Snowboarding News

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.

Americans Dominate REV Tour Halfpipe


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 29, 2016) – The American snowboarders dominated the Mammoth stop of the Revolution Tour this weekend, with an American sweep of both the men’s and women’s halfpipe podium. For the ladies Zoe Kalapos (Vail, CO) took the win, Noelle Edwards (Stamford, CT) was second and Summer Fenton (San Francisco, CA) was third. For...

X Games Medals for Anderson and Langland


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 29, 2016) – Two Americans earned podium positions at X Games Aspen in what was the most competitive and progressive slopestyle competition in snowboard history. Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) earned her 11th career slopestyle medal with silver and young Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) had a breakout performance at her...

WATCH: Ben Ferguson Talks X Games


Ben Ferguson’s (Bend, OR) clean style has brought attention over the years and his win at the 2015 Red Bull Double Pipe confirmed it. Now, he’s looking for a podium spot at the X Games Aspen this weekend. He talks about the upcoming comp, his little brother and teammate Gabe (who grabbed third at the U.S. Grand Prix last weekend!) and the...

Revolution Tour Hits Mammoth Jan. 28-31


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 25, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Revolution Tour continues with the second stop at Mammoth Mountain, California. The premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots competitions and the elite-level professional comps.

Americans Dominate U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 24, 2016) – It was a highly successful day for the American halfpipe riders at the first stop of the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth on Sunday.

Jacobellis Fourth in Feldberg


FELDBERG, Germany (Jan. 24, 2016) – The American snowboardcross athletes wrapped up a successful weekend at the FIS Snowboard World Cup with Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) scoring a fourth-place finish while Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Spring, CO) was sixth and Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO) was ninth for the men.

Jacobellis and Baumgartner Fifth at Feldberg


FELDBERG, Germany (Jan. 23, 2016) - Americans Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) both finished a solid fifth place at the Feldberg stop of the FIS Snowboardcross World Cup on Saturday. Teammate Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, UT) finished eighth.

It was a shorter, but still high-quality course,...