The newest Olympic freesking events of halfpipe and slopestyle skiing were showcased in the Rev Tour stop at Copper Mountain. (Copper/Tripp Fay)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Big fields and big tricks ruled at U.S. Freeskiing's opening U.S. Revolution Tour stop at Copper Mountain. It was the first Rev Tour since halfpipe and slopestyle skiing were added to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, sanctioned as an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) bronze level event. The Rev Tour resumes Jan. 9-13 at Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA.
Canada's Simon d'Artois and New Zealand's Katrine Aerts took the halfpipe skiing wins.
Top Americans in halfpipe were second place finishers Aaron Brunck (Vail, CO) and former Junior World Champion Kimmy Sharp (Park City).
Slopestyle skiing titles went to Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) and Emilia Wint (Denver); Wint, who skis with Team Breckenridge, picked up her second in a row at the Copper Rev Tour having won the debut last season.
The Rev Tour capped an amazing six weeks at Copper with the opening of the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper, snowboarding and freeskiing training camps in the massive 22-foot halfpipe, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix plus the U.S. Revolution Tour.
The Rev Tour will resume Jan. 9-13 at Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA with halfpipe, slopestyle and skicross, along with comparable freeskiing events.