Training day

Did Shaun White's "secret training facility" rewrite the rules of competitive snowboarding?

Updated: January 7, 2010, 7:20 PM ET
By Colin Whyte | ESPN Action Sports

When Red Bull built Shaun White his own superpipe in the Silverton, Colo., backcountry last winter, nobody was all that shocked. After all, neither White nor "Mr. Red" is known for half-stepping, especially when it comes to stepping up the game. But everyone was jealous. Here was the pre-eminent snowboarder in the world ditching his regular schedule to work on his run in private -- no flailing fools in the flat-bottom, a first-ever on-hill foam pit to chuck new tricks into and no fellow Olympic ...

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