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“Healing is a matter of time, but sometimes also a matter of opportunity." -Dan MillmanAs I sit here thumbing through a book that C.R. once recommended to me, I flip to this quote. I feel like he could have said these words himself. The words have truth to them, a truth that C.R. instilled in me on more than one occasion. He was with me when I got hurt last season and I don't think I could have been with anyone better. He reminded me that life is good and cheered me right up as he sang along to his mediocre guitar tune and made up a song about my knee. He made me laugh often. Being in his presence, I had to stay positive. He had overcome career-ending injuries before and surpassed all expectations by coming back with vengeance and even landing a third place finish at this year’s Redbull Linecatchers event.To make a donation in C.R's name, go to www.crjohnson.org.

Remembering CR Johnson

Freeskier C.R. Johnson, an X Games competitor and pioneer in introducing park-and-pipe skills to the backcountry, died recently at Squaw Valley. We asked his longtime friend and fellow Squaw local Michelle Parker, also a pro freeskier, to write a tribute to C.R. Here's what she wrote. And some photos to celebrate his life.

Jamie Pierre

Remembering Jamie Pierre

Professional skier Jamie Pierre died in an avalanche on Sunday. Known for his record-breaking cliff drops and fervent approach to skiing, faith, and life, he'll be greatly missed.

Location: X Games, Aspen, COPHOTO: Scott Markewitz

Colby West Does it Again

You've probably seen pro skier Colby West's goofy impersonations and singalongs in Matchstick Productions' films. They're funny, right? Well, now he's bringing his camera-friendly mug to the commercial side of things, with a slapstick ad for Vail Resorts' Epic Pass.

American Keri Herman won a silver at the Winter X Games in Aspen earlier this year, and today, she earned another silver in slopestyle, thanks to her second run, which included a 540 true tail grab.

European X Games

The European X Games finished up today in Tignes, France, with the women's ski slopestyle and halfpipe and the men's ski slopestyle. North American athletes represented on the podium with Canadian and U.S. skiers winning all three of today's events. Here are photos from the day.