Olympic Ski Cross a Battle through the Elements

1 Jan

No longer freestyle skiing’s ugly stepsister, ski cross makes its Olympic debut at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Combining dangerous speed and big air with a take-no-prisoners charge to the finish, ski cross is “motocross, NASCAR and bull-riding all mixed into one, but on skis,” explains US ski cross champ Daron Rahlves, a retired Alpine racer – one of the most decorated American downhillers of all time – turned ski cross competitor.

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