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Kjersti Buass Visits the King

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Kjersti Buass, Linn Haug, and Lisa Wiik recently joined the Norwegian Winter Olympic team for a visit with the Norwegian royal family. Kjersti made this video of their trip to the castle.

 

The Flashpoint: Natalie Gough

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This is our first Flashpoint Profile, where we’ll be talking to ladies who we think are going to be exploding on the snowboarding scene very soon..

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Ontario native Natale Gough headed west. She spent a few seasons in Whistler before relocating to Lake Tahoe on what was supposed to be a two week trip. Now Natalie spends her summers coaching at South America Snow Sessions in Argentina and makes her home in Tahoe City.

Twitter Thursday: We’re Still Jealous

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It’s  Thursday and that means its time for Twitter Thursday! The pros all seem to be traveling again. Some are traveling for some southern hemisphere shred time while others are heading home or to other fun sounding places. I am jealous of it all, although my first choice woule be the shredding!

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Kevin Pearce Recovery Update on Today

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Kevin Pearce and his mom, Pia, were on the Today Show to talk to Matt Lauer about his recovery. 

Kevin has made amazing progress since he accident in late December. He said he still has issues with vision, balance, and reflexes but KP plans to get back on a snowboard soon.

 

Twitter Thursday: The Pros Go South

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Twitter Thursday is a new weekly series. We’ll be catching you up with what pros and people in industry have been up to via their tweets.

For our first installation – we’re bringing you a ton of tweets from pros as they all seem to be heading to somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere for a little pre-season shred action.

Elena Hight turned 21 this week. Happy Birthday!

Don’t forget you can follow us at http://twitter.com/powderroom!

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Catching Up with Vera Janssen at SASS

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Sarah from SASS brings us another report from Argentina. This time she uses a mutual sweet tooth to get the scoop from pro rider Vera Janssen.

When I signed up for SASS they said I would be riding with pros but everyone makes big promises and hardly delivers.  Of course my cynicism was once again defeated when I sat down for dinner one night and recognized rider Vera Janssen.  On her first day out, while I was having a hard time keeping up, she was dropping cliffs, slaying powder and hiking the backcountry like it was the peak of mid season. 

Torstein Lands a Triple Cork

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If you thought this year's big trick, the double cork, was insane then check out this video of Torstein Horgmo landing a triple cork in Norway.

If you thought this year's big trick, the double cork, was insane then check out this video of Torstein Horgmo landing a triple cork in Norway.

Kevin Pearce Comes Home to Vermont

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Kevin Pearce’s recovery after sustaining a serious brain injury while practicing in the halfpipe has been a major topic of interest in both the snowboard world and with mainstream media.

Kevin Pearce’s recovery after sustaining a serious brain injury while practicing in the halfpipe has been a major topic of interest in both the snowboard world and with mainstream media. We’re happy to be able to tell you that Kevin has made amazing progress in his recovery and rehab and has been able to return to his home in Vermont, but he still has a long way to go.

Kevin’s progress has been chronicled in two national media outlets today:

Australia to Issue Torah Bright 20 Cent Coin

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We recently told you about the Australian Post issuing a Torah Bright commemorative stamp. Now the Reserve Bank of Australia has one-upped the Australian Post by announcing they will be issuing a Torah Bright 20 cent coin. The coin will be produced by the Royal Australian Mint, which is located the Australian capital of Canberra.

"This coin breaks ground for the Mint, celebrating the success of our shining Olympic star Torah Bright.," the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, said.