She upped sticks from Vancouver in to move to the Rocky Mountains town to further her boardercross career; one of the most perilous sports known to humankind. The cowgirl, the supreme rider among them, negotiates her steed up a narrow flight of stairs.
The barman is livid yet astounded at how she manages to squeeze her hulking horse through the tiny front door. Next, they trot into Safeway on a quest for chips. And so the horse-capades go on until, eventually, the cops catch up with them. Not quite your average day in downtown Steamboat, says Erin, whose own story, which includes years of X Games competition and one fateful winter Olympics campaign, is far from average.
A bad equipment decision and a fleeting distrust of her own instincts during the crucial part of her solitary Olympic campaign Torino, saw Erin miss the quarter. Cue that single tear.
But this place is no one-trick pony; unlike many ski resorts, Steamboat Springs has another depth to its narrative outside alpine sports. Not too shabby for an octogenarian with an artificial knee, which he insists is the strongest part of his body.
I load up the horses, ride three-and-a-half hours, climb up for two, and then ski straight back down in five minutes. Steamboat is a wonderful combination of an old western town and world-class ski destination.
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It has produced more Winter Olympians than anywhere else in North America, with 14 members of the Winter Olympic ski team having called the Colorado town home. Kidd was famed for wearing a cowboy hat on the slopes but, as a resort employee, he was forced to replace it with a helmet several years ago.
Guests can ski a run with Kidd in the afternoon and get a few tips, with a sign above the gondola indicating whether he is going to be on the slopes that day.
As well as offering us advice on our skiing, Fink guides us around the mountain, filling us in on its history and showing us the best runs. We learn that Steamboat was named after a bubbling mineral spring that made a sound that the first French fur trappers who travelled through the area thought sounded like a chugging paddle wheeler. Mt Werner was originally called Storm Peak because the mountain configuration causes fierce weather here — heavy snow in the winter and thunder and lightning in summer.
The theme continues with ski runs named Cyclone, Typhoon and Hurricane. We spend the morning getting fresh tracks down the wide, open runs and skiing through the trees looking for more.
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Cowboys and Olympians by K. Rowe Goodreads Author ,. Cowboys and Olympians 3. Two worlds collide as champion reining horse trainer, Leo Richards crosses paths with Olympic dressage hopeful, Katie Shulman. Sparks fly, and so do hooves. As both have a secret interest in the other, an unlikely friend will bring them together in a Texas sized passion storm. Kindle Edition , pages.
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