Freeskiing News

FIS Confirms 30 U.S. World Cups for 2016-17


CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) concluded its biannual FIS Congress with the announcement of the 2016-17 World Cup calendar, including 30 events in the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Placid and Deer Valley Resort will host...

U.S. Freeskiing 2016-17 Team Nominations


U.S. Freeskiing has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Freeskiing receives world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of Excellence, as well...

WATCH: Sammy Carlson’s Retrospect


U.S. Freeskiing alum Sammy Carlson, along with his sponsor Rockstar, are releasing a new three-part webisode series highlighting his video career with Teton Gravity Research and Poor Boyz productions.  

Watch episode one below.


White Wins NorAm Title


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (May 9, 2016) – Mara White (Tahoma, CA – Squaw Valley Ski Team) took home the win at April’s USASA Nationals, as well as the overall NorAm champion title of the 2015-16 season.

The NorAm title is determined by the cumulative points from all NorAm events during the season. This year, White finished on the podium at six...

Tom Wallisch Sets World Record Railslide


Many skiers hang up their gear when springtime emerges. But Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) took out the Guinness Book of World Records and set a goal—break the record for the world’s longest rail grind on skis.

The previous record was 241 feet; Wallisch and his crew build a 440-foot rail. In comparison, a football field is 360 feet long...

Adore Creative Produces USSA Brand Spots


PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has developed a strategic partnership with top sports advertising agency Adore Creative to produce branding spots for both the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Grand Prix, two of its most notable action sports brands. The USSA utilized its distribution network with NBC to carry...

Watch David Wise Break a World Record


WATLES, Italy (April 4, 2016) – At the Suzuki Nine Knights event in Watles, Italy, David Wise (Reno, NV) broke the world record for the highest air on a hip by 3 meters on Friday—soaring 14.2 (about 46.5 feet) meters above the deck.

“It was not a goal, but I decided to go as high as I possibly can, record or not,” said Wise. “To take...

Nine Americans Compete at Junior Worlds


VAL THORENS, France (March 24, 2016) – Nine Americans competed in skicross at the 2016 Junior World Championships on Thursday. The top women’s finisher from the USA was Leta McNatt (Ridgway, CO) in 18th and the top man was Nicolo Monforte (Olympic Valley, CA) in 25th.

Freeskiing/Freestyle Junior World Championships are held annually as...

Claire and Margulies Win Final Rev Tour Event


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 18, 2016) – The final stop of the Revolution Tour was a successful one for the American freeskiers, who took podiums in three of the four competitions including wins in women’s halfpipe and slopestyle. Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) won women’s slopestyle...

Kenworthy Wins European Freeski Open


LAAX, Switzerland (March 12, 2016) – Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the last major slopestyle event of the season, the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland. Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO) was on the podium for the women with a second-place finish.  

Seven Springs Hosting Final Rev Tour Stop


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 12, 2016) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour will take place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort this week; it will also serve as the FIS NorAm finals for the 2015-2016 season. 

Grand Prix Attracts Strongest U.S. TV Coverage


PARK CITY, UT (March 14, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U.S. Grand Prix, in its 20th season, reached 6.972 million U.S. television viewers over the three-stop tour. The Grand Prix culminated in spectacular fashion with the highest-rated winter...

Bowman Wins Tignes Halfpipe


TIGNES, France (March 10, 2016) – The U.S. scored three podium finishes at the final FIS World Cup halfpipe event of the season in Tignes, France. Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won the event for the women while Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) was second. Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) took second for the men. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) became...

Wise and Drew Lead U.S. Into Pipe Finals


TIGNES, France (March 9, 2016) – The U.S. will lead the pack into the final FIS Freeski World Cup halfpipe event of the season in Tignes, France Thursday. With 10 of the 16 overall finals spots nabbed by American athletes, the U.S. looks to finish the season strong. In coordination...

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...