Freeskiing News

Voisin Podiums in Silvaplana


SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (March 4, 2016) – Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) earned her second FIS World Cup podium Friday when she finished third at the final slopestyle event of the 2016 season in Silvaplana.

Americans Sweep Rev Tour Slopestyle Podium


WINTER PARK, CO (March 2, 2016) – The Revolution Tour continued this week with a stop at Winter Park Resort, where some of the world’s best up-and-coming freeskiers competed in back-to-back slopestyle contests. Americans Nadia Gonzales (Keystone, CO) and Caroline Claire (Willmington, VT) each picked up a win for the women, while Aaron Milligan...

Yater-Wallace Leads American Sweep at X Games


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 28, 2016) – It was an American sweep for the men at X Games Oslo Sunday night with Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) making a triumphant return to the top of the X Games halfpipe podium, followed by good friend Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) in the silver-medal position and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) in bronze. Maddie Bowman (...

Prymak Breaks Records in Korea


BOKWANG, Korea (Feb. 28, 2016) – Tania Prymak (Goshen, NY) finished 10th at the Bokwang stop of the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup tour, the official Olympic test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.

It was a career-best World Cup finish for 23-year-old Prymak. It was also the best finish a U.S. woman has ever had in a skicross...

X Games Bronze for Kenworthy


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 27, 2016) – American skier Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) scored a bronze medal in a highly competitive men’s big air competition at X Games Oslo on Saturday. Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) took eighth for the men and Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) finished fifth at the inaugural X Games women’s ski big air.

Winter Park Hosts Revolution Tour March 1-5


WINTER PARK, CO (Feb. 29, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Revolution Tour continues with the third stop at Colorado’s Winter Park Resort. As the premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots competitions and the elite-level professional comps. At the third of four...

Bowman Highlights X Games Oslo


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 25, 2016) – This weekend the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers will descend upon the site of the 1952 Winter Olympic Games for X Games Oslo. It is the first time in history an X Games event will be held in Norway and only the second time in history a second winter event has been added to the X Games schedule (X Games...

Voisin Second in South Korea Slopestyle


BOKWANG, South Korea (Feb. 20, 2016) – The official Olympic freeskiing slopestyle test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games went off smoothly Saturday, where Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) grabbed her first World Cup podium finish with a second-place performance. McRae Williams (Park City, UT) finished seventh for the men and Noah Wallace...

YOG: Hall Takes Silver in Youth Olympics


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – The Americans continued their success at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, this time in freeskiing slopestyle, where Alex Hall (Park City, UT) scored a silver medal.  

Hall followed up his fourth place showing in halfpipe earlier in the week with a podium appearance in slopestyle, which is his...

Slopestyle Debuts In South Korea


BOKWANG, South Korea (Feb. 18, 2016) – The official Olympic freeskiing test event will take place at the venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics this weekend, with the first FIS World Cup slopestyle event ever held in South Korea.

Bokwang Phoenix Park features a three-jump and three-rail slopestyle course, purposely built for the 2018...

YOG: Solid Skicross Showing for USA


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 15, 2016) – The skicross event at the Winter Youth Olympic Games was contended on Monday. American Abigail Zagnoli (Kingfield, ME, Carrabassett Valley Academy) finished ninth for the ladies while Russell Malm (Mammoth Lakes, CA, Carrabassett Valley Academy) was 14th among the men.   

It was a sunny day in Norway...

YOG: USA Eighth in Team Event


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – The world’s top youth snowboardcross and skicross athletes teamed together at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday to compete in the team ski-snowboardcross competition. The American team of skiers Russell Malm (Mammoth Lakes, CA, 17, Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Abigail Zagnoli (Kingfield, ME, 17,...

Irving Golden at the Youth Olympics


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – The Americans continued their success at the Youth Olympic Games in freeskiing halfpipe, with Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO, U.S. Freeskiing/Winter Park Competition Center) scoring gold for the men and Paula Cooper (Vail, CO, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) taking home silver for the ladies.

Historic Night at Fenway Park


BOSTON, MA (Feb. 12, 2016) – It was a night to go down in ski history as the world’s best freeskiers threw down on a 140-foot-tall scaffolding jump at the Polartec Big Air at Fenway on Friday night. An enormous crowd gathered under the lights of Fenway Park and Americans McRae Williams (Park City, UT) finished just off the podium in fourth,...

Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway


Two U.S. Freeskiing athletes have pulled out of today’s Polartec Big Air at Fenway to rest pre-existing minor injuries. According to U.S. Freeskiing Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) is recovering from a heel bruise while Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) is nursing a sore knee. Their spots cannot be...

Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off


Boston, MA (Feb. 8, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix will break new ground in 2016 when it presents the Polartec Big Air at Fenway, a scaffolding big air event situated in the center of one of America’s most iconic baseball venues: Boston’s Fenway Park. Never before has the U.S. Grand Prix featured a big air-only event, and never before has...

Bowman and Blunck Grab Grand Prix Wins


Park City, UT (February 5, 2016) – The U.S. swept both men’s and women’s halfpipe titles at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City on Friday, with Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) leading the way for the women and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) earning the top spot for the men. The victories also earned them each U.S. National...

Concerts and Films at Polartec Big Air at Fenway


Boston, MA (Feb. 5, 2016) – Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announce that musical acts American Authors, Bad Rabbits and DJ Master Millions will perform at Polartec Big Air at Fenway, an...

Bowman and Blunck Lead Halfpipe Qualifying


Park City, UT (Feb. 3, 2016) – The U.S. qualified seven total skiers to the finals of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City on Wednesday, with Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) leading the way with the top spot for the women while Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) was the top American for the men, qualifying in second.

Visa U.S. Grand Prix Continues at Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2016) – The second stop of the U.S. Grand Prix tour will be held at Park City, February 4-6, with the world’s top freeskiers and snowboarders competing in Park City Mountain’s world-class halfpipe.

The event will serve as the second World Cup of the year and points will also go towards and the Association of...