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2014 Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Concludes in Sun Valley

02/27/2014

SUN VALLEY, ID (Feb. 27) - After events in Seven Springs and Mammoth Mountain, the 2014 Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour pulls into its last stop next week at Idaho’s iconic Sun Valley. Part classic ski town, part reinvented terrain park powerhouse, Sun Valley will play venue to men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for both...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap

02/23/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Bowman Golden in Olympic Debut

02/20/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) became the first-ever women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Thursday, taking gold in the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Bowman boosted to the top spot with her first run, and then extended her lead in a second round that saw Marie Martinod of France earn...

Teller 28th in Sochi Skicross

02/20/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) skied strong in a competitive heat Thursday but crashed during a pass attempt, finishing 28th in the skicross event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Team USA’s sole skicross athlete was edged out of his heat by Jean Frederic Chapuis and Jonathan Midol of France, who went on...

Sochi Studio: Nick Goepper

02/20/2014

Sochi Studio: Joss Christensen

02/19/2014

Wise First Olympic Halfpipe Champion

02/18/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – David Wise (Reno, NV) became the first-ever Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Tuesday night, winning gold at the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Heavy snow didn’t slow down Wise, as he put down an unbeatable run in the first round and scored a 92.00 ahead of silver winner Mike Riddle of...

U.S. Freeskiing Talks Sochi Halfpipe

02/17/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) – Athletes completed the final training for halfpipe skiing Monday despite fog at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The lack of sunshine helped to preserve the snow conditions, and top U.S. athletes commented on the vast improvement of the halfpipe in the last few days, anticipating an exciting Olympic debut for their...

Sochi Studio: Gus Kenworthy

02/17/2014

USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut

02/13/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with his good friends Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earning silver and...

Freeskiing Halfpipe and Slopestyle Wrap Up Rev. Tour Action

02/11/2014

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Feb. 11) – Freeskiing took center stage for the second half of the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort, and the high-flying competitors did not disappoint. Despite low visibility early on, Thursday’s halfpipe skiing event went big, with Jake Cummings (Vail, CO) and Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (Park...

Logan Lands Slopestyle Silver in Olympic Debut

02/11/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 11) – Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) made history Tuesday earning a silver medal in the thrilling debut of slopestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. A solid first run shot Logan into second behind Canadian Dara Howell, who went on to win the first-ever gold medal with her teammate Kim Lamarre taking...

Voisin Out for Slopestyle

02/07/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Team USA slopestyle skier Maggie Voisin suffered an injury to her right ankle after falling on a rail feature Friday. The injury will keep her out of Tuesday's Olympic slopestyle debut. Voisin, 15, a student at the USSA Team Academy, was one of the top qualifiers in the battle for spots on the debut Olympic...
Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour’s Second Stop Shifts to Mammoth

01/31/2014

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (Jan. 28) — The Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour has announced that the second stop on its three-stop tour will relocate from Boreal to Mammoth Mountain, California. The freeskiing and snowboarding event will still take place on Feb. 23-28 and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for both...

The North Face Honored For Freeskiing Campaign

01/29/2014

DENVER (Jan. 29) – The North Face, one of the most recognizable global outdoor brands, is being honored by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its work with the new Olympic sport of freeskiing. The North Face was named as the 2014 recipient of the Doc DesRoches Award for its integration of...

Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Kicks off at Seven Springs

01/28/2014

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (Jan. 28) - For the second year in a row, North America’s premier amateur snowboarders and freeskiers kick off the Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event will be the first of three on the Rev Tour this season and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle...

Goepper Back-to-Back X Games Gold

01/26/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 26) – Olympian Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) became the first man since 2004 to win back-to-back slopestyle skiing gold medals at X Games on Sunday, just two weeks from the sport's Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) took silver and Norway’s Andreas Håtveit bronze. Fifteen-year-old Olympian Maggie...

Wise and Bowman Land X Games Gold

01/24/2014

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24) – Olympians David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. It was Wise’s third-straight gold medal at X Games Aspen, while it...

Additional Freeskiing Athletes Set For Sochi

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – Five additional freeskiing athletes were nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to be a part of the Olympic debut of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. In addition, skicross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was nominated to the team, following his win in the final Olympic qualifying World Cup last week...

First Olympic Halfpipe and Slopestyle Athletes Announced

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Freeskiing took another historic step towards its Olympic debut as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 11 halfpipe and slopestyle skiing athletes Saturday night at the conclusion of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. The events will be contested for the first...

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