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Telluride Native Gus Kenworthy Makes Olympic Freestyle Ski Team

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Telluride skier Gus Kenworthy first got on skis as a toddler, shortly after his family moved to town in the early ‘90s, and it wasn’t long before he was airborne.

“Catching air, jumping, spinning, that’s what he loved,” recalls his father Peter Kenworthy.

“He was always leaping off something,” said his mom, Pip Kenworthy.

It wasn’t some passing fancy, either. Kenworthy spent much of his childhood and teenage years on the Telluride Ski Resort, where he practically lived in the terrain park, hitting jumps and rails with friends until the lifts closed. When he couldn’t ski the resort, he was building jumps or practicing tricks on the trampoline. He started competing with the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club at an early age, and went pro at 16.

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Check-out this clip from Gus's YouTube page to see him in action! 

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