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Santa Cruz native Cody Townsend was selected in mid-January to captain Team Americas, which will face Team Europe, for the 2013 Swatch Skiers Cup in Zermatt, Switzerland.

The competition, scheduled to be held Feb. 10-15, pits some of the best big mountain, free skiers and slopestyle athletes against each other. This will be the third annual Skiers Cup and first held in Europe.

Townsend will lead teammates KC Deane, Rory Bushfield, Charley Ager, Logan Imlach, Timy Dutton and Josh Daiek, with an eighth rider to be announced.

Together, they face the Team Europe skiers: Captain Kaj Zackrisson, Markus Elder, Paddy Graham, Richard Permin, Sverre Liliequist, Nicolas Vuignier, Fabio Studer, as well as an eighth to be announced.

For more information, check out the official site.

Royal Gorge at Donner Summit just outside of Lake Tahoe is open for the winter ski season, according to a press release.

Royal Gorge, which touts 19 trails and more than 20 kilometers of terrain for cross country skiing, is now operated by Sugar Bowl Resort and is open to the general public seven days a week 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

“Trail passes will also be available for purchase at the Van Norden trailhead. All-day lift tickets will cost $27. Skiers can receive a $10 discount on a Royal Gorge trail pass on Saturday, and every day throughout the season, by purchasing a $19 CORE pass,” according to a press release.

For more information, visit

I recently found this video at the Grind Out Hunger website and thought it’d be good to share over here. Aptos’ Marissa Hushaw, who you may remember because she dominates on a snowboard, held her inaugural Rail Jam for Grind Out Hunger at China Peak late last month. They raised enough money for 3,600 meals.


— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets


Sally Gunter, a PR rep at Heavenly, had plenty of reason to brag judging by these photos she sent Monday of Heavenly Mountain Resort near Olympic Downhill run. She says there’s 59 inches of powder, and obviously some out-of-this-world views.

Photo of telemark skier Tom Scarvie is courtesy of Carrie Reiter.

— Julie Jag

–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.

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