Freeskiing News

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.

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Kicks Off At Copper Mountain


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 26) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Copper Mountain, CO Dec. 1-6 to kick off the 2015 halfpipe season for both freeskiing and snowboarding. Copper Mountain and its 22-foot halfpipe have been a staple on the Grand Prix tour for the better part of two decades and this season will be...

Mt. Hood Meadows Joins 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour


Park City, UT (Nov. 24) – Mt. Hood Meadows will be joining a stacked resort roster as the fourth and final stop of the 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour. A leader in the Northwest halfpipe and park scene for decades, Mt. Hood Meadows is continuing its commitment to progressive riding by joining up with the U.S. Revolution Tour. Mt. Hood Meadows will...

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Olympic Champs Return to Sprint Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 19) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix has a long legacy of creating Olympic champions. This year many of them will return to compete on the 2014-15 tour, including 2014 Olympic champions Maddie Bowman, Joss Christensen, Kaitlyn Farrington, David Wise and Sage Kotsenburg. Over $400,000 in prize money will be awarded at the three...

Promoting Good Sportsmanship


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TAKE 5 with DJ Montigny


Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool


As a youth sport parent, it’s important to be properly educated when it comes to the risks associated with your child playing any sport. That’s a big part of what being a Positive Sport Parent is all about.

Concussion Considerations Google+ Hangout


Youth sports don’t involve the same dangerous blend of power, size and speed as professional sports. However, they still carry risks of physical injury. As a result, certain safety precautions should always be taken to ensure maximum safety during competition.

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TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Kyle Wilkens


Youth sports might not seem as dangerous as professional sports, but there are still physical risks involved.

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Protecting the Head: Concussion Management


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How to Encourage Your Youth Athlete


Youth athletes, like everyone else, need to be praised. Parents who support their youth athletes by regularly showing love and encouragement are helping them become better team players. Plus, children who are frequently encouraged are more optimistic, better able to handle criticism, more coachable and more likely to listen and respond without...

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World Cup Coming to Squaw Valley


OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (Sept.17, 2014) - The fast-paced excitement of skicross and snowboardcross will come to Squaw Valley March 4-8, 2015, with the resort hosting an Audi FIS Skicross World Cup and FIS Snowboard World Cup. This will be the first time the International Ski Federation has brought a World Cup event to Squaw Valley since the FIS...
TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Willie Borm


When watching your child play sports, it’s natural to get excited. But it’s also important to make sure you always act as a Positive Sport Parent – on game day and beyond.

Being a Positive Sport Parent means not only keeping your emotions in check on game day, but also always remaining supportive and respectful of your youth athlete – as...

Being a Positive Sport Parent


It is important to be supportive and respectful, not only of your child, but also of the others on the team and of the coaches. As a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports. 

It’s natural to get excited when watching your child compete but it is important to keep your emotions in check on the...