American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics. Nicknamed Second Run Sage, our US Team slopestyle rider scored a 93.50 to win the first Gold at Sochi, in the first ever snowboard slopestyle Olympic event at Rosa Khutor’s Extreme Park. Sage is from Couer D’Alene Idaho, 20 years old, and known for his laid back attitude.
This is the same event that Shaun White backed out of to focus on winning his third consecutive Gold in Halfpipe.
The second US medal at Sochi was won by Hannah Kearney, she earned a bronze for her bump run. Kearney had won Gold at Vancouver in 2010.
Sunday is Men’s Downhill, Bode Miller laid down the fastest time in training, and Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle. Go Team USA.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.