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Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso fired up over snowboard spat

Lindsey Vonn, right, celebrates with Julia Mancuso after

Lindsey Vonn, right, celebrates with Julia Mancuso after winning an alpine ski,women's World Cup super-G, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Dec. 8, 2012. Mancuso finished in third place. Credit: AP / Giovanni Auletta

Lindsey Vonn to snowboarders: Steer clear on my mountain.

Julia Mancuso to Vonn: Speak for yourself.

A social-media tiff flared up Thursday between two of the world’s best-known skiers, even if the topic they’re arguing over may be a bit stale.

The back-and-forth between Vonn and Mancuso started after Vonn was prodded on “The Dan Patrick Show” to share her feelings about skiers sharing the mountain with snowboarders — a debate that barely registers now, more than a decade since the vast majority of American resorts began allowing snowboarding.

Said Vonn: “I’m trying to be politically correct here. I do like snowboarders but I think it’d be super-great if we could have a little separation.”

The debate then picked up on Twitter . Mancuso’s initial reply: “Lindsey does not represent all skiers. ... love my snowboard buddies!”

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