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Ferreira Wins Winter Games NZ Halfpipe

09/01/2017

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Sept. 1, 2017) – Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) walked away from the first halfpipe competition of the season with a win at Winter Games NZ on Friday.

After qualifiers were delayed Thursday due to low visibility, the scheduled was switched up on Friday with the men competing in qualifying heats and the women going...

Goepper and Voisin Fourth in Winter Games NZ

08/29/2017

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 28, 2017) – Over the weekend, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) and Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.) walked away from the first FIS World Cup slopestyle of the season with solid fourth place finishes. James Woods of Great Britain took the win for the men and Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won for the women.

Kenworthy Featured in The Body Issue

07/05/2017

Released today, Gus Kenworthy was featured skiing at Mammoth Mountain in ESPN’s ninth annual Body Issue along with other sport celebrities including Julian Edelman, Isaiah Thomas and Caroline Wozniacki.

Olympic Champ Joss Christensen Injured

06/01/2017

Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen injured himself three weeks ago while training at Mammoth Mountain--tearing his ACL and meniscus and spraining his MCL--and assumed his fight to defend his Olympic title was over. But after a successful knee surgery, he has the 2018 Olympic Games firmly in his sight.

Joss Throws Down in Mammoth

05/31/2017

Earlier this season, gold medalist Joss Christensen put it down in Snowboarder Magazine's Superpark event at Mammoth Mountain’s park.

2017-18 U.S. Freeski Team Nominations

05/09/2017

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced its U.S. Freeski Team halfpipe and slopestyle nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Freeski Team receives world class program support, along...

Junior Skiers Win Marc Hodler Trophy

04/17/2017

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 7, 2017) — The FIS Junior World Ski Championships culminated Friday with skicross, where Mazie Hayden (Pittsfield, VT) was the top finisher for the American women, finishing 11th and Erik Sparkowski (Simsbury, CT) was best for the men in 13th. American skiers also were awarded the Marc Hodler trophy, having earned the...

Claire and Stevenson Podium at Junior Worlds

04/06/2017

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 6, 2017) — U.S. junior freeskiers earned bronze medals in both the men’s and women’s FIS Freestyle Ski Junior World Championships slopestyle on Thursday, with Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) on the podium for the women and...

Schuiling and Irving Second In Junior Worlds Halfpipe

03/26/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Mar. 26, 2017) — U.S. junior freeskiers earned a pair of silver medals in halfpipe on Sunday at the FIS Junior World Championships. Svea Irving (Winter Park, CO) was second for the ladies and Sammy Schuiling (Steamboat Springs, CO) took second for the men.

It was a huge result for Schuiling, marking his first...

Toyota Supports U.S. Freeskiing

03/23/2017

The journey to any Olympic Games isn’t easy. That’s why U.S. athletes require the support — technology, knowledge and innovation — from partners like Toyota. Sports Illustrated featured Toyota's new video highlighting their partnership with teams like...

18 Named to Freeskiing Junior Worlds Team

03/23/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Mar. 23, 2017) – U.S. Freeskiing will send a strong team of athletes to compete at the 2017 FIS Junior World Championships, with halfpipe competition to take place in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, March 25-26 and slopestyle and skicross competition taking place at Valmalenco, Italy April 6-7.

USSA Statement on FIS World Championships

03/20/2017

Following is a statement from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association relative to comments and actions with slopestyle skiing athletes competing this past weekend in the FIS World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. 
 
Williams and Kenworthy Go 1-2 at World Champs

03/19/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (Mar. 19, 2017) — American skiers took the top two spots in the men’s slopestyle competition at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada on Sunday with McRae Williams (Park City, UT) winning gold and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) silver.

After a few bad weather days with high winds and...

Blunck Golden at World Championships Halfpipe

03/19/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 18, 2017) — Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) capped off a huge season with a halfpipe victory at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain on Saturday night. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) also earned a halfpipe medal, earning bronze for the ladies.

“I could not be more stoked,” Blunck...

Voisin Soars To X Games Bronze

03/11/2017

HAFJELL, Norway (March 11, 2017) – Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) earned big air bronze at X Games Norway on Saturday, becoming the first American female skier ever to medal in big air at X Games.

Voisin claimed the third X Games medal of the week for the American skiers, stomping a left rodeo 900 Japan to earn her way to the podium. She...

Goepper Grabs X Games Slopestyle Silver

03/09/2017

HAFJELL, Norway (March 9, 2017) – Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earned a silver medal in men’s slopestyle at X Games Norway on Thursday, while his U.S. Freeskiing teammate Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) earned bronze for the ladies.

Goepper, who won three consecutive X Games Aspen titles from 2013-15, skied well on the challenging course...

Claire Sweeps Rev Tour Slopestyle

03/09/2017

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 7-8 2017) – Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) swept the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour slopestyle events at Seven Springs this week, topping both podiums. The overall Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour champions were also crowned, with Claire winning for the women and Ryan Stevenson (Washington, NJ) for the men.

Cal Carson...

Ferreira and Seaton Go 1-2 at Final World Cup

03/07/2017

TIGNES, France (March 7, 2017) – The American skiers had an excellent showing at the final FIS World Cup halfpipe of the season on Tuesday, with Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) grabbing the top spot and Taylor Seaton (Avon, CO) taking second for the men.

It was Ferreira’s first major podium of the year, and it was a big one—he topped Seaton by...

U.S. Freeskiing Announces World Champs Team

03/07/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (Mar. 6, 2017) – A team of 19 freeskiers will headline U.S. Freeskiing at the 2017 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, March 6-19. The U.S. skiers will compete in halfpipe, slopestyle and skicross.

Williams Wins World Cup Slopestyle Title

03/03/2017

SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (March 3, 2017) – McRae Williams (Park City, UT) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) scored podium finishes at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season, with second and third-place finishes respectively. Williams also earned the overall championship with the result, earning the FIS Crystal Globe for...

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