Freeskiing News

Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports


Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Final Mammoth Grand Prix Events Canceled


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 7, 2015) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding events scheduled for Feb. 7 at Mammoth Mountain, CA have been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Geopper (Lawrenceburg, IN)...

Bowman Wins Pipe at Mammoth Grand Prix


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 6, 2015) – Olympic champion Maddie Bowman’s solid run during halfpipe skiing qualifications at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix on Feb. 4th translated to a first place podium on Friday when the finals competition was canceled due to adverse weather. Teammate Devin Logan finished third. Strong winds once...

Mammoth Grand Prix Postponed


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 5, 2015) – Due to inclement weather in the Sierra Nevada mountains, women’s and men's halfpipe snowboarding and slopestyle skiing qualifications at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix have been postponed.

“Because of the high winds, we decided to postpone both events,” said event organizer Eric Webster. “We want to...

Seven U.S. Freeskiing Athletes in Grand Prix Finals


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – With a storm moving into the Sierras, seven U.S. Freeskiing team members made it through a tough halfpipe skiing qualification round at the Visa U.S. Grand Prix. Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and David Wise (Reno, NV) were the top American qualifiers, putting together some of their...

Rev Tour Heads to Mammoth


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – The next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders will descend upon Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park Feb. 9-13 for the third stop of the 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour. In addition to slopestyle and halfpipe, the Mammoth Mountain stop will host the first ever Revolution Tour big air contest for...

See Who Earned $2500 From Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce the 10 winners of the Winter Pledge season who each earned $2,500 by encouraging their supporters to take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship. 

The winners of the Winter Pledge season represent a wide range of youth sports – soccer,...

Mammoth Hosts its 10th Sprint U.S. Grand Prix


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 29, 2105)—The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour continues with its second stop at Mammoth Mountain, CA Feb. 4-7. Celebrating its 10th year of hosting Grand Prix events, Mammoth is poised and ready to host the highly anticipated continuation of the 2015 season.

Double Victory for Irving at Rev Tour


Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA (Jan. 28, 2014)—U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team rider Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) reigned supreme at the second stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour, winning both the men’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA. Carly Margulies (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took home top honors in the women’...

Looking Back on X Games 2015


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27. 2015)—It has not been very long since Winter X Games 2015 wrapped up, but the athletes have packed their bags—and medals—en route to the next destination, and Aspen, Colorado regained a sense of normalcy after the throngs of fans headed back to where they came from. In hindsight, X Games 2015 introduced a myriad of...

Tools to Overcome Game Time Stress


Just as it is important to be physically prepared to play youth sports it is equally important for youth athletes to be mentally prepared to handle the pressure. No one can predict exactly how a competition will play out, but you can arm your athlete with techniques to overcome pressure from the competition. Here are some methods for overcoming...

Ferreira Wins X Games Bronze in Hometown


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25. 2015)—X Games officially wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with ski superpipe. Fittingly, after four days of non-stop action, the final competition of the 2015 X Games lived up to the billing. With it all said and done, Canada’s Simon d’Artois won the superpipe gold in dramatic fashion, Kevin Rolland of France took silver, and...

X Games Three-Peat for Goepper


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—The bluebird skies of the previous three days at X Games turned to low-light, cloudy conditions on Saturday in Aspen, Colorado. The bad visibility made an already challenging ski slopestyle course more difficult for the men’s and women’s finals. In the end, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) won his third consecutive X...

Big Air Silver for Bobby Brown


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—10 skiers spun rapid-fire laps on an 84-foot booter erected at the bottom of Buttermilk Mountain on Saturday night in Aspen. In the end, Canada’s Vincent Gagnier won gold in ski big air, Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) took silver, and Switzerland’s Elias Ambühl won the bronze. 
The fans...
First World Title for Smaine


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 22, 2015) – Twenty-three-year-old Kyle Smaine (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) dominated Kreischberg’s halfpipe competition to earn his first World Championships title. Smaine led the competition from start to finish, earning the top spot in Wednesday’s qualifiers and putting down an unbeatable first run in Thursday night’s finals...

Maddie Bowman Wins X Games Again


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 21. 2015)—The first day of X Games 2015 is in the books, and the women’s superpipe gold medal is in familiar territory. In a field stocked full of eight world-class freeskiers from countries spanning the world, Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) stomped her first run through Buttermilk’s halfpipe to win another gold medal. Brita...

The X Games are Here


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 21. 2015)—The small town of Aspen, Colorado is buzzing in anticipation of Winter X Games starting. Since 2002, Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen has been home to X Games, and—like every year since then—all eyes in the snow sports world will be fixed squarely on the action taking place in the halfpipe and on the slopestyle course.

Wallace Nabs a World Champs Bronze


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan.21, 2015)—In a history-making FIS World Championship effort, 23-year-old Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) earned his first World Championship medal in slopestyle skiing —taking bronze.

Wishes for Youth Sports – Champion and Celebrate Sportsmanship


Each month, the team at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ tackles current issues in youth sports and seeks advice from youth sports experts to help you with these sometimes challenging topics.

We talk about issues ranging from how to handle tryouts, the latest...

Rev Tour Heads to Seven Springs


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 15, 2015) – The 2014-15 U.S. Revolution Tour continues at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania Jan. 26-30. The next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders will compete at “The Spot”— Seven Springs’ flagship terrain park—in the only Olympic-sized halfpipe on the East Coast for a chance to win a piece of...