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Olympic Cross Course Design Revealed

11/14/2013

SWITZERLAND (Nov. 14) - FIS has released the snowboardcross and skicross course designs for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The course is located in the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor ski area. This custom-designed course will provide one of the most dramatic settings for two of the youngest and most exciting FIS Olympic events....

2014 Pop-Tarts® U.S. Revolution Tour Set

10/22/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 22) – Over 1,400 skiers and snowboarders will take part in this season’s Pop-Tarts® U.S. Revolution Tour. The Rev Tour, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will feature stops in Seven Springs, PA, Boreal, CA and Sun Valley, ID. The steppingstone tour has helped launch the careers of some of the current stars of the sport who...

USSA Announces Fifth 2014 Olympic Selection Event for Freeskiing and Snowboarding

09/19/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 19) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced a unique partnership with Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, to sanction its Dec. 12-15 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge, CO as a USSA event. The event, along with the four-stop Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will determine the athletes to...

Olympic hopeful Arielle Gold: Backstage with Rascal Flatts

09/16/2013

IRVINE, CA (Sep. 16) - FIS World Champion and 17 year old Olympic hopeful Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) had the opportunity to meet her favorite band, Rascal Flatts, while on a layover in Irvine, CA, on Saturday. Gold, who was on her way home from a month of training in New Zealand, coincidentally landed in L.A. on the same day that the...

Mitrani Recovering from Training Crash

09/03/2013

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Sept. 3) – Snowboarder Luke Mitrani is recovering at a Christchurch hospital after successful surgery to stabilize a fractured vertebrae. Mitrani was injured Sunday (Sept. 1) while training in the halfpipe at Cardrona. According to U.S. Snowboarding Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, New Zealand doctors said that Monday’s...

Clark Opens Sochi Season With Win

08/23/2013

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 24) - Kelly Clark (W. Dover, VT) opened the Sochi Olympic season with a win in the Audi Quattro New Zealand Winter Games halfpipe Saturday. Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) was third in the first FIS Snowboard World Cup halfpipe of the season. It was a reassuring victory for Clark, who survived a first run fall to come...

Anderson Takes Slope Opener in Cardrona

08/18/2013

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 19) - X Games champion Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) persevered through fog and a nine-hour comp day to pickup a season opening slopestyle victory at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Cardrona, part of the New Zealand Audi Quattro Games. Anderson, who also won the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix World Cup at Copper...

Kely Clark Finalist for Sportswoman of the Year

08/13/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 13) - Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) has been nominated as a finalist for the 2013 Sportswoman of the Year. The Women's Sport Foundation will host the 34th Annual Salute to Women in Sports on October 16th. Winners are determined by the Foundation's Award Committee and the public. ...

Top Snowboarders to Train at High Cascade

07/12/2013

MT. HOOD, OR (July 12) – U.S. Snowboarding’s top riders will be preparing for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with a pair of on-snow training sessions at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood. Olympic medalists Kelly Clark (W. Dover, VT), Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT), Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) will...

Shaun White Talks Sochi on "Late Show"

07/12/2013

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) - Shaun White sat down with David Letterman on the Late Show to discuss his plans for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi next year. White reflected on his halfpipe wins in Vancouver and Torino, discussed his plans for returning to his slopestyle roots and shared his thoughts on up-and-coming competitor ...

Kelly Clark Nominated for ESPY

06/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 28) - Two-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) has been nominated for an ESPY award. Under the category of Best Female Action Sports Athlete, Clark's impressive season included two X Games gold medals and her 60th career victory - more than any male or female snowboarder. ...

Athlete Spotlight: Alex Deibold

05/23/2013

Alex Deibold is as comfortable in the halfpipe as he is on the snowboardcross course, yet when he took third at the U.S. Champs in '07, the Stratton Mountain School grad stamped his name on the competitive world of SBX. According to the man himself, you ride because "snowboarding is fun—and when you compete, you're pushed to improve whether you...

Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

05/20/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 20, 2013) – Top Olympic skiers and snowboarders will be heading to California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in the lead up to Sochi. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Mammoth Mountain as an Official Training Ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding, providing valuable spring and fall training camps...

Sochi Spots On Line in Grand Prix

05/13/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 13) – Tickets to Sochi will be on the line for snowboarding and the newest Olympic sport of freeskiing in America’s longest standing winter action sports tour, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S.

Chelone Miller Remembered

04/08/2013

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (April 8) - Professional snowboarder Chelone “Chilly’ Miller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was known just as much for his optimism and kind personality he was for his fearless presence on Mammoth Mountain’s biggest park features. He passed away early Sunday morning from an apparent seizure, stemming from a 2005 motorcycle accident that...

Anderson Second in Slopestyle

03/22/2013

TIGNES, France (March 22) – Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) threw down a stylish and technical run to win silver in snowboard slopestyle at X Games Tignes on Friday. She was gunning for an X Games three-peat, after winning gold at X Games Tignes in 2011 and 2012. She put down a progressive line in the first round, but couldn’t match it in...

Vito Victory in X Games Halfpipe

03/21/2013

TIGNES, France (March 21) – On his 25th birthday, Louie Vito (Sandy, UT) locked in his second X Games gold with an outstanding third run, providing a climactic end to an all-time X Games Tignes halfpipe competition. After a few minutes of deliberation, the judges awarded Vito a score of 92.66, just 0.66 points ahead of Arthur Longo from France...

Baumgartner 7th in SBX Finals

03/21/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 21) – In the final World Cup snowboardcross race of the season, veteran Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) finished seventh, winning the small final with teammate, rookie Hagan Kearney (Telluride, CO), right on his tail in eighth. France’s Pierre Vaultier won the men’s race. Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City) took the top...

Clark Wins at X Games Tignes

03/20/2013

TIGNES, France (March 20) – Despite the falling snow, Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took her 62nd podium and the gold medal at the X Games Tignes women’s halfpipe on Wednesday. Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA) rode away with the silver and 16-year-old rookie Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) landed on the podium with bronze.

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USA Second in Team SBX

03/17/2013

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (March 17) – Inches from victory, Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) and Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) took a photo finish second at the third and final FIS World Cup snowboardcross team event. Canadian team Christopher Robanske and Robert Fagan won the race. Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) and Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME...

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