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PHOTOS: Winter Start at Howelsen Hill

Winter Start is the first ski jumping and Nordic combined competition of the year at Howelsen Hill, bringing in U20 and U16 athletes from across the country.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Emma Russell soars through the air during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Emma Russell dazzles a small crowd during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Bonnie Larson keeps in control in the air during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Haley Brabec takes her second competition jump on the HS75 during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Ella Wilson flies over the HS75 jump during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Jason Colby flies with confidence during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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All of Steamboat Springs is visible from the slopes of Howelsen Hill during the Winter Start competition on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Tess Arnone shows off her skills during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Erik Lynch jumps the HS75 during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Alexa Brabec took first among the U20 ski jumpers, putting her in first ahead of the cross-country race during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Gunnar Gilbertson holds his form during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Eva Minotto gets big air on the HS75 jump during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Thomas Miller puts up a great second competition jump on the HS75 during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Tess Arnone competes in the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Arthur Tirone works on his form during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Thomas Miller keeps his eyes forward mid flight during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Sawyer Graves gets big air during the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday, Dec. 11.
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U.S. National Team member and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Alexa Brabec won the U20 female Nordic combined competition at Winter Start at Howelsen Hill on Saturday evening.
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Athletes compete in the cross country portion of the Nordic combined competition at Winter Start at Howelsen Hill on Saturday evening.
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U.S. National Team member and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Tess Arnone climbs a hill during the cross country portion of the Nordic combined competition at Winter Start at Howelsen Hill on Saturday evening.
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U.S. Junior National Team member and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Gunnar Gilbertson won the U20 men's Nordic combined competition at Winter Start at Howelsen Hill on Saturday evening.
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