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Professional Snowmobiler Caleb Moore Succumbs to Injuries

Two weeks ago at the X-Games held in Aspen, Colo., each year, competitive snowmobiler Caleb Moore was fatally injured after crashing his snowmobile while attempting a back flip.

Moore, only 25 years old, is the first competitor to die during an X-Games event in the 18-year history of the competition.

First Ever Breckenridge Rockstar Throwback Throwdown

On Saturday, April 7th, Breckenridge hosted the inaugural Rockstar Thowback Thowdown, celebrating the culmination of 27 years of snowboarding history. The Throwback Throwdown event pays homage to Breckenridge's role in the history of snowboarding: in 1984, it was Colorado's first major ski resort to allow snowboarding an in 1985 Breck hosted the first ever Swatch World Snowboarding Championships.

Breckenridge team rider Zach Black was the overall men's winner and New Zealand rider Rebecca Sinclair was the overall women's winner.

Team Europe Wins Swatch Skiers Cup

Team Europe won the inaugural Swatch Skiers Cup Saturday in Valle Nevado, Chile, with a final score of 14 – 10, toppling the heavily favored Team Americas.  The victory saw the Europeans take home both the Cup, as well as $20,000.

Top American Snowboarder to Race for Russia?

Vic Wild, one of the United States’ most gifted snowboarders, as well as husband to Russia’s world champion in parallel slalom, Alyona Zavarzina, allegedly has expressed a desire to compete for the Russian national team, according to the Russian skiing and snowboarding federation.

Americans Win Big at New Zealand Games

Several days of snowfall delays didn’t stop Americans Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan from taking top podium spots in the half pipe competition at the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games Wednesday.

On the men’s side, like most of his competitors, Kenworthy struggled against the weather. Fortunately, his highly technical run netted him 85 points, which was more than enough to best New Zealand’s Jossi Wells’ score of 78.25. Rounding out the top three was David Wise, who almost trailed both Kenworthy and Wells with a score of 75.25 points.

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