Snowboarding News

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...

U.S. Snowboarding 2016-17 Team Nominations


U.S. Snowboarding has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Snowboarding receives world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of Excellence, as...

Fergusons Ride Pow in British Columbia


With the contest season wrapped, brothers Ben and Gabe Ferguson took off for British Columbia to surf deep pow with their third brothers Zach, coach James Jackson and famed park builder Pat Malendoski. Not a bad way to cap off a killer season that included medals at X Games and Burton US Open.

Klug To Be Inducted in Hall of Fame


ASPEN, CO (April 8, 2016) – Chris Klug – pro snowboarder, Olympic medalist, liver transplant survivor and philanthropist – will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame this weekend in Aspen, CO.

Alongside six other athletes, the parallel giant slalom bronze medalist at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games will be honored in the...

Adore Creative Produces USSA Brand Spots


PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has developed a strategic partnership with top sports advertising agency Adore Creative to produce branding spots for both the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Grand Prix, two of its most notable action sports brands. The USSA utilized its distribution network with NBC to carry...

Winters Top 10 Again at Junior Worlds


ROGLA, Slovenia (April 3, 2016) –Billy Winters (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his FIS Junior World Championships success with a seventh-place finish in parallel slalom on Sunday.

Winters also placed sixth in parallel giant slalom on Saturday and will compete again at Junior Worlds in snowboardcross April 4-6.

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Winters Sixth in World Juniors PGS


ROGLA, Slovenia (April 2, 2016) – The U.S. scored a phenomenal finish in parallel giant slalom at the FIS Junior World Championships when Billy Winters (Steamboat Springs, CO) placed sixth on Saturday.

Winters, who snowboards with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, will also compete in parallel slalom and snowboardcross April 4-6...

Corning Claims Second Junior World Title


SEISER ALM, Italy (March 29, 2016) – Snowboarders battled foggy conditions at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships big air on Wednesday. Despite the weather, Chris Corning (Aspen, CO – Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club) claimed his second Junior World Champion title after also...

Corning Continues Success at Junior Worlds


SEISER ALM, Italy (March 29, 2016) – The American slopestyle snowboarders had an excellent showing at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships on Tuesday. Chris Corning (Aspen, CO – Aspen Valley Snowboard Club) took the win for the men and Chandler Hunt (Park City, UT – U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team) joined him on the podium in third. Nora...

27 U.S. Riders to Compete at Junior Worlds


PARK CITY, UT (March 25, 2016) – U.S. Snowboarding has named 27 young, talented athletes to the 2016 U.S. Junior World Championships Team. The U.S. will send five athletes to compete in slopestyle and big air, nine athletes to compete in PGS/PSL and 13 athletes to compete in...

Jacobellis Leads U.S. In Final World Cup


BAQUEIRA BERET, Spain (March 20, 2016) – The final snowboardcross FIS World Cup of the season was held in Baqueira Beret on Sunday, with several Americans making the small final to earn top-10 finishes. 

Corning Wins Overall Slopestyle World Cup


SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (March 20, 2016) – The final snowboard FIS World Cup slopestyle event took place Sunday, where Chris Corning (Arvada, CO) hit the podium for the men with a second-place finish, and secured the overall World Cup Slopestyle title.

Healey Takes Rev Tour Overall Slopestyle Title


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 16, 2016) – The final stop of the Revolution Tour was a successful one for the American snowboarders, who took three of four wins in the halfpipe and slopestyle competitions. Nora Healey (Plymouth, NH) took the win in slopestyle for the women while Lyon...

Anderson Wins Second WSF World Champs Title


YABULI, China (March 15, 2016) – It was an American sweep at the World Snowboard Federation’s Corona World Championships of Snowboarding slopestyle event, where Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took the title for the men and Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won her second title of the week. Julia Marino (Westport, CT) scored her first...

Anderson Wins Yabuli Big Air


YABULI, China (March 13, 2016) – Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, VT) won the TTR Pro Snowboarding/WSF World Snowboard Federation’s World Championships of Snowboarding big air title in Yabuli, China on Sunday. Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) was third for the ladies and Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) was second for the men.