Vaughan gets strong start to ski season |

Vaughan gets strong start to ski season

— Lennon Vaughan got an early start to his competitive ski season, and he had to go a long way to do it.

The Steamboat Springs freeskier placed 13th in an Big Air World Cup event in Cardrona, New Zealand, on Aug. 30. The event, part of New Zealand’s Wintergames, brought riders from around the world for some off-season tricks (off season as far as the northern hemisphere is concerned, anyway.)

Vaughan, 18, finished with a best score of 68.80, just short of what it would have taken to qualify for finals. Kevin Rolland, of France, won the event with a 92.00, while Lyman Currier was second at 88.00.

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