Freeskiing News

Meet the Slopestyle Team’s Wax Tech


Dave ‘Coombsy’ Coombs is an unsung hero of the Olympic movement, holding the role of serviceman for the U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle team.


Watch Gus Kenworthy Cook With Richard Blais


As a part of Team USA’s web series Cooking With Team USA, Gus Kenworthy creates an open face chicken sandwich plated on his silver medal with celebrity chef Richard Blais.


New Training Features Coming to Park City


PARK CITY, UT (July 11, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has launched the Project JUMP initiative to create a new training facility for snowboarders and freeskiers at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.

Project JUMP will include four jumps: one large and one medium with an artificial in-run to an airbag, and one...

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...

Kenworthy Nominated for ESPY Award


Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards after a stellar 2015-16 season. Kenworthy is nominated in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

MORE: Kenworthy Silver Again at 2016...

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...

U.S. Freeskiing 2016-17 Team Nominations


U.S. Freeskiing 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. Freeskiing receives world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of Excellence, as well...

WATCH: Sammy Carlson’s Retrospect


U.S. Freeskiing alum Sammy Carlson, along with his sponsor Rockstar, are releasing a new three-part webisode series highlighting his video career with Teton Gravity Research and Poor Boyz productions.  

Watch episode one below.


White Wins NorAm Title


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (May 9, 2016) – Mara White (Tahoma, CA – Squaw Valley Ski Team) took home the win at April’s USASA Nationals, as well as the overall NorAm champion title of the 2015-16 season.

The NorAm title is determined by the cumulative points from all NorAm events during the season. This year, White finished on the podium at six...

Tom Wallisch Sets World Record Railslide


Many skiers hang up their gear when springtime emerges. But Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) took out the Guinness Book of World Records and set a goal—break the record for the world’s longest rail grind on skis.

The previous record was 241 feet; Wallisch and his crew build a 440-foot rail. In comparison, a football field is 360 feet long...

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...

Watch David Wise Break a World Record


WATLES, Italy (April 4, 2016) – At the Suzuki Nine Knights event in Watles, Italy, David Wise (Reno, NV) broke the world record for the highest air on a hip by 3 meters on Friday—soaring 14.2 (about 46.5 feet) meters above the deck.

“It was not a goal, but I decided to go as high as I possibly can, record or not,” said Wise. “To take...

Nine Americans Compete at Junior Worlds


VAL THORENS, France (March 24, 2016) – Nine Americans competed in skicross at the 2016 Junior World Championships on Thursday. The top women’s finisher from the USA was Leta McNatt (Ridgway, CO) in 18th and the top man was Nicolo Monforte (Olympic Valley, CA) in 25th.

Freeskiing/Freestyle Junior World Championships are held annually as...

Claire and Margulies Win Final Rev Tour Event


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 18, 2016) – The final stop of the Revolution Tour was a successful one for the American freeskiers, who took podiums in three of the four competitions including wins in women’s halfpipe and slopestyle. Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT) won women’s slopestyle...

Kenworthy Wins European Freeski Open


LAAX, Switzerland (March 12, 2016) – Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the last major slopestyle event of the season, the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland. Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO) was on the podium for the women with a second-place finish.  

Seven Springs Hosting Final Rev Tour Stop


SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 12, 2016) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour will take place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort this week; it will also serve as the FIS NorAm finals for the 2015-2016 season. 

Grand Prix Attracts Strongest U.S. TV Coverage


PARK CITY, UT (March 14, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U.S. Grand Prix, in its 20th season, reached 6.972 million U.S. television viewers over the three-stop tour. The Grand Prix culminated in spectacular fashion with the highest-rated winter...

Bowman Wins Tignes Halfpipe


TIGNES, France (March 10, 2016) – The U.S. scored three podium finishes at the final FIS World Cup halfpipe event of the season in Tignes, France. Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won the event for the women while Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) was second. Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) took second for the men. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) became...

Wise and Drew Lead U.S. Into Pipe Finals


TIGNES, France (March 9, 2016) – The U.S. will lead the pack into the final FIS Freeski World Cup halfpipe event of the season in Tignes, France Thursday. With 10 of the 16 overall finals spots nabbed by American athletes, the U.S. looks to finish the season strong. In coordination...