Freeskiing News

Jimmy Beans Wool Joins USSA In Helping Athletes Reach Their Dreams


Reno, NV. (Dec. 19) – Jimmy Beans Wool, a leading yarn and fabric retailer, has signed a multi-year partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of Olympic skiing, snowboarding and freeskiing, to become the first ever-official yarn, knitting and crochet supplier to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S....

Wallisch Takes Dew Tour Slope


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 18) - U.S. Freeskiing Pro Team athlete Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) kicked off the season with a big win in the first slopestyle skiing contest since the International Olympic Committee decision last July to bring the event into the 2014 Olympics. Wallisch put down a stunning second run to take the title, his first major...

Rookie Swensson Leads USA


SAN CANDIDO, Italy (Dec. 17) Newcomer Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) turned heads for the second day in a row at the first World Cup ski cross races of the season in San Candido. Swensson skied the second-fastest qualifying time then finished the day in 17th. Pat Duran missed finals by .03 of a second finishing the day...

Rolland Takes Dew Tour Pipe


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 17) - France's Kevin Rolland soared to a win in the Dew Tour halfpipe skiing comp Saturday with a big 94.50 to win over Canadian Justin Dorey and hometown favorite Duncan Adams (Breckenridge, CO). U.S. Freeskiing's Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) was fourth with teammates Tucker Perkins (N. Hampton, NH) fifth and qualifying...

Teller, Swensson Top 16 in SX Opener


Big Win for Sigourney in Visa Grand Prix


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 9) — A year after barely missing the podium at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix held at Copper Mountain, U.S. Freeskiing Pro Halfpipe Team member Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) took its topmost step to kick off the 2011-12 season. Wing Tai Barrymore won the men's with U.S. Freeskiing Pro Torin Yater-Wallace (Snowmass...

Amplitude Carries Logan to Finals


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 9) — U.S. Freeskiing Pro Halfpipe Team member Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) qualified second for Friday afternoon's final behind Canada's Rosalind Groenewoud at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. Team members Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) and Jen Hudak (Park City, UT) also punched their tickets to...

Freeskiing Team Announced at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 9) – With a host of new action sports events on the docket for the 2014 Olympics just two years away, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) formally announced 2011-12 U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing teams Friday from its training facility at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper.

Americans Lead Visa Grand Prix Qualis at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 7) - U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Pro Team members David Wise (Reno, NV) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) qualified one-two for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe finals as the 2011-12 North American competition calendar officially began in the 22-foot halfpipe of Copper Mountain on Wednesday. The Grand Prix...

New Olympic Event Showcased at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 6) – A record field will be in the 22-foot halfpipe with the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper this week, the first major international competition since halfpipe skiing was added to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Simon Dumont (Bethel, ME ) and Jen Hudak (Salt Lake City), both medalists at the FIS Freestyle...

Visa Grand Prix Gets World Cup Status


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 11) – The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA got a boost from the International Ski Federation this week. Halfpipe skiing competitions at both sites, as well as the slopestyle skiing competition at Mammoth Mountain, were added to the FIS Freestyle World Cup calendar as the events...

Inaugural Slopestyle Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4) – Following on the heels of slopestyle skiing included in the 2014 Olympic program, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced another progressive addition to the Team with the formation of the inaugural U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Pro Team.

2012 Revolution Tour Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 6) - Young riders and skiers eager to make an impression on the world of competitive winter action sports are gearing up for the Dec. 19 start of the U.S. Revolution Tour. The well-established series will feature both snowboarding and freeskiing events at each of its stops.

In its eighth year, the Revolution Tour is a...