Snowboarding News

Looking Back on X Games 2015


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27. 2015)—It has not been very long since Winter X Games 2015 wrapped up, but the athletes have packed their bags—and medals—en route to the next destination, and Aspen, Colorado regained a sense of normalcy after the throngs of fans headed back to where they came from. In hindsight, X Games 2015 introduced a myriad of...

Tools to Overcome Game Time Stress


Just as it is important to be physically prepared to play youth sports it is equally important for youth athletes to be mentally prepared to handle the pressure. No one can predict exactly how a competition will play out, but you can arm your athlete with techniques to overcome pressure from the competition. Here are some methods for overcoming...

Jamie Anderson Wins Slopestyle Silver


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25, 2015)—On the last day of X Games 2015, the men and women snowboarders took to the slopestyle course for the finals. Warm temperatures, blue skies and perfect conditions were on tap for the competitors. In the end, Olympic champion Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) grabbed a silver, while Canada’s Mark McMorris and Silje...

Teen Chloe Kim Takes X Games Gold


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—The future is now in women’s superpipe. 14-year-old Chloe Kim (Carlsbad, CA) won gold in the Buttermilk halfpipe, becoming the youngest athlete to ever win X Games gold.

Second Medal for Kyle Mack


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 23, 2015) - On the final day of 2015 FIS Snowboard World Championships, Kyle Mack (Bloomington, MI) added a second bronze medal to his collection, this time for big air. Mack, who also earned bronze in slopestyle snowboarding, landed a frontside 1260 tail and backside 1260 Japan for a combined score of 163.50 behind...
2 U.S. Snowboardcross Medals at X Games


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 23. 2015)—It was a jam-packed day on the snowboardcross course at X Games. Beneath bluebird skies and in front of throngs of fans, the men’s and women’s snowboardcross fields raced on Friday afternoon in Aspen, Colorado. In the end, the U.S. Snowboard Team walked away with two medals—a gold in the women’s competition and a...

Danny Davis Wins Second Straight X Games Gold


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 22. 2015)—There was no lack of drama in the X Games men’s superpipe final on Thursday night in Aspen, Colorado with the defending X Games gold medalist pitted against a reigning Olympic gold medalist and a 15-time X Games champion. The result? Danny Davis (Truckee, CA) won his second straight superpipe gold medal at X Games in...

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.

Ryan Stassel Wins World Championships Slopestyle Title


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 21, 2015)—Olympian Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) dominated the slopestyle snowboarding field to take home his first ever FIS World Championship title, while teammate Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) earned bronze.

Snowboarding/Freeskiing Parent Webinar - Supporting Your Child in their Sport


Skiing and snowboarding are a big investment of time, energy and money for families. How can parents maximize their children's enjoyment and potential in skiing and snowboarding? How can they be sure their child is getting the best coaching, going to the right competitions, learning the right skills, using the right equipment and having fun all...

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 research in sports safety to advice...

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...

Fourth World Title for Jacobellis


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 16 2015)—Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) added a fourth World Championship title to her long list of snowboarding accolades and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) collected his second World Championships bronze medal in Kreischberg on Friday.

5 Americans Qualify for Snowboardcross Finals


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015)—Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, NH), Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI), Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA), Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, UT) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) all qualified into Friday’s snowboardcross FIS World Championships finals.

TAKE 5 with Elite Athletes


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 game is about more than just winning and should be fun.

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

World Championships Snowboarding Team Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9, 2015) – Olympians Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, VT), Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO), Ty Walker (Stowe, VT), and Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) lead a team of 23 riders representing the U.S. at the 2015 FIS World Snowboarding Championships in Kreischberg, Austria Jan.15-25. The 2015 World Championships will mark...

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.

TAKE 5 With U.S. Snowboarding’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. 

Historic Big Air Win for USA Teen


ISTANBUL, Turkey (Dec. 20, 2104) - In front of a packed house at Istanbul’s Technical University Stadium, U.S. Snowboarding’s Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) walked away with her first FIS World Cup win and became the first women ever to win an FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup....
2015 U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross Team Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 18, 2014) – Olympic medalists Alex Deibold (Manchester Center,VT), Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT), along with eight-time X Games gold medalist...