Freeskiing News

Hess Third at Copper Rev Tour Halfpipe


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 10, 2016) – U.S. Freeskiing rookie halfpipe team member Hunter Hess (Bend, OR) was on the podium in third at the first stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain on Saturday.

Joining Hess on the podium were Benoit Valentin of France in first and Mike Riddle of Canada in second.

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Voisin Second In Dew Tour Slopestyle


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 10, 2016) – U.S. Freeskiing pro slopestyle team member Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) had a great start to the 2017 season with a second-place finish at the Winter Dew Tour on Saturday.

Standing alongside Voisin on the podium were 14-year-old Kelly Sildaru of Estonia in first and Kaya Turski of Canada in third.

Rev Tour Comes Back to Copper Mountain


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 6, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Revolution Tour kicks off Dec. 7 at Colorado’s Copper Mountain. The premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots and elite-level competition. At the first of four stops on the tour, Copper Mountain will...

Copper Revolution Tour Schedule Update


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 22, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Copper Mountain Resort announced today that, due to unseasonably warm temperatures and delays in halfpipe construction, the Revolution Tour events scheduled to begin on Dec. 5...

First Wave of Winter X Games Invitees Announced


X Games announced their first wave of invitees to the 2017 Winter X Games in both Aspen, Colorado and Oslo, Norway. 10 Americans were included in the list.

Christensen and Wise Talk Defending Titles at PyeongChang


With the PyeongChang Olympics just 15 months out, Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV) and snowboarder Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) sat down with Team USA to talk about what life has been like since winning gold medals at Sochi and their goals for the...

USSA Announces 2016-17 Revolution Tour Schedule


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Revolution Tour has announced its schedule for the 2016-17 season. Veteran Rev Tour hosts Copper Mountain, CO, Mammoth Mountain, CA and Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA are all returning for the Tour’s 13th season along with first time resort partner...

Meet the Slopestyle Team’s Wax Tech


Dave ‘Coombsy’ Coombs is an unsung hero of the Olympic movement, holding the role of serviceman for the U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle team.


Watch Gus Kenworthy Cook With Richard Blais


As a part of Team USA’s web series Cooking With Team USA, Gus Kenworthy creates an open face chicken sandwich plated on his silver medal with celebrity chef Richard Blais.


New Training Features Coming to Park City


PARK CITY, UT (July 11, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has launched the Project JUMP initiative to create a new training facility for snowboarders and freeskiers at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.

Project JUMP will include four jumps: one large and one medium with an artificial in-run to an airbag, and one...

Olympic Selection Kicks Off at 2016-17 U.S. Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix, the longest running winter action sports tour, has announced three stops for the 2016-17 season. Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA and will host the world’s best skiers and riders in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air, while skicross and snowboardcross athletes will return to the U.S...

Kenworthy Nominated for ESPY Award


Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards after a stellar 2015-16 season. Kenworthy is nominated in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

MORE: Kenworthy Silver Again at 2016...

Why We Went To Mexico


Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and...

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...