Steve Hemphill, Communications Director at Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort spotlights three SAT athletes who are headed to Sochi in a press release today, January 22.
Hemphill said, "Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort team riders and South Lake Tahoe locals Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, and Hannah Teter will invade Aspen, Colorado, this upcoming weekend, January 22-26, 2014 for the Winter X Games. All three Sierra Resort™ athletes have pre-qualified for X Games and will shoot to land on the podium."
The Winter X Games in Aspen are often a showcase for athletes who are either fine tuning their skills in preparation for the Olympics, or for others, the chance to be on an Olympic team.
Included in Hemphill's press release were brief bio's of the three women who will compete for the United States in Sochi:
"Jamie Anderson, women's snowboard slopestyle, is riding very strong and will look to land on another X Games podium. Anderson has won Slopestyle gold at Winter X Games four times, including last season, and was the youngest Winter X gold medalist ever in 2007. With a large bag of tricks, smooth style, and consistent riding, she is a strong favorite heading into this year's Women's Slopestyle. Anderson will compete on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Maddie Bowman, women's ski superpipe, continues to ski well and will look to build on her first place finish in Aspen last season. Bowman has earned a podium twice in the past three seasons at X Games and will look to defend her title. Bowman is set to compete on Friday, January 24, 2014.
No stranger to Winter X Games and big events, Hannah Teter, women's snowboard superpipe, has her sights set on a podium finish at Winter X Games. Teter is determined to land on the podium using multiple tricks and big amplitude. Teter will drop-in on January 25, 2014."
These three women should make a very strong showing at the X Games. From there, it's into more training. The X Games is their last competition before heading to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Sierra-at-Tahoe is located on US Highway 50, just over an hour from Sacramento. Located at Echo Summit, normal winters bring over 480 inches of snow to this skiing and boarding paradise.