Monday, January 9, 2012

Shaun white halfpipe

  • TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Having an Olympic champion call your local ski resort home has its privileges.
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  • Shaun White exploded out of the pipe Shaun focused on his pipe riding and was able to pull out one of the largest airs done in a halfpipe. With 2011 in the books, we are excited to see what 2012 has to offer.
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  • Lake Tahoe resorts havent received fresh snow in weeks. Many weeks. But that didnt stop Northstar California from opening a 22-foot-high halfpipe late last week.
  • (Reno Gazette)
  • A 22-foot-high high, 500-foot-long halfpipe co-designed by snowboarder Shaun White was opened to the public last week at Northstar California, one of Vail Resorts Inc.'s properties formerly called Northstar-at-Tahoe.
  • (Manteca Bulletin)
  • Shaun White, who is arguably the best pipe snowboarder in the world with two Olympic gold medals, formed a partnership with Vail Resorts this year and worked closely with Northstar to design the new halfpipe.
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  • Northstar will serve as White's primary training resort.
  • (Examiner)
  • Her meticulous day-to-day maintenance of the 22-foot half-pipe attracts famous athletes like Shaun White and Gretchen Bleiler, who use the half-pipe for training. Lift tickets are $89 for adults and $49 for children 6 to 12 and seniors 70 and older.
  • (Huffington Post)

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