Colorado-based dancers bring a taste of Americana to the world of alpine ski racing

Colorado-based dancers bring a taste of Americana to the world of alpine ski racing
Local News

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — It’s unlike any cheerleading squad you’ve ever seen. On a warm, nearly cloudless Sunday afternoon in mid-September — the definition of Indian summer in the Rockies — auditions for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships cheerleading squad were minutes away. A small cadre of judges, photographers and videographers milled about Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, while professional dancer Kris Ashley prepared to put squad hopefuls through the audition ringer. And “ringer” is hardly an exaggeration. Nearly five months before hometown superstars like Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin tame the alpine gates, the Vail Valley Foundation tapped Ashley to …

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