Freeskiing News

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.

What to Watch For at X Games


X Games put together a guide of the most important athletes, events and music to watch at Aspen this year. Included in the list are David Wise, who plans on dominating the SuperPipe, Maddie Bowman, who is coming back from an injury and recently grabbed fifth at the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth...

Mammoth Hosts Revolution Tour Jan. 26-29


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 25, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Revolution Tour continues with the second stop at Mammoth Mountain, California. The premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots competitions and the elite-level professional comps.

Christensen and Williams Go 1-2 at Grand Prix


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 24, 2016) – Olympic champion Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) topped the competitive slopestyle field at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Sunday with teammate McRae Williams (Park City, UT) taking second. Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) was the top finisher for the women in 10th.


Kenworthy Crowned U.S. Grand Prix Winner


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 23, 2016) – It was an American halfpipe podium sweep at the first stop of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain this week. Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the event, David Wise (Reno, CO) took second and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) rounded out the podium in third. Due to heavy snow, Saturday's...

Logan Second in U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 22, 2016) –  Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) skied her way to a second-place finish at the first stop of the 2016 Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Friday. It was Logan’s first competition since injuring her shoulder at the Breckenridge Dew Tour in December.

Ayana Onozuka of Japan took the...

USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfpipe Finals


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 21, 2016) – The first Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix of the 2016 season successfully kicked off at Mammoth Mountain Thursday, as the Americans qualified two women and six men to the halfpipe finals on Friday.

The ladies were up first and two previously injured American women scored two of the six available...

U.S. Grand Prix Kicks Off at Mammoth Mountain


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 19, 2016) – The first stop of the U.S. Grand Prix tour will be held at California’s Mammoth Mountain Jan. 21-24. Both snowboarders and freeskiers will compete in halfpipe and slopestyle.

With a fantastic start to the 2015-16 season, Mammoth has plenty of snow in their legendary Unbound terrain park and the 22-...

Prymak 12th in Watles Skicross


WATLES, Italy (January 16, 2016) – Tania Prymak (Goshen, NY) was the top American finisher in 12th in World Cup Skicross competition Saturday, matching the best World Cup finish ever for a U.S. woman.

“Being able to crack the top 15 on the World Cup level is a great accomplishment and moves me closer and closer to my career goals in...

Squaw Valley Cross Cup Canceled


OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (Jan. 13, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today the cancellation of the Audi FIS Skicross and FIS Snowboardcross World Cup events, scheduled to take place in Squaw Valley, CA March 11-13, 2016.

While Squaw has received nearly 18 feet of snow this season, this year’s event was taken off...

Six Freeskiers Nominated to Youth Olympic Games


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 6, 2016) - Six young Americans have been nominated to the freeskiing team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21. The International Olympic Committee’s Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to not only compete, but also participate in a Learn...

Top 7 Moments of 2015


It was highly memorable year for U.S. Freeskiing. New tricks, podium-topping performances and moments of personal triumph combined to make 2015 a year for the record books. Check out the top moments of 2015.


Kenworthy Wins Dew Tour Again


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13, 2015) – Defending Dew Tour champion Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) made it two in a row when he won Sunday’s slopestyle competition at Breckenridge. Under sunny skies, the course was fast and fun, allowing for what was one of the better men’s ski slopestyle finals ever contested.