Friday, May 29, 2015

International Freestyle

This spring we have had a number of freestyle mogul teams and athletes training here. Arapahoe Basin has a long history of being a training ground for these guys from the Rawles Brothers and the 1980's Pro Mogul Tour to 1990's and 2000's stars Donna Weinbrecht, Jonny Moseley, Toby Dawson, and Jeremy Bloom to Whistler Olympic medalists Hannah Kearney and Bryon Wilson. Scott Rawles is here now as the Head Coach of the Chinese National Team and Toby Dawson is here as the Head Coach of the Korean National Team. The US Team spent a couple of weeks here in the middle of May. Several regional teams from Summit, Vail, Steamboat, Telluride, and Aspen also got in some "spring training". I am a big fan of watching these athletes jump and ski.