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IF ASPEN IS GRETCHEN BLEILER'S PLAYGROUND (SEE PAGE 62) AND EVERYONE ELSE IS JUST A SNOW SQUIRREL TRYING TO GET A SNOW NUT (TASTES LIKE A DOUGHNUT, ONLY CRUNCHIER), THEN WHY EVEN BOTHER? BECAUSE AS SOME FAMOUS PERSON ONCE SAID, THAT'S WHY THEY PLAY THE (X

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:44 PM ET
By EDDIE MATZ

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IF ASPEN IS GRETCHEN BLEILER'S PLAYGROUND (SEE PAGE 62) AND EVERYONE ELSE IS JUST A SNOW SQUIRREL TRYING TO GET A SNOW NUT (TASTES LIKE A DOUGHNUT, ONLY CRUNCHIER), THEN WHY EVEN BOTHER? BECAUSE AS SOME FAMOUS PERSON ONCE SAID, THAT'S WHY THEY PLAY THE (X) GAMES. IT'S ONLY THE BIGGEST STAGE IN ACTION SPORTS, THE KIND OF ARENA WHERE A NO-NAME DAY PLAYER CAN GO FROM JOE SCHMO TO JOE PRO SIMPLY BY STEALING THE SNOW SHOW. HERE'S A HANDFUL OF HOPEFULS WHO ...

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