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Baumgartner Third at World Cup Opener


MONTAFON, Austria (Dec. 7) – Nick Baumgartner battled his way through flat light and tough competition to take third at the FIS World Cup opener in Montafon. Taking advantage of the hole shots and strong riding allowed for Baumgartner to consistently stay amongst the leaders...

Grand Prix Moves to February


PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 7) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced a postponement today of its scheduled Dec. 21-22 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City. The event includes International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cups for both halfpipe skiing and snowboarding events featuring top Olympic contenders. FIS and USSA have postponed the...

Athlete Spotlight: Kelly Clark


Kelly Clark is a halfpipe snowboarding legend: her Olympic record—gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010—alone stakes her place in her sport. In 2011, however, the Vermont native broke her own record, landing the first-ever 1080 in women's competition at Winter X Games 15. In 2012, Clark won 16 straight events in a row including Aspen and Euro X Games...

Top Snowboardcross Athletes Take New Zealand


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 14) – U.S. Snowboarding’s top snowboardcross athletes, including double Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME), seven-time X Games gold medalist Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, ID) and...

U.S. Snowboarding Mourns Pioneer Tom Sims



Top Resorts Host Sprint U.S. Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 31) – Strong international snowboarding and freeskiing fields are expected for the 2013 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in a schedule announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association this week. The Grand Prix enters its impressive 17th season with dual FIS World Cup status for halfpipe snowboarding as well as the newly added...

Nate Holland Boards for Breast Cancer


Biking 28 miles – easy. Running 28 miles – hard. Skateboarding 28 miles – awesome! Six-time X Games medalist, Nate Holland hopped on his skateboard and went for a 28 mile cruse for Breast Cancer earlier this month.

Clark Wins First Olympic Qualifier


WANAKA, New Zealand (Aug. 26) – Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) opened the 2014 Olympic Winter Games qualifying period for snowboarding with victory at the FIS World Cup halfpipe Sunday in Cardrona, New Zealand. Clark, who won double gold at the 2012 X Games, has...

Clark Takes Pipe Win at Burton High Fives



WANAKA, New Zealand (Aug. 18) – Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) started her season off on top of the podium at the Burton High Fives, the first halfpipe competition of the season. Kaitlyn Farrington (Bellevue, WA) rode strong and took third. The contest was set up in a jam style format with a one-hour window for riders to get their best...

Walker Third at Burton High Fives



WANAKA, New Zealand (Aug. 17) – Fifteen-year-old Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) took third Friday at the season's first slopestyle contest, the Burton High Fives at Snow Park, New Zealand. The contest was set up in a jam style format that allowed for competitors to be scored on their best run out of a four. Walker, who struggled with nagging...

White's ESPY Streak Continues


LOS ANGELES, CA (July 12) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) took home his fifth straight ESPY for Best Male Action Sport athlete and three time X Games gold medalist Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) earned her first ESPY as Best Female Action Sport athlete Wednesday night during the 20th ESPYs.  The annual awards...

Clark Nominated for 2012 ESPY


Clark Takes U.S. Navy F/A-18 Flight


Fallon, NV (June 20) – Olympic halfpipe snowboarding gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) and two-time Olympic alpine skier Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) became copilots Tuesday...

Athlete Spotlight: Callan Chythlook-Sifsof


Raised in Bristol Bay, AK, out in what Alaskans call the ''bush''—some 400 miles from Anchorage and accessible only by air or boat—Callan Chythlook-Sifsof landed on the snowboardcross scene in 2007 by winning the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Championships and taking third in the first World Cup of her career. After improving year by year, an injury...

U.S. Snowboarding Utilizes Mammoth's Airbag


MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (May 9) – Fifteen of the best riders in the world, including TTR halfpipe World Champion Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), TTR slopestyle World Champion Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) and top slopestyle rider Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO), are utilizing the groundbreaking airbag technology at Mammoth Mountain during a weeklong U.S....

Monk and Davis Take Top Spots at Jr Worlds



SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 31) – Californians Indigo Monk (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took silver and bronze in slopestyle at the FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships in Sierra Nevada. Monk and Davis’s spots helped to award the U.S. in the second overall Junior World Championship standing. The...

Gold Wins Jr. Worlds Halfpipe Title



SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 27) – Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club star Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) won her namesake with halfpipe victory Tuesday at the FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships. It was the first win of the season for Gold, who took halfpipe silver at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in January....

Hernandez Takes Career First Podium


VALMALENCO, Italy (March 16) – Young gun Jacqueline Hernandez (Londonderry, VT) took the women's snowboardcross win today for the first World Cup podium of her career – after only six career starts. U.S. Snowboarding's Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) was seventh, Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) placed ninth which locks him into third for the...

White, Anderson Sweep Slope Gold


TIGNES, FRA (Mar. 16) – Olympian and double threat Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) took his second gold at European X Games Friday in the slopestyle competition. He executed yet another almost perfect score with a 97.00 on his second run with three doubles. Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) also mimicked the nearly perfect run of White to take...

White, Vito Go One-Two


TIGNES, France (Mar. 15) – With a first run score of 98.00, Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) took European X Games halfpipe gold Wednesday night in Tignes. His nearly perfect score and huge run included a massive cab double cork 1080 that landed White with his fourth win of the season. Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix champion Louie Vito (Sandy,...