Snowboarding News

Slopestyle Debuts in South Korea


BOKWANG, South Korea (Feb. 18, 2016) – The official Olympic snowboarding slopestyle test event will take place at the venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics this weekend, with the first FIS World Cup slopestyle event ever held in South Korea.

Bokwang Phoenix Park features a three-jump and three-rail slopestyle course, purposely built...

YOG: Kim and Pates Sweep Gold Again


HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – It was a double-gold week for American athletes Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) and Jake Pates (Eagle, CO) at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Both athletes are members of the U.S. halfpipe team and typically compete in that discipline, but showed they have all-around skill by throwing down gold-...

YOG: USA Eighth in Team Event


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – The world’s top youth snowboardcross and skicross athletes teamed together at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday to compete in the team ski-snowboardcross competition. The American team of skiers Russell Malm (Mammoth Lakes, CA, 17, Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Abigail Zagnoli (Kingfield, ME, 17,...

Vedder Earns Gold at Youth Olympics


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 15, 2016) – American Jake Vedder (Pickney, MI, International Snowboard Training Center) won every heat he raced in to earn the gold medal in snowboardcross’ Winter Youth Olympic Games debut on Monday.   

Vedder finished ahead of Alex Dickson of Australia and Sebastian Pietrzykowski of Germany.

The women...

YOG: Halfpipe Gold Sweep for Pates and Kim


OSLO, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) – It was double gold for the United States at the Youth Olympic Games halfpipe snowboarding event, with both Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) and Jake Pates (Eagle, CO) topping the field to take home their first YOG gold medals.

Anderson Wins Quebec Big Air


QUEBEC CITY, Canada (Feb. 13, 2016) – American Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won the ladies’ event at the Snowjamboree, presented by Videotron Mobile, FIS World Cup big air, battling arctic temperatures in downtown Quebec City. Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) was third for the men, scoring his first World Cup big air podium.

Kim USA Flag bearer for Youth Olympics


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 12, 2016) – Chloe Kim (Carlsbad, CA) was selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games, which runs from Feb. 12-21 in Lillehammer, Norway.

Marino Knocks it Out of the Park


BOSTON, MA (Feb. 11, 2016) – U.S. Snowboarding rookie Julia Marino (Westport, CT) topped the women’s field at the Polartec Big Air at Fenway on Thursday night in front of a stellar Boston crowd in one of America’s most iconic sports venues. Marino, a New England native, wasn’t originally even scheduled to compete - she snuck in off the...

Walker to Sit Out Big Air at Fenway


BOSTON, MA (Feb. 10, 2016) - U.S. Snowboarding rider Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) will not compete in Thursday’s Polartec Big Air at Fenway. Walker crashed in training Wednesday. According to U.S. Snowboarding Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Walker suffered a back injury but is expected to be back to competition soon. She will sit out...

Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off


Boston, MA (Feb. 8, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix will break new ground in 2016 when it presents the Polartec Big Air at Fenway, a scaffolding big air event situated in the center of one of America’s most iconic baseball venues: Boston’s Fenway Park. Never before has the U.S. Grand Prix featured a big air-only event, and never before has...

Ladley Dominates Halfpipe Again


PARK CITY, UT (February 6, 2016) – Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO) followed up his X Games gold medal with another dominating performance, winning his first FIS Snowboard World Cup at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City.

Ladley, who won the X Games gold in a one-run-and-done format due to weather last week in Aspen, was...

Kim Leads Historic American Sweep


PARK CITY, UT (February 6, 2016) – The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City featured an historical halfpipe competition for the ladies. The American women swept the podium, with Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) winning the top spot, Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) earning second and Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) rounding out the podium in third. Kim...

Concerts and Films at Polartec Big Air at Fenway


Boston, MA (Feb. 5, 2016) – Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announce that musical acts American Authors, Bad Rabbits and DJ Master Millions will perform at Polartec Big Air at Fenway, an...

Kim and Bretz Lead Halfpipe Qualification


Park City, UT (Feb. 4, 2016) – The U.S. qualified eight snowboarders to the finals of the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City on Thursday, with Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) earning the top spot for the women. The American men claimed the top four qualification spots, with Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA) leading the way in the No. 1 spot.

Risks and Rewards: The Story of Snowboardcross


Snowboardcross is one of the most nail-biting of all Olympic sports. Six athletes line up side by side to vault themselves through a crazy course of bumps, banks, berms and massive jumps – all with their rivals just an elbow away.

“I still get rattled every time I’m in the start,” says Lindsey Jacobellis, roundly recognized as the grande...

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...

Kim and Gold Go 1-2 at X Games


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 31, 2016) – Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) became the first athlete in X Games history to earn two gold medals before the age of 16 when she won her second consecutive gold in X Games SuperPipe on Sunday. Teammate Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) snagged her first X Games silver medal, while Xuetong Cai of China earned bronze.

10th X Games Gold for Jacobellis


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 31, 2016) – Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) earned her 10th X Games Snowboarder X medal on Sunday, while Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, CA) led the way for the men with his fifth-place finish.

Ladley Gold + Ferguson Silver in X Games Halfpipe


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 30, 2016) – American Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned his first X Games medal on Saturday night and it was golden. Teammate Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) snagged silver, also his first X Games medal. Scotty James of Australia took bronze.

Willett fourth in X Games Slopestyle


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 30, 2016) – U.S. Pro Slopestyle Team member Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) had an excellent showing at X Games Aspen on Saturday, finishing fourth in Slopestyle. The Canadians continued their X Games domination with Mark McMorris winning gold and Sebastien Toutant earning silver while Mons Roislnad of Norway earned bronze.