Snowboarding News

Men Strong in Big Air Qualis


ALPENSIA, South Korea (Nov. 25, 2016) - Three American men soared into the finals as the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour visited the Olympic big air jump in Alpensia. Chris Corning (Aspen, CO), Ryan Stassel (Anchorage) and Red Gerard (Silverthorne, CO) all made it through Thursday's qualifiers and into Friday's big air finals. Women will qualify...

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 Invites Released


X Games announced their first wave of invitees to the 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. 14 Americans were included in the list.

The U.S. team is full of previous X Games medalists, including Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) and Kelly Clark (La Palma, CA) who took gold and silver last season in the Aspen SuperPipe. Arielle Gold (Steamboat...

Anderson Talks Defending her Title at PyeongChang


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

Langland Second in World Cup Big Air Opener


MILAN, Italy (Nov. 11, 2016) - Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) kicked off her 2016-17 FIS Snowboard World Cup season in fine style with a second-place finish at the big air event in Milan, Italy in front of an impressive crowd.

“It was a little scary,” said Langland, after competing in her first scaffolding big air event. “I was...

Competition Season Kicks Off in Milan


MILAN, Italy (Nov. 10, 2016) – The season kicks off Saturday with a snowboarding big air in Milan, Italy—the first of three city events held throughout the season.

60 athletes—40 men and 20 women—are competing on the ramp that has been built across from Expo Milan’s famous Tree of Life. Milan begins the first FIS Super Series, with other...

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...

Kim Amongst TIME's 30 Most Influential Teens


Listed alongside President Obama’s daughters, an actor from Stranger Things and three Rio Olympic champions, TIME included Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) in their annual list of 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016.

Named because of her X Games medals, storied back...

Red Gerard Rides an Empty Aspen Park


After contest season wrapped, Red Gerard rode Aspen Snowmass like a private resort with his best friends—including U.S. Snowboarding riders Toby Miller, Brock Crouch, Judd Henkes, Chandler Hunt, Lyon Farrell. Fresh pow and no public made for a pretty...

Crouch Surfs to Spot in ISA Junior Worlds


Last winter, Brock Crouch (Mammoth Mountain, CA) burst on to the international snowboarding scene with a World Cup win at the Olympic test event in PyeongChang, South Korea. But Crouch is trading his snowboard for a surfboard next week to compete at the 2016 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships in Azores,...

Chloe Kim’s Stellar 2015-16 Season


Chloe Kim has been making a big splash in the snowboarding community, and the rest of the sport world is taking notice. Her sponsor Monster Energy takes a look at her 18 podiums and her rise to the top.


Clark Recovers From Surgery


Kelly Clark is a busy legend. Not only is she the winningest snowboarder of all time, but she runs a successful nonprofit and conducts product research and development for Burton in her spare time. Currently, she’s in recovery after surgery two months ago, but she’s still going strong.


Anderson Wins ESPY Award


LOS ANGELES, CA (July 14, 2016) – Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) took home an ESPY Award Wednesday night for Best Female Action Sports Athlete.

This season, Anderson boasted a win at the Burton US Open in Slopestyle, a silver medal at the X Games slopestyle and a win at the Olympic test event in PyeongChang, Korea. Add to that her...

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...

Kim and Anderson Nominated for ESPYS


U.S. Snowboarding stars Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) and Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) have received nominations for the 2016 ESPY Awards after stellar 2015-16 seasons. Both Anderson and Kim are nominated in the Best Female Action Sports Athlete category, while Kim is also nominated in the Best Breakthrough Athlete category.

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...

Kim and Anderson Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards


Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

How Chloe Kim is Changing Snowboarding


Even though summer is beginning, Chloe Kim is still making waves. NBC explored the life of the the 16 year old—from her upbringing and current life as a teenager, to her on-point style and Olympic gold...