Crested Butte halfpipe specialist Aaron Blunck skiing free and easy heading into PyeongChang

At 21, Blunck is one of the world's top performers in freestyle skiing. He placed seventh in the halfpipe in the Olympics in Sochi in 2014.

Meet the athletes representing Colorado in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Colorado is sending 31 athletes to PyeongChang as part of Team USA. Athletes from the Centennial State comprise 12.8 percent of the U.S. delegation.

Eagle’s Meghan Tierney runs with the pack seeking Olympic boardercross success

The 21-year-old Eagle resident will have plenty of company -- family, teammates and competitors -- everywhere she looks in PyeongChang.

Before he can vote, Silverthorne’s Red Gerard can bring his country Olympic glory

Most 17-year-olds are focused on cars and school. Red Gerard is focused on bringing home a gold medal.

Taylor Fletcher, brother Bryan lead large Steamboat contingent of U.S. Nordic combined skiers

Four of the five U.S. Nordic combined skiers in PyeongChang come from Steamboat Springs. Two grew up in the very same house.

Boulder’s Casey Andringa is skiing in the Olympics, even after it almost killed him

A rare eye infection could have ended Andringa's life, let alone his freestyle skiing career. But this week he made his Olympic debut.

Boulder-born snowboarder Jake Pates charging hard into 2018 Winter Olympics

He's not the youngest Olympic snowboarder hailing from Colorado, but this teenager might just be the Centennial State's best shot at a snowboarding medal in 2018.

Aspen’s Simi Hamilton is U.S. men’s hope to change few-and-far-between Nordic ski success

It has been so long since the United States won a medal in men's cross-country (Nordic) skiing, the event the U.S. placed in no longer exists.

Olympic skier, soccer champion, stellar student — Vail’s Tess Johnson does it all (at...

The youngest member of the U.S. moguls ski team when she was 14, Johnson is more than just a world-class skier.

Hagen Kearney shreds — on stage, on the slopes and in the gym

Rock musician, motorcycle enthusiast, skateboarder. Hagen Kearney is all of those. But he's also one of the top snowboard cross athletes in the world.

Olympics are all in the family for Boulder’s Joanne Reid — even her rifle

Just last July Reid’s Olympic biathlon hopes almost came to an end, now she'll be her family's third representative in the Games.

Denver’s Lauren Gibbs gets the nod for USA-1 bobsled team

Four years ago, Lauren Gibbs, 33, would have never seen herself in the position that she is in today -- competing for the 2018...

Crested Butte’s David Chodounsky followed a familiar but unique Olympic path

David Chodounsky has plenty in common with another star of the U.S. Ski Team, but he'd like to add one more similarity -- Olympic gold.

Feeling no pressure this time, Aspen’s Noah Hoffman is ready for his second Winter...

After contemplating putting an end to his ski career, Hoffman enters his second Winter Olympics feeling tested and tough.

Between the Pipes: Lakewood’s Nicole Hensley gets the nod for PyeongChang

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. The neighbor kids loved to play street hockey on the cul-de-sac...

Injuries didn’t scare Olympic skier Alice McKennis, they inspired her

A career-threatening injury provided the perspective McKennis needed to come back strong and make another run at the podium.

Ben Berend’s big Olympic aspirations started on a little hill in Steamboat

The "Little Vikings" program in Steamboat Springs, Colo. set Ben Berend on a path to representing his country in the Winter Games.

Through injuries and setbacks, Lindsey Vonn seeks the podium in PyeongChang

The four-time World Cup overall champion won Olympic gold in the downhill and bronze in the super-G in 2010 before missing the Sochi Games in 2014 because of a torn right knee ligament.

Focused and having fun, Steamboat’s Arielle Gold gets a second chance in PyeongChang

After injuries forced her to drop out of the 2014 Games, Gold is having fun on her way back to the Olympics.

Arvada Air: Raised in the burbs, snowboarder Chris Corning hits it big slopestyle

Eightteen-year-old Corning is the Americans’ top hope in slopestyle and big air.

Mikaela Shiffrin looks to add Olympic gold to her already dominant season

Shiffrin has been dominating the World Cup circuit in the season leading up to the 2018 Games at PyeongChang.

After sharing an X Games podium, Aspen freestyle ski friends eye PyeongChang

Aspen native Torin Yater-Wallace did not medal in Sochi. He hopes to change that alongside longtime friend Alex Ferreira this year in PyeongChang.