When you think about the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts, it’s likely that the first thing that comes to mind is snow and terrain – and maybe the spectacular views. Did you know that the resorts also are the home to a ton of world class athletes? You may have seen some of them in ski and snowboard movies, in the Olympics, and yes, at the Winter X Games.
The Winter X Games were held in Aspen last week, and Lake Tahoe was well represented with skiers and snowboarders competing in, and winning, a number of events.
Sierra-at-Tahoe saw team athletes Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter attend X Games, with terrific results. Bowman won gold in the women’s ski superpipe, and Anderson also won gold in the women’s snowboard slopestyle. Northstar California athlete and Olympian Elena Hight also competed, winning silver in the women’s superpipe.
The men didn’t fare too badly either, with Northstar California athletes Torstein Horgmo winning gold in the men’s snowboard big air and Shaun White winning gold in the men’s superpipe. Northstar's Chas Guldemond also competed, placing 4th in the men’s snowboard slopestyle.
If that wasn’t enough, up and coming Northstar California Team rider Toby Miller (he’s 12 years old) foreran the men's snowboard superpipe. We’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing him at a future Winter X Games.
All told, Lake Tahoe athletes won four gold medals and one silver medal at the 2013 Winter X Games. Not too shabby, if we say so ourselves.
Check out the 2013 Winter X Games website for the full results.
Photo courtesy of Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort