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 threw the trick twice, scoring a 40 each time for a combined score of 80.
Devin Logan (West Dover, VT), who earned bronze in slopestyle Thursday night, finished seventh in big air. Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won gold, earning the first perfect score ever awarded to a woman at X Games with a switch left double 1080. Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru took silver.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 5, 2017) – Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) scored her first major win at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Sunday, topping the slopestyle podium for the women in the first qualifying event for the 2018 Olympics.
Voisin, who started her season with a second-place podium finish at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, was thrilled to take her first major win. “Oh my gosh, I’m just so grateful that the weather was able to hold out for the ladies today and happy to put it down,” she said after the win. “Hopefully I can keep the momentum rolling throughout the season—I’m just super, super grateful.”
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29, 2017) – The slopestyle ladies wrapped up X Games Aspen 2017 on Sunday; Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) finished fifth and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) was seventh.
Voisin, who also was seventh in big air on Saturday night, had a solid showing in Slopestyle on Sunday. Her run included a leftside 900 tailgrab. It was Voisin’s fourth X Games appearance – she earned slopestyle silver at her first appearance in 2014.
The only female triple threat (halfpipe, slopestyle, big air) at X Games in 2017, Logan couldn’t put down a clean run in Slopestyle on Sunday. Her run did feature a very cool rodeo 720 safety off the quarterpipe on the second jump. Logan owns a silver medal from slopestyle in 2012.
Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won gold, making it two in a row after winning at her rookie appearance in 2016. Tess LeDeaux of France earned silver and Johanne Killi of Norway took the bronze.
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 28, 2017) – European skiers dominated the X Games big air events on Saturday night; Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) had the best finish for the Americans, finishing just outside the medals in fourth.
In the two-scores-count format, Brown put down a left triple cork 1620 mute and a left triple cork 1440 high mute. British skier James Woods won gold in a tiebreaker over Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut and Kai Mahler of Switzerland took bronze.
Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) were the top American finishers for the ladies, taking fifth and sixth respectively. German skier Lisa Zimmermann won gold, Kelly Sildaru of Estonia took silver and Giulia Tanno of Switzerland earned bronze.
Up next for U.S. Freeskiing at X Games is women’s slopestyle on Sunday morning.
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.
The Dew Tour competition format was completely reinvented for 2016. Slopestyle athletes competed in two separate contests - a big air event on Friday, which combined the best two scores of four, and a rail section on Saturday, which took the best score of three. The scores were then combined to determine the overall winner, the greatest possible score being a 200. Though there was apprehension going into the event, riders seemed to enjoy the format, saying that it gave them a chance to focus on individual obstacles vs. an overall slopestyle run.
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.
For Voisin, the podium in Silvaplana comes just two weeks after her first World Cup podium at the Olympic test event in PyeongChang, Korea, where she placed second. The 17-year-old put down a great run that included back-to-back 900s. “So happy to end my (competition) season on the podium!” Voisin said in an Instagram post. “Huge congrats to all the ladies…looking forward to some spring skiing!”
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 (Spokane, WA) was 10th.
Voisin, a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic slopestyle team at just 15 year of age, struggled with injuries throughout the 2014 and 2015 seasons. She returned to competition in 2016 and has been scoring solid results, including fourth place in slopestyle at X Games Aspen and fifth in big air at the Polartec Big Air at Fenway. The second-place finish in PyeongChang marks her best World Cup finish to date.
“I haven’t been on a podium due to injuries for two years now,” Voisin said of her first World Cup podium. “Adding on that it’s the Olympic test event it’s huge, I’m super excited.”
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 Winter Olympics. The course was designed and created by German course builders Schneestern, famous for their terrain parks at Montafon, the Stubai Glacier and various other locations across Europe.
Olympic freeskiing hopefuls will spend valuable time familiarizing themselves with the slopestyle course that will be featured at the 23rd edition of the Olympic Winter Games as they also work towards the overall World Cup Crystal Globe award.
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, while for the women Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) skied to fifth and sixth place respectively.
It was a groundbreaking event for the U.S. Grand Prix and FIS Freestyle World Cup – never before has the U.S. Grand Prix featured a big air-only event, and never before has skiing been presented in such a historic American venue.
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29, 2016) – Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) finished just off the podium in fourth in the X Games slopestyle Friday. It was a highly competitive field and an excellent showing for 17-year-old Voisin. Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won gold, while Tiril Sjastad Christiansen earned silver and Johanne Killi of Norway bronze.
It was Voisin’s second X Games appearance - she earned the silver medal in slopestyle in 2014, which made her the youngest skier ever to earn an X Games medal. Fourth was a sweet finish for Voisin, who has worked hard to return to competition form after she suffered back-to-back injuries in 2014.
“It’s my first event back in over a year, so I’m happy with how I skied,” she said. “Going into this event I hadn’t really done a lot of my tricks. Within a couple of days I relearned everything and I have to be super happy.”