Freeskiing News

Bowman Highlights X Games Oslo


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 25, 2016) – This weekend the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers will descend upon the site of the 1952 Winter Olympic Games for X Games Oslo. It is the first time in history an X Games event will be held in Norway and only the second time in history a second winter event has been added to the X Games schedule (X Games...

Voisin Second in South Korea Slopestyle


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...

YOG: Hall Takes Silver in Youth Olympics


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – The Americans continued their success at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, this time in freeskiing slopestyle, where Alex Hall (Park City, UT) scored a silver medal.  

Hall followed up his fourth place showing in halfpipe earlier in the week with a podium appearance in slopestyle, which is his...

Slopestyle Debuts In South Korea


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...

YOG: Solid Skicross Showing for USA


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 15, 2016) – The skicross event at the Winter Youth Olympic Games was contended on Monday. American Abigail Zagnoli (Kingfield, ME, Carrabassett Valley Academy) finished ninth for the ladies while Russell Malm (Mammoth Lakes, CA, Carrabassett Valley Academy) was 14th among the men.   

It was a sunny day in Norway...

YOG: USA Eighth in Team Event


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – The world’s top youth snowboardcross and skicross athletes teamed together at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday to compete in the team ski-snowboardcross competition. The American team of skiers Russell Malm (Mammoth Lakes, CA, 17, Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Abigail Zagnoli (Kingfield, ME, 17,...

Irving Golden at the Youth Olympics


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – The Americans continued their success at the Youth Olympic Games in freeskiing halfpipe, with Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO, U.S. Freeskiing/Winter Park Competition Center) scoring gold for the men and Paula Cooper (Vail, CO, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) taking home silver for the ladies.

Historic Night at Fenway Park


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,...

Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway


Two U.S. Freeskiing athletes have pulled out of today’s Polartec Big Air at Fenway to rest pre-existing minor injuries. According to U.S. Freeskiing Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) is recovering from a heel bruise while Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) is nursing a sore knee. Their spots cannot be...

Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off


Boston, MA (Feb. 8, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix will break new ground in 2016 when it presents the Polartec Big Air at Fenway, a scaffolding big air event situated in the center of one of America’s most iconic baseball venues: Boston’s Fenway Park. Never before has the U.S. Grand Prix featured a big air-only event, and never before has...

Bowman and Blunck Grab Grand Prix Wins


Park City, UT (February 5, 2016) – The U.S. swept both men’s and women’s halfpipe titles at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City on Friday, with Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) leading the way for the women and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) earning the top spot for the men. The victories also earned them each U.S. National...

Concerts and Films at Polartec Big Air at Fenway


Boston, MA (Feb. 5, 2016) – Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announce that musical acts American Authors, Bad Rabbits and DJ Master Millions will perform at Polartec Big Air at Fenway, an...

Bowman and Blunck Lead Halfpipe Qualifying


Park City, UT (Feb. 3, 2016) – The U.S. qualified seven total skiers to the finals of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City on Wednesday, with Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) leading the way with the top spot for the women while Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) was the top American for the men, qualifying in second.

Visa U.S. Grand Prix Continues at Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2016) – The second stop of the U.S. Grand Prix tour will be held at Park City, February 4-6, with the world’s top freeskiers and snowboarders competing in Park City Mountain’s world-class halfpipe.

The event will serve as the second World Cup of the year and points will also go towards and the Association of...

Kenworthy Silver Again at X Games


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 31, 2016) – Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) battled stormy conditions to double up his 2016 silver medal tally Sunday, leading the Americans in X Games Ski Slopestyle. Jossi Wells of New Zealand earned his first X Games gold and Oystein Braaten of Norway took bronze.  

Brown Takes Big Air Silver


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29, 2016) – American Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) scored a silver medal in X Games Big Air under challenging, snowy conditions Saturday night. It was Brown’s sixth X Games medal.

Brown was sandwiched by the Swiss, as Fabian Bosch—who was third in December’s 2015 Dew Tour Breckenridge—took the gold, and Elias Ambuhl...

Bowman Golden Again at X Games


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29, 2016) – Olympic champion Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) made it four gold-medal performances in a row at X Games Aspen when she topped the field Friday night in SuperPipe. Ayana Onozuka of Japan took silver and Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) earned the bronze.

Bowman used a new trick - the switch 900 to win gold -...

Voisin Fourth in X Games Slopestyle


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.

Gonzales and Hall Win Rev Tour Slopestyle


Mammoth Mountain, CA (Jan. 28, 2016) – The Revolution Tour continued this week with a stop at Mammoth Mountain, just on the heels of the U.S. Grand Prix. Americans Nadia Gonzales (Keystone, CO) and Alex Hall (Park City, UT) both took wins in Slopestyle, while Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (Park City, UT) and Jaxin Hoerter (Breckenridge, CO) were the top...

Kenworthy Takes Silver at X Games SuperPipe


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 28, 2016) – Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) led the Americans in the X Games SuperPipe Thursday night, earning a silver medal with what he called, “the best run I’ve ever done.” Kevin Rolland and Benoit Valentin, both of France, took gold and bronze respectively.