoth Mountain  Twitter @KimmyFasani LIKES/DISLIKES: Favorite Riders: Kelly Clark and...more

GRO Snow Ladies Day Is Almost Here
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted January 26, 2013 at 1:57pm

Be A Part Of The Event February 3rd At Steven’s Pass GRO Snow Ladies Day is coming back to Stevens Pass in Skykomish, Washington. Participants over the past two Ladies Day describe it as the most fun you’ve had with a ton of ladies EVER. ...more

My Boyfriend Learns To Snowboard
by Westbound Boarder
posted January 6, 2013 at 10:09am

Those of you who know me well know that I LOVE to snowboard (I mean, I have a blog about snowboarding – kind of obvious, right?)  Not only do I love to snowboard, but my family loves to ski/snowboard (I know, we have a few skiiers in the family...more

5 Reasons Why Night Riding is Just as Good (if not better) than Day
by Westbound Boarder
posted December 17, 2012 at 8:13am

When Dani and I used to compete on snowboard team, we were in high school.  And as much as we would have loved to ditch class at least once per week, I don’t think that would have fared well with our schools’ administrators.  Because...more

JILL OF ALL TRADES: How Being a Multi-Sport Athlete Keeps Me Balanced
by SemperSarah
posted October 30, 2012 at 6:21pm

Being active is my lifeblood. Whether I am playing soccer or snowboarding, I welcome every athletic adventure that comes my way. The variety of sports I participate in encourages balance, balance enhances health, and health breeds happiness....more

A Glam Slam Talks To Pro-Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani
by A Glam Slam
posted August 15, 2012 at 8:30am

Kimmy Fasani has been on quite a ride these past few years. She continues to push boundaries in women’s snowboarding and has helped the sport to progress with her landmark achievements. In 2011, she became the first female snowboarder to land a...more

GRO Snow’s 2nd Annual Ladies Day
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 12, 2012 at 10:46pm

Want to thank ALL the amazing ladies that came out today to make the 2nd Annual Ladies Day at Stevens Pass so GREAT!!!! Without you the GRO Snow vision is but a dream. EACH ONE of YOU bring it to life with your passion, skills and friendships. Be watch...more

First Winter Youth Olympic Games kick off in Innsbruck
by Pretty Tough
posted January 16, 2012 at 7:17pm

The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games officially got under way with an Opening Ceremony at the Bergisel stadium, the iconic Olympic venue in the heart of Austria’s Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. With the snow-capped mountains providing a brea...more

New Year's Resolutions within Women's Sport
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 3, 2012 at 9:45pm

I just heard a medical expert on the radio here in Dublin telling us that giving up alcohol or ...(fill in with your choice of vice) for one month isn't enough - you need to change your approach during the whole year. Well, duh! Now if only it were as eas...more

Holiday events at Colorado ski resorts
by Women Skiing and Sports
posted December 17, 2011 at 4:49pm

No matter which resort you visit during the holidays, each one will be aglow with lights and festive decor, guaranteeing a sparkly and white Christmas. Santa sightings, fireworks displays and torchlight parades have been annual holiday events for years. ...more

Resort Review: Ski Apache
by Westbound Boarder
posted December 5, 2011 at 1:46pm

While visiting family in Texas I got an opportunity to snowboard the high, Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, the United States southernmost ski area. After a very long and scenic drive from El-Paso (4 hours) we arrived in the small town of Ruidoso with Ski A...more

Ice Cold: Pro Snowboarder Marie-France Roy Is Back on the Scene... Never Missing a Beat
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted November 24, 2011 at 3:51am

So winter has decided to make it to Ireland, thankfully not as dramatically as last year - no snow so far - but still chilly enough to make posts about snowboarders a must again. This post is thanks to Snowboard Canada Women. Canadian Marie-France Roy...more

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