Snowboarding News

Chase Josey Wins Double Pipe


ASPEN, CO (Mar. 12, 2015)—For two years in a row, Red Bull has hosted the Double Pipe, a masterpiece of snow-innovation, putting two 22-foot halfpipes side-by-side with rails, wallrides, channels, a skatepark-esque bottom section and other unique features. For two years in a row, Chase Josey (Hailey, ID) has been a major standout, winning the...

Justin Reiter: Child of the Tour


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Justin Reiter's thrilling parallel slalom victory in Moscow.

Healey Wins Junior Worlds Gold


YABULI, China (Mar. 10, 2015)—Nora Healey (Plymouth, NH; Waterville Valley/BBTS) won the first gold medal of the 19th FIS Junior World Championships in Yabuli, China in snowboard slopestyle, and Red Gerard (Silverthorne, CO; U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team) nabbed the Top Rookie Award.

Have You Met With Your Child’s Coach?


Your child’s coach plays a significant role in their overall youth sports experience and athletic development. Positive youth sports parents not only want a positive experience for their youth athlete, but hope their child learns the important lessons that sports can teach like good sportsmanship, respect,...

Clark Wins Eighth US Open


VAIL, CO (Mar. 7, 2015) — Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) led a U.S. team sweep in the women’s halfpipe competition at the 33rd annual Burton US Open in Vail, CO. 14-year-old Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) and local Coloradan Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) rounded out the podium taking second and third, respectively.

First Win for Justin Reiter


MOSCOW, Russia (March 7, 2015) - American Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) stayed strong and steady all night long to pickup his first FIS Snowboard World Cup victory winning a parallel slalom city event in Moscow. Reiter came from behind in a close matchup with Austria’s Benjamin Carl to take a come-from-behind victory.

Anderson Wins Fourth US Open Title


VAIL, CO (March 7, 2015) — Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) earned her fourth slopestyle win at the 33rd annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI taking home $45,000 and the 2015 US Open slopestyle title. Eric Beauchemin (Mont Blanc, MI) finished sixth in the most progressive men’s slopestyle competition ever.

Record Global Impact for Sprint Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (March 5, 2015) – America’s longest-running winter action sports series, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, wrapped up last weekend at Park City Mountain Resort with historic athletic results and record television viewers worldwide. The event’s premier broadcast, airing on NBC, was up 20% over last year’s Grand Prix heading into the...

Mammoth Mountain to Host U.S. Rev Tour Finale


PARK CITY, UT (March 3, 2015) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour has been rescheduled and moved from Mt. Hood Meadows, OR to Mammoth Mountain, CA Mar. 17-20. Mammoth, hosted a successful third stop of the U.S. Revolution tour and will have their world class Main Park slopestyle course and 22ft halfpipe on point for the tour...

2015 Junior Worlds Team Announced


Park City, UT (Mar. 4, 2015) – Ten U.S. Rookie team riders, including three-time U.S. Revolu-tion Tour halfpipe winner Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA), will lead a team of 30 riders competing at the 2015 FIS Junior World Championships March 8-16 in Yabuli, China. Every athlete on the 2015 Junior Worlds team came through the USASA system, with...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Opponents


Name calling, refusing to shake hands, fake fouls and fights during games are just a few acts of poor sportsmanship we see in all levels of sports.  As a positive sport parent or coach, we want to teach kids good sportsmanship, including respecting opponents. There are several important lessons to teach kids when it comes to respecting...

Reiter Podiums in Ashikawa


ASHIKAWA, Japan (Mar. 1, 2015)—On a snowy day in Ashikawa, Japan, Olympian Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) took home his best FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup result, nabbing second place at the parallel slalom on Saturday.

Americans Take Three Grand Prix Halfpipe Podiums


PARK CITY, UT (March 1, 2015)—Even with fresh snow on Park City Mountain Resort’s halfpipe, the Americans were able to pull off a successful day in front of the home crowd at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe comp. Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took the win—her second FIS World Cup victory of the season—while Arielle Gold (Steamboat...

Grand Prix Podium Sweep at Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2015)—The skies were grey and the light flat, but it didn’t matter, as the men threw down an unbelievable podium sweep at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT. Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) walked away with the Paul Mitchell snowboard slopestyle win, Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) took second and Eric Beauchemin (...

Successful Qualis Sends 8 to Finals in Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 26, 2015)—Thursday marked the end of successful qualifiers for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, with Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO), Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO), Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Brett Esser (Breckenride, CO), Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO), Gabe Ferguson (Bend, OR) and Greg...

Four Riders Advance to Grand Prix Slope Finals


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 25, 2015) – Snowboarding Sprint U.S. Grand Prix finale action kicked off Wednesday in the King’s Crown terrain park at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) with the Paul Mitchell snowboard slopestyle qualifications. Karly Shorr (Milford, MI), Eric Willet (Breckenridge, CO), Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) and Eric Beuchemin (Grand...

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First World Cup Podiums for Beauchemin and Jenson


STONEHAM, Quebec (Feb. 21, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) took third place in men’s big air and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) second in slopestyle, each earning their first career World Cup podiums at the FIS Snowboarding World Cup in Stoneham, Quebec.

Grand Prix Finale Set for Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 23, 2015) – The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover...

10 Ways To Respect Opponents


Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!

Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. But what does one do to show respect for opponents?

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