Lindsey Vonn Doubles Down Ahead of Olympic Games
President Trump isn't having the best school week, but to make matters worse, it looks like arch-nemesis Lindsey Vonn is enjoying the heck out of hers. The Queen of the U.S. Ski Team grabbed two more World Cup wins in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ahead of the PyeongChang Games to put her just a handful of wins away from taking over the all-time World Cup win record. Okay, she did nearly miss her trip to the Olympics because of "missing documents," but we're trying to focus on the good stuff. You know, like the look on her dog's face upon landing in South Korea this week.
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Tesla Powerpacks to Help Power Squaw Valley
After moving its factory just down the road in Reno, Tesla has thrown its balaclava in the ski ring, announcing a power project with Tahoe royalty Squaw Valley. The alternative energy giant will install lithium-ion batteries totaling 8 megawatts to help provide Squaw's ski operations power when big storms knock out electricity, nixing the use of diesel backup generators in the process. For Squaw, it's another move towards its promise to get all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by the end of the year.
King and Queen of Corbet's Highlights are Nuts
It's not every day that you get to watch some of the best meathucker and huckesses punch it deep in one of North America's most iconic inbounds drop-ins, but last weekend, we were afforded that chance thanks to the inaugural King and Queen of Corbet's at Jackson Hole. Given the chance to take a run in to the drop, skiers and boarders threw everything from laid-out frontflips to doubles. Some even landed them. Karl Fostvedt and Caite Zeliff were a pair that did so in style, winning the men's and women's events respectfully. Check out these highlights, por favor.
Sunday River Grants Pass for Super Bowl Selfie
In what may be the best unintentional viral marketing scheme ever, Massachusetts 13-year-old Ryan McKenna did what Tom Brady and Danny Amendola couldn't on Super Bowl Sunday, and repped friggin' New England. Rocking a Sunday River sweatshirt, he snapped a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the halftime show and immediately went buck viral. The Maine ski resort quickly picked up on the hint and publicly offered McKenna a free season pass for his efforts. Finally, a selfie that pays off.
Stoked for the weekend. Right?