Behind The Scenes

Winter X: Sarah Burke tribute

One week after the death of the freeskiing icon Sarah Burke, friends and former rivals held a candlelight vigil at the top of a darkened Buttermilk Mountain SuperPipe in Aspen, Colo.

They then skied together to the base.

ESPN aired a tribute during Thursday’s live Winter X Games broadcast to honor the late pioneer, who died Jan. 19, nine days after suffering a training accident in the Park City, Utah, halfpipe.

Read more of reporter Devon O’Neil‘s account by clicking here.

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