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The U.S. Ski Team’s prospects are looking up
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The U.S. Ski Team’s prospects are looking up
Let the Games begin

The U.S. Ski Team’s prospects at the upcoming Vancouver Olympics are looking up. That’s what happens when the most successful American alpine racer (31 World Cup victories) jumps aboard. After two years of racing on his own, Bode Miller announced his return to the Ski Team earlier this season. Though Miller, 32, says the Olympics did not motivate his decision, he was not eligible to compete in the Games unless he raced for the U.S.—so we’re betting  he’ll join teammates Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety in Whistler come February. Meantime, the gates are getting drilled for the Dec. 4–6 World Cup races on Beaver Creek, Colo.’s Birds of Prey, the only U.S. stop for the men’s tour. Let the Games begin.


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Back East

All Stuck up on her Rocky Mountain Vistas and Sierra Snowpack, yet vaguely unfulfilled, a Massachusetts girl ventures back to her roots for a reality check. Face-shredding tree lines, short runs, bitter cold, and unvanquishable Eastern stoke? The perfect antidote to western ennui.