Freeskiing News

Big Air Silver for Bobby Brown


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—10 skiers spun rapid-fire laps on an 84-foot booter erected at the bottom of Buttermilk Mountain on Saturday night in Aspen. In the end, Canada’s Vincent Gagnier won gold in ski big air, Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) took silver, and Switzerland’s Elias Ambühl won the bronze. 
The fans...
First World Title for Smaine


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 22, 2015) – Twenty-three-year-old Kyle Smaine (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) dominated Kreischberg’s halfpipe competition to earn his first World Championships title. Smaine led the competition from start to finish, earning the top spot in Wednesday’s qualifiers and putting down an unbeatable first run in Thursday night’s finals...

Maddie Bowman Wins X Games Again


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 21. 2015)—The first day of X Games 2015 is in the books, and the women’s superpipe gold medal is in familiar territory. In a field stocked full of eight world-class freeskiers from countries spanning the world, Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) stomped her first run through Buttermilk’s halfpipe to win another gold medal. Brita...

The X Games are Here


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 21. 2015)—The small town of Aspen, Colorado is buzzing in anticipation of Winter X Games starting. Since 2002, Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen has been home to X Games, and—like every year since then—all eyes in the snow sports world will be fixed squarely on the action taking place in the halfpipe and on the slopestyle course.

Wallace Nabs a World Champs Bronze


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan.21, 2015)—In a history-making FIS World Championship effort, 23-year-old Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) earned his first World Championship medal in slopestyle skiing —taking bronze.

Wishes for Youth Sports – Champion and Celebrate Sportsmanship


Each month, the team at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ tackles current issues in youth sports and seeks advice from youth sports experts to help you with these sometimes challenging topics.

We talk about issues ranging from how to handle tryouts, the latest...

Rev Tour Heads to Seven Springs


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 15, 2015) – The 2014-15 U.S. Revolution Tour continues at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania Jan. 26-30. The next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders will compete at “The Spot”— Seven Springs’ flagship terrain park—in the only Olympic-sized halfpipe on the East Coast for a chance to win a piece of...

U.S. Freeskiing FIS World Championships Team Annoucement


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 8, 2015) – Wing Tai Barrymore (Sun Valley, ID) and Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) will lead a team of 16 top freeskiers at the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, Jan.15-25. The Championships include events in freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding—with freeskiing halfpipe, slopestyle and ski cross events...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Angeli VanLaanen


At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage parents to help youth athletes deal with the pressures and stresses that accompany youth sports. That starts with reminding them that the sport is about more than just winning and should be fun.

There are many ways to support youth athletes and...

Fueling for Game Day: Plan it Out


You wouldn’t drive a car down the highway with the gas tank on “LOW”.  Likewise, your body and brain can’t function optimally without the proper fuel.

Please see some helpful tips from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ below for what to eat before, during or after a competition. ...

Rev Tour Kicks Off at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 19, 2014) - The U.S. Revolution Tour kicked off at Copper Mountain with Kyle Smaine (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Olympian Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) winning the halfpipe competition, and Tim Ryan (Waterville Valley, NH) and Norwegian rider Johanne Killi taking home top honors in slopestyle.

TAKE 5 With U.S. Freeskiing’s Allen Tran


Elite athletes know how to deliver elite performances. And they know that the best way to fuel elite performances is to make great nutrition choices. But fueling elite performances shouldn’t be limited to our elite athletes. 

Earn $2500 for Your Club


It’s not too late to sign up your organization for the Winter season of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge

This is a great opportunity to recruit your family, friends, coworkers and community to help you earn $2,500 all while promoting good sportsmanship. 

$2,500 can go a long...

Olympic Medalist Kenworthy Takes Dew Tour


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 14, 2014) - Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) took home his first slopestyle Dew Tour title and fellow Olympic medalist, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) finished third on the final day of the 10th annual Dew Tour in Breckenridge. Kenworthy posted the two highest scores of the day and landed two solid...
Torin Takes Out Olympic Champ


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13, 2014)- Under a setting sun at the 10th annual Dew Tour, Torin Yater-Wallace and David Wise would put down some of the best halfpipe runs of their freeskiing careers to take the top two spots on the podium in men’s halfpipe - Wallace in first and Wise in second. 
Bowman Returns With Dew Tour Win


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 12, 2014) – Olympic Champion Maddie Bowman came back to the contest season swinging, earning her second consecutive Dew Tour win and sharing the podium with fellow U.S. Freeskiing teammate and Olympian Annalisa Drew. Bowman, who is coming back from a knee injury, picked up right where she left off last season, riding...

Fuel Your Performance


Every day, I have the pleasure of working with some of our greatest athletes, helping them fuel up to be the best in the world and represent the United States in the Olympic Games.  These elite athletes use great nutrition choices to help fuel their performance.  But fueling your performance shouldn’t be limited to elite athletes.  Nutrition is...

Three U.S. Freeskiing Athletes Podium at Grand Prix


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 5) – A heated early season battle went down today at the first stop of the Sprint U.S Grand Prix tour and opening FIS Freestyle World Cup event of the season in Copper Mountain, CO with Olympic Champion David Wise and New Zealander Janina Kuzma taking home top honors. The brand new three run, best run counts format...

2015 U.S. Freeskiing Team Announced


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 4) – The 2015 U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle teams, led by Olympic champions David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), were announced Thursday at the opening Sprint Grand Prix in Copper. This year’s team features a hard hitting roster of decorated Olympic...

USA Strong in Copper Grand Prix Qualis


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 3) - The best freeskiers in the world dropped into Copper Mountain's perfect 22-foot halfpipe today to kick off the 2014-15 season at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.