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The North Face Unveils Official U.S. Freeskiing Uniforms

10/29/2013

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 29) – With just 100 days to go to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, The North Face unveiled the official 2014 U.S. Freeskiing competition uniforms to be worn by U.S. Freeskiing athletes when the sport makes its historic Olympic debut. An official partner of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and an...

2014 Pop-Tarts® U.S. Revolution Tour Set

10/22/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 22) – Over 1,400 skiers and snowboarders will take part in this season’s Pop-Tarts® U.S. Revolution Tour. The Rev Tour, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will feature stops in Seven Springs, PA, Boreal, CA and Sun Valley, ID. The steppingstone tour has helped launch the careers of some of the current stars of the sport who...

USSA Announces Fifth 2014 Olympic Selection Event for Freeskiing and Snowboarding

09/19/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 19) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced a unique partnership with Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, to sanction its Dec. 12-15 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge, CO as a USSA event. The event, along with the four-stop Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will determine the athletes to...

Goepper Sets Olympic Season Tone with Win

08/24/2013

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 25) - X Games champion Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) set the tone for the 2014 Olympic freeskiing season with a win in the Audi Quattro New Zealand Winter Games slopestyle on Sunday. Goepper took the win with an aggressive second run featuring an...

Redemption for Logan in Opener Win

08/16/2013

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 17) - U.S. Freeskiing athlete Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) returned to the site of her season-ending injury a year ago to pickup a win in the Audi FIS World Cup freeskiing opener in the Cardrona halfpipe. The USA took four of six podiums with Angeli VanLaanen (Salt Lake City) second in the women's halfpipe while...

Athlete Spotlight: Gus Kenworthy

08/14/2013

Gus Kenworthy has emerged as a double threat, mastering both slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines while maintaining a rapid ascent through the freeskiing ranks. Both his recent success and his childhood spent skiing the legendary steeps and backcountry of Telluride have put Kenworthy on the path to becoming one of the top all-around...

Athlete Spotlight: Emilia Wint

07/15/2013

Emilia Wint took women’s slopestyle by storm with a Revolution Tour win in late 2011. Her fearless slopestyle tricks, big air and rails earned her invites to Dew Tour Finals and Euro X, all within weeks of her top finishes at the Killington Dew Tour stop, the Aspen/Snowmass Open and the Mammoth Mountain VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced

06/10/2013

CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...

Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

05/20/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 20, 2013) – Top Olympic skiers and snowboarders will be heading to California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in the lead up to Sochi. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Mammoth Mountain as an Official Training Ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding, providing valuable spring and fall training camps...

Sochi Spots On Line in Grand Prix

05/13/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 13) – Tickets to Sochi will be on the line for snowboarding and the newest Olympic sport of freeskiing in America’s longest standing winter action sports tour, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S.

Kenworthy Keeps Overall Title at AFP Worlds

04/15/2013

WHISTLER, BC (April 15) – With a near-flawless first run, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday after taking second place in the big air comp on Sunday. The results earned him the AFP Overall World title for the third year in a row. Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the men...

Athlete Spotlight: Keri Herman

04/15/2013

Keri Herman grew up with a passion for competition. For the Minnesota native, that originally meant playing competitive ice hockey all the way through high school. After a move to the University of Denver, Herman shifted that passion into skiing and turned it into a career, taking the slopestyle scene by storm. In 2010,...

U.S. Freeskiing Wins Junior Worlds

04/04/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships last week, U.S. junior freeskiing and freestyle athletes won the overall medal count for the USA with nine medals. Topping the list was U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team and USSA Team Academy member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID), who took silver in slopestyle. The...

Micinski Silver at Jr. World Champs

03/31/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 31) - USSA TEAM Academy and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took slopestyle skiing silver at the FIS Junior World Champs on Sunday. Lisa Zimmerman of Germany won gold for the ladies. In the men’s junior slopestyle competition, Brent Whipple (Stateline, NV) also took home the silver medal. Norway’s Felix...

Leeds and Austin Sweep Jr Worlds Silver

03/28/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 28) – Freeskiers Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) and Zyre Austin (Glenwood Springs, CO) swept the men's and women's halfpipe silver medals Thursday at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Italy. Battling snowy conditions that made for challenging speeds the young athletes charged through the elements for the first...

Yater-Wallace 2nd and Wise 3rd

03/25/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 25) – At the conclusion of the FIS World Cup halfpipe season Monday, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt,CO) stood second and David Wise (Reno, NV) third in the halfpipe standings, yielding the globe to Canadian buddy/rival Mike Riddle. The men’s final was canceled due to fog, so officials used qualifier scores as the final...

Rookie Micinski Wins Slopestyle Final

03/23/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 23) - USSA TEAM Academy athlete and rookie team member Alexi Micinski (Meridian, ID) took her first career victory at the World Cup slopestyle final on Saturday. Julia Marino (Boulder, CO) took second while rookie team member Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) also took his career first victory in the men’s final. At the...

Yater-Wallace Gold in Tignes

03/22/2013

TIGNES, France (March 22) - In a repeat of X Games Tignes 2012, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) took the gold medal and left silver for David Wise (Reno, NV). Yater-Wallace’s smooth, versatile bag of tricks won out to Wise’s slightly less clean, but technical run. Women's halfpipe finals followed and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won...

Rookie Takes X Games Win

03/21/2013

TIGNES, France (March 21) – With sunny skis and a fresh course, talented up-and-comer McRae Williams (Salt Lake City) stomped his line and won gold at X Games Tignes on Thursday, claiming his first X Games medal in his first year competing in the big-league comps. Teammate Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) pulled it together in his third run and...

Freeskiing Junior Worlds Team Named

03/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy. Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi...

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