Golden Peak halfpipe ready and launching

Golden Peak halfpipe ready and launching
Local News

By John LaConte

VAIL — The huge, 22-foot halfpipe walls needed plenty of blue paint on Friday as snowy skies greeted competitors at Golden Peak.An Association of Freeskiing Professionals certified event, the competition marked the opening of a halfpipe that is the same size of that at the Olympics and also hosts the Burton US Open. The fact that Friday’s competition was a bronze-level event in the Association of Freeskiing Professionals tier system is a first for Vail, welcoming skiers into a halfpipe that was otherwise mainly known as the snowboarder’s venue thanks to the Burton US Open, which prompted Vail to invest …

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