Steamboat-raised Alpine snowboarder Winters named to Olympic snowboarding team |

Steamboat-raised Alpine snowboarder Winters named to Olympic snowboarding team

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine Snowboarder Cody Winters took second in parallel slalom at the Junior World Championships. The podium finish marked a strong start to his first World Cup-focused season. (Courtesy/ Cody Winters)

Cody Winters of Steamboat Springs was named to the U.S. Olympic snowboard team Friday evening, adding to a growing list of 2022 Olympians with ties to the Yampa Valley.

This will be Winters’s Olympic debut. Winters, 21, is an Alpine snowboarder and will compete in parallel giant slalom in Beijing, the only Alpine snowboarding event. Winters is stronger in slalom, but has made huge improvements in his giant slalom results.

He has finished as high as 27th in parallel giant slalom in a World Cup competition this winter. Meanwhile, in slalom, he’s finished as high as 10th.

Additionally, Robby Burns, who trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, was named to the Alpine snowboard team.

With the addition of the two snowboarders, there are eight athletes with Steamboat ties competing for Team USA at the Olympics.

They are also one of five snowboarders competing in Beijing as well as halfpipe snowboarder Taylor Gold and snowboard cross competitor Mick Dierdorff.

2022 Team USA members with ties to Steamboat Springs

Cody Winters – Alpine snowboard

Mick Dierdorff – snowboard cross

Jasper Good – Nordic combined

Olivia Giaccio – moguls

Taylor Fletcher – Nordic combined

Taylor Gold – halfpipe snowboard

Jaelin Kauf – moguls

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