Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

♫MUSIC♫ LIAM McHUGH: It’s a high-flying, gravity-defying freestyle skiing event making its Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia – ski slopestyle. One of the leading contenders for the United States is 19-year-old Nick Goepper, one of the top slopestyle skiers in the world. NICK GOEPPER: Slopestyle is to me one of the most fun things that…

Science of the Winter Olympics – Downhill Science

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: In February, Olympic skiers will race down Vancouver’s Whistler Mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour. Watch as scientists and researchers funded by the National Science Foundation explain the physics of this downhill thrill ride. ♪music♪ TED LIGETY (U.S. Ski Team – Alpine): You’re trying to go as…

Science of the Winter Olympics – Ski Jumping

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: This year, the U.S. team is a serious medal contender in Nordic Combined, a sport that combines ski jumping with cross-country skiing. U.S. hopefuls Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong, along with George Tuthill, a physicist funded by the National Science Foundation, explain the principles of physics behind the long, soaring jumps….

CHAMONIX – EXTREME SNOW SPORTS ON MT BLANC

What’s up everybody we’re the Vagabrothers and this week we’re in Mont-Blanc Chamonix, France!!! Chamonix, in the French Alpine region of Haute Savoie is a place of legends tucked into a sharp valley at the base of Mont- Blanc The highest mountain in Western Europe It’s a place many outdoorsmen dream of visiting It’s also…