Sierra-at-Tahoe’s elite team qualifies for Winter X Games |

Sierra-at-Tahoe’s elite team qualifies for Winter X Games

They’ve done it again.

Four of Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s sponsored athletes have qualified to compete in Winter X Games 12, Jan. 24-27 in Aspen, Colo.

Joanie and Jaime Anderson along with Hannah and Elijah Teter will compete in the Women’s Snowboarder X, Women’s Slopestyle and Women’s and Men’s Superpipe contests, respectively.

Both Joanie and Jaime Anderson are coming off Gold Medal podium finishes in Winter X Games 11 in 2007. Hannah Teter, famed for landing the first 900 in a women’s halfpipe competition, took the Gold Medal in Torino, Italy in 2006 and Elijah Teter qualified for the coming competition by placing third in the U.S. Chevy Grand Prix halfpipe competition.

“We are so proud of our athletes; it’s not surprising to see all of them competing at the highest profile event in the business. The Teters and the Andersons will represent both Sierra Resort and the Lake Tahoe region well at the X Games, as they are four of the best riders in the world,” said John Rice, General Manager of Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.  “We wish them the best of luck in their pursuit of Winter X Games 12 medals.”

“I am so stoked to be heading out to Aspen with a crew from Sierra Resort,” said Joanie Anderson. “Between Hannah, Elijah, my sister and myself, I’m hoping we bring home some serious X Games hardware.”

The 12th annual winter action sports competition features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling. The events will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC in more than 121 countries and territories in Latin America, the Pacific Rim, Middle East, Africa and Israel.            

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