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Sun Valley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) 559 feet long. 22 feet steep, those are the dimensions of the Olympic sized super pipe sitting on the slopes of Dollar Mountain, attracting elite freestyle athletes as one of six superpipes in the country,
It's a hidden jewel nestled in the mountains of the gem state.
Andy Ware, the program director at sun valley ski education foundation says,
"For us to have it right here in our backyard... It's a very special to for the local athletes, to be able to come here every day of the week, it's virtually ours..”
The proof can be seen in this year's Olympics...
Sun Valley's very own Kaityln Ferrington will join team USA as a member of the freestyle snowboard team.
The pipe showcases some of the most popular competition
The big air drawing even bigger crowds.
According to veteran freestyle skier, Randy Bybie, "It's too late, it should' ve happened sooner.. But it's great it means a boost for the entire ski industry."
As the Olympics flaunt our country's finest talent...
Local competitions are the breeding grounds for freestyle athletes of the future.
"Today was the skier halfpipe this is the first day of a four day skier spectacular.
And this is an NSSA event for skiers only."
Bybie, judging the event said, “these little kids get to get on it and show us what's coming up in the line"
The spectacular features skiers ages 6 to 18, boys and girls, who come to shred in the inter mountain division of the NSSA.
Sun Valley's Superpipe keeps them addicted to the thrill of sick tricks.