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Stein Eriksen

2014 Winter Olympics: 100-day Countdown

2014 Winter Olympics: 100-day Countdown

In 1952 the Olympic Winter Games were held in Stein Eriksen’s hometown of Olso, Norway, the birthplace of modern skiing. At the age of 24, Stein was the first alpine skier from outside the alps to earn a Gold Medal. Despite a near fall that would have resulted in disqualification, Stein won the gold in the men’s giant slalom by 1.9 seconds. Stein’s gold medal is on display in a h... »

Remembering the 2002 Winter Olympics

Remembering the 2002 Winter Olympics

This month marks the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Park City began celebrating on February 1 with a concert on Main Street followed by fireworks. The celebration, also the kick-start to the World Cup Event at Deer Valley Resort, brought a crowd out in the pounding snow to cheer and dance. The next morning I had the great fortune to ski the fresh snow with Olympian Heidi Volker at D... »