Freeskiing News

Americans Sweep Mammoth Halfpipe


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Dec. 17, 2016) – The American men swept the top four spots in the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe freeskiing event at Mammoth Mountain, which also served as the first U.S. Olympic team qualifier for the freeskiers. Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) won the event, followed by Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) in second, Taylor...

Delays at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2017) – The wind continues to howl at Mammoth Mountain, with the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe finals scheduled for Saturday, an Olympic qualifier. Current schedule is a 12:30 p.m. PT start with live streaming on

UPDATE: Halfpipe finals are canceled with qualifier results...

It’s About Having Fun


When you're a little kid in a mountain town, hucking air and dropping into steeps is just what you do. As a little ripper in Crested Butte, you didn't even need a terrain park - the mountain's natural terrain provided all of that. Crested Butte kids were as home dipping their tips into Headwall as they were walking to school in the tiny old...

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Concludes at Mammoth


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 29, 2017) – The 2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix tour concludes this week at one of the nation’s premier ski and snowboard resorts, Mammoth Mountain. The Grand Prix will serve as the first 2018 U.S. Olympic team qualifier for freeskiing slopestyle, freeskiing halfpipe and snowboarding slopestyle.

Voisin Fifth In X Games Slopestyle


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...

Stevenson Wins World Cup Slopestyle


SEISER ALM, Italy (Jan. 28, 2017) – American freeskiers grabbed huge podium finishes at the FIS World cup slopestyle event in Seiser Alm on Saturday. Colby Stevenson (Park City, UT) earned his first World Cup win and Caroline Claire (Willmington, VT) earned her first World Cup podium with a third-place finish.

Stevenson was the clear...

Brown Top American In X Games Big Air


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...

Williams Second in X Games Slopestyle


ASPEN, CO (Jan­. 28, 2017) – McRae Williams (Park City, UT) had an excellent showing at X Games on Saturday, earning a silver medal in slopestyle with stylish rail riding and a stomped, technical jump line.

Williams, who added another silver medal to the gold and silver he has from previous years, laid down a spectacular run that was...

Blunck Takes First X Games Gold


ASPEN, CO (Jan­. 27, 2017) – Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) earned his first X Games medal on Friday night and it was golden. Blunck topped a highly competitive field, while Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) earned her eighth overall X Games medal with a bronze-medal finish. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO)...

Prymak and Wallasch Lead U.S. In Skicross


SOLITUDE, UT (Jan. 20, 2017) – It was Canadian domination on the skicross course at Friday’s Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Solitude Mountain Resort. The Americans skied well though, and Tania Prymak (Goshen, NY) took a win in the small final, finishing fifth overall. Tyler Wallasch (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was the top finisher for the American men,...

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Comes to Solitude


SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT, UT (Jan. 17, 2017) – The world’s elite snowboardcross and skicross athletes will head to Solitude Mountain Resort this week for the second stop of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix tour. The Solitude Grand Prix snowboardcross also serves as a FIS World Cup and the skicross will serve as a NorAm Cup. Both races will be test...

Williams Wins World Cup Slopestyle


FONT ROMEU, France (Jan. 14, 2017) – McRae Williams (Park City, UT) scored his first World Cup win at the season’s opening slopestyle World Cup event in France today. The finals were canceled due to weather.

It was a great win for Williams, who finished second at last season’s Mammoth U.S. Grand Prix/FIS World Cup slopestyle event. As...

Claire Doubles Up Podium at Waterville Rev Tour


WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH (Jan. 10, 2016) – U.S. Freeskiing rookie slopestyle team member Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) hit the podium twice at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley this week, including a win on Monday. The second stop of the Rev Tour featured back-to-back slopestyle competitions; Claire was first on Monday and...

Rev Tour Heads East To Waterville Valley


WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH (Jan. 9, 2017) – The 2017 Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour heads to the East Coast this week, making its second stop at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. At the second of four stops on the tour, Waterville Valley will play host to two separate slopestyle competitions for both snowboard and freeski athletes.


Americans Podium at Toyota U.S. Grand Prix


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 17, 2016) – The Americans earned several spots on the halfpipe podium Saturday at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) was second and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) was third for the ladies, while Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) was third for the men.

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


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


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


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


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.
Kenworthy And Wells Team Up For Dew Tour Win


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,...