Thursday May 28, 2015

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COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (April 8, 2014) – We are wrapping up the third and final day of our 2014 USASA Freeski National Championships. Day two results can be found here, and expect today's results to be posted later this evening after our 4pm Awards Ceremony at Burning Stone Plaze. Once again, this year's Freeski National Championships was an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) Silver level event!



To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the USASA National Championships, we partnered with VAST Action Photography, providing all competitors the opportunity to freely download images from the event. They provided a team of photographers who covered every single venue as it was happening. This means they photographed every single rider and skier who competed. No small task! 

We'd like to extend our appreciation for their dedication in getting the shot with a few images of them hard at work:


No matter the weather conditions!


Flying high over head, not a problem!


May look like he's lying down on the job, but it's all about the perfect camera angles!

VAST Action will continue to upload images collected for BOTH Snowboard and Freeski National Championships. Their galleries will include group photos of each individual series from their respective Opening Ceremonies, action photos, and both formal and candid images of the awards at Burning Stone Plaza.

How to Download:

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Hi-Chew: Way back in the 1930s, an enterprising candy maker by the name of Taichiro Morinaga was trying to make a new kind of chewing gum for Japan. Back then, and even today, taking food out of your mouth was considered to be somewhat impolite. So, to make chewing gum a more culturally accepted snack he wanted to create a chewy candy, just like gum, but one that could be swallowed like any other food.
Fortunately, Mr. Morinaga had the ability to make outstanding caramel. The caramel was special in many ways, but what made it unique was its smooth, creamy and chewy texture. In a stroke of candy-making genius, Mr. Morinaga took the unique texture and combined it with a natural strawberry flavor – in 1931 Chewlets was born. Following World War II, Morinaga had to re-build the company from the ground up. In 1975, and after a lot of work, Chewlets was re-introduced as the wonderful, fruit flavored candy now called Hi-Chew. Since then Hi-Chew has become a cultural icon in Japan. To this day more than 113 different flavors of Hi-Chew have been created. Hi-Chew first appeared outside of Japan in local Asian markets. Today, Hi-Chew enjoys a growing global popularity and can be found in convenience and grocery stores across the nation.
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