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Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Kicks off at Copper Mountain

12/13/2016

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Jan. 13, 2016) – The world’s most elite skiers and snowboarders are at Copper Mountain this week for the first stop of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix tour. Both snowboarders and freeskiers will compete in halfpipe and the snowboarders will also compete in big air.

With a ton of fresh snow falling at Copper Mountain over...

Prymak seventh in World Cup Skicross

12/13/2016

AROSA, Switzerland (Dec. 13, 2016) - Under the lights in Arosa, American Tania Prymak (Goshen, NY) skied to seventh in a FIS World Cup skicross event - the best finish ever by a U.S. woman.

Marielle Thompson of Canada won for the women with Swiss Romain Detraz taking the men’s competition.

The finish was another vital...

2017 U.S. Freeskiing Team Named

12/13/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 13, 2016) - Thirty-six skiers have been named to the 2017 U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle team, including 19 on the pro team and 17 on The North Face Rookie Team. The team is headlined by 2014 Olympic gold medalists David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) as well...

Toyota Named U.S. Grand Prix Title Sponsor

12/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Toyota have reached an agreement that makes Toyota title sponsor of the U.S. Grand Prix. Now in its 21st season, the U.S. Grand Prix is the longest running winter action sports tour featuring the best skiing and snowboarding athletes in the world.
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Kenworthy And Wells Team Up For Dew Tour Win

12/11/2016

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 11, 2016) – It was redemption for Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) at the Dew Tour on Sunday, when he joined forces with Atomic teammate Jossi Wells of New Zealand to take the win in the Team Challenge competition. Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) and teammate Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada took second place for Volkl,...

Hess Third at Copper Rev Tour Halfpipe

12/11/2016

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 10, 2016) – U.S. Freeskiing rookie halfpipe team member Hunter Hess (Bend, OR) was on the podium in third at the first stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain on Saturday.

Joining Hess on the podium were Benoit Valentin of France in first and Mike Riddle of Canada in second.

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Voisin Second In Dew Tour Slopestyle

12/10/2016

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 10, 2016) – U.S. Freeskiing pro slopestyle team member Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) had a great start to the 2017 season with a second-place finish at the Winter Dew Tour on Saturday.

Standing alongside Voisin on the podium were 14-year-old Kelly Sildaru of Estonia in first and Kaya Turski of Canada in third.

Rev Tour Comes Back to Copper Mountain

12/06/2016

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 6, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Revolution Tour kicks off Dec. 7 at Colorado’s Copper Mountain. The premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots and elite-level competition. At the first of four stops on the tour, Copper Mountain will...

Copper Revolution Tour Schedule Update

11/22/2016

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 22, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Copper Mountain Resort announced today that, due to unseasonably warm temperatures and delays in halfpipe construction, the Revolution Tour events scheduled to begin on Dec. 5...

First Wave of Winter X Games Invitees Announced

11/17/2016

X Games announced their first wave of invitees to the 2017 Winter X Games in both Aspen, Colorado and Oslo, Norway. 10 Americans were included in the list.

Christensen and Wise Talk Defending Titles at PyeongChang

11/17/2016

With the PyeongChang Olympics just 15 months out, Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV) and snowboarder Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) sat down with Team USA to talk about what life has been like since winning gold medals at Sochi and their goals for the...

USSA Announces 2016-17 Revolution Tour Schedule

11/01/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Revolution Tour has announced its schedule for the 2016-17 season. Veteran Rev Tour hosts Copper Mountain, CO, Mammoth Mountain, CA and Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA are all returning for the Tour’s 13th season along with first time resort partner...

Meet the Slopestyle Team’s Wax Tech

10/19/2016

Dave ‘Coombsy’ Coombs is an unsung hero of the Olympic movement, holding the role of serviceman for the U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle team.

WATCH: A TOP-...

Watch Gus Kenworthy Cook With Richard Blais

07/19/2016

As a part of Team USA’s web series Cooking With Team USA, Gus Kenworthy creates an open face chicken sandwich plated on his silver medal with celebrity chef Richard Blais.

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New Training Features Coming to Park City

07/11/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 11, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has launched the Project JUMP initiative to create a new training facility for snowboarders and freeskiers at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.

Project JUMP will include four jumps: one large and one medium with an artificial in-run to an airbag, and one...

Olympic Selection Kicks Off at 2016-17 U.S. Grand Prix

06/23/2016

PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix, the longest running winter action sports tour, has announced three stops for the 2016-17 season. Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA and will host the world’s best skiers and riders in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air, while skicross and snowboardcross athletes will return to the U.S...

Kenworthy Nominated for ESPY Award

06/22/2016

Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards after a stellar 2015-16 season. Kenworthy is nominated in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

MORE: Kenworthy Silver Again at 2016...

Why We Went To Mexico

06/20/2016

Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and...

FIS Confirms 30 U.S. World Cups for 2016-17

06/10/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) concluded its biannual FIS Congress with the announcement of the 2016-17 World Cup calendar, including 30 events in the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Placid and Deer Valley Resort will host...

U.S. Freeskiing 2016-17 Team Nominations

05/23/2016

U.S. Freeskiing has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 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. Freeskiing receives world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of Excellence, as well...

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