Skiers, snowboarders take on Talons Challenge at Beaver Creek

Skiers, snowboarders take on Talons Challenge at Beaver Creek
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By Ross Leonhart

BEAVER CREEK — Fourteen black and double black diamond runs, over 26,000 vertical feet and a whole lot of moguls make up the Talons Challenge.On Saturday, 1,200 skiers and snowboarders came to Beaver Creek for the 13th annual event, featuring trails off Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain and Larkspur chairlifts, including the World Cup downhill course.“We look forward to it every year. This year, I tried to train for it,” said Kate Herrin, of Denver, who was taking on the Talons Challenge for her sixth year in a row with her brothers. “None of it worked.”Matt Willis, of Chicago, has …

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