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The voice of freeskiing: Luke Van Valin

Talking with freeskiing-athlete-turned-event-and-tv-announcer Luke Van Valin

Updated: June 21, 2012, 6:32 PM ET
By John Symms

Luke Van Valin got his start in skiing as an athlete, competing in major contests like the U.S. Open and Gravity Games and starring in video parts with Level 1 Productions. In 2006, the Idaho native made the fateful decision to take a microphone in hand and start calling the action. Since then, Van Valin has become the most recognizable voice in freeskiing, calling competitions live and on television around the globe from the Winter X Games to the Jon Olsson Invitational. His versatility ...

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