Snowboarders go big in Seoul; Vonn, Ligety lead US skiers in Europe

Snow Jam 2009 was a huge hit. The international snowboarding festival that ended Sunday after three days in the heart of Seoul, Korea,  attracted more than 250,000 spectators. Festival attendance grew from 65,000 Friday, to 95,000 Saturday and 100,000 on the last day, despite cold temperatures. Find out more about the World Cup event as well as the top finishers, led by gold-medal winner Gian-Luca Cavigelli of Switzerland.

On the skiing side of World Cup, Ted Ligety of the US rode a strong second run to a 10th-place giant slalom finish in Val d’Isere, France. American Lindsey Vonn settled for safety and finished eighth in a World Cup slalom on Sunday in Are, Sweden, losing the overall points lead to Maria Riesch of Germany.

Swany Gloves is taking steps to be greener as well with the introduction of the first “Cradle to Grave” recyclable gloves, Eco-Circle. Read more about Eco-Circle here. Follow Swany Gloves on Twitter or become a Fan on Facebook.

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