Skiing & Snowboarding http://www.kunc.org en Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut http://www.kunc.org/post/female-ski-jumpers-finally-make-their-olympic-debut <strong>Update at 4:15 p.m. ET: Leaping Into History</strong><p>When American Sarah Hendrickson launched herself down the 90-meter jumping hill in Sochi, she flew into history, becoming the first woman to ski jump in Olympic competition. She ultimately finished in 21st place.<p>Carina Vogt from Germany brought home the gold. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria took silver, and France's Coline Mattel, 18, won bronze.<p>The Americans were led by Jessica Jerome from Park City, Utah, who finished 10<sup>th</sup>, and Lindsey Van in 15th. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 53990 at http://www.kunc.org Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut With An Air Bag, Help During An Avalanche Is A Cord-Yank Away http://www.kunc.org/post/air-bag-help-during-avalanche-cord-yank-away Let's say you're skiing in the backcountry, looking for some powder — but instead, you trigger an avalanche.<p>If you have an avalanche air bag pack strapped to your back, you just yank the cord. That deploys the air bag, which keeps you close to the surface and easier to dig out, says Andy Wenberg with Backcountry Access, one of several companies making the devices. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 53987 at http://www.kunc.org With An Air Bag, Help During An Avalanche Is A Cord-Yank Away 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes http://www.kunc.org/post/mariachi-olympic-prince-takes-glamour-sochi-ski-slopes In Sochi, Russia, Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will compete in his sixth Winter Olympics. The 55-year-old downhill skier and German prince won't be skiing under the flag of his royal heritage, however. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:24:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 53749 at http://www.kunc.org 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes Too Far, Too Complicated: Why Some Families Will Sit Out Sochi http://www.kunc.org/post/too-far-too-complicated-why-some-families-will-sit-out-sochi On a frigid afternoon, Jack Burke is coaching young skiers in a field in Saranac Lake, N.Y. His son Tim — who <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/BU/Tim-Burke">shoots and skis as part of the U.S. biathlon team</a> — got his start training here. Now, Tim is off to Sochi to compete, but Jack and his whole family are staying home, missing the games for the first time since Tim's first Olympics in 2006.<p>"The uncertainty certainly did weigh into it," says Jack. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:50:00 +0000 53724 at http://www.kunc.org Too Far, Too Complicated: Why Some Families Will Sit Out Sochi X Games Show The Olympics What The Kids Want http://www.kunc.org/post/x-games-show-olympics-what-kids-want <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/News/2013/January/01/Go-For-The-Gold-Home/Go-For-The-Gold-Nick-Goepper">Nick Goepper</a> is headed off to the Olympics in a couple of days, but he's not taking it easy: He spent the weekend hurtling through the air on ESPN at the X Games.<p>The sport is slopestyle. If you've watched any extreme skiing on television, you'll know it well: Skiers hit rails and walls and massive jumps; they seem to spend more time in the air than on the snow.<p>It's old hat for kids, but brand new for the Olympics. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Robert Smith 53684 at http://www.kunc.org X Games Show The Olympics What The Kids Want