Freeskiing

USSA Announces 2016-17 Revolution Tour Schedule

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USSA
2016-11-01 10:07
 

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Revolution Tour has announced its schedule for the 2016-17 season. Veteran Rev Tour hosts Copper Mountain, CO, Mammoth Mountain, CA and Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA are all returning for the Tour’s 13th season along with first time resort partner Waterville Valley Resort, NH.

Established in 2004, the U.S Revolution tour is the premier series of progressive events for top junior riders. Focused towards 13-19-year-old athletes, the Rev Tour is designed to serve as a stepping stone from the grassroots to the elite level. Throughout the tour, athletes will have the opportunity to compete in halfpipe, slopestyle, cross and big air competitions.

“Since its inception, the Rev Tour has been a gateway to higher levels of competition, such as the U.S. Grand Prix, for many of our top athletes and Olympic champions,” said Jeremy Forster, director, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. “The opportunity for these young athletes to progress and push the sports is invaluable and we are continually impressed with the talent coming out of the tour.”

Copper Mountain will once again kick off the season with halfpipe competitions Dec. 5-10, 2016, just prior to the first U.S. Grand Prix stop. After a five-year hiatus, the Rev Tour will return to the East coast for slopestyle competitions Jan. 8-13, 2017 at Waterville Valley. Mammoth Mountain will host an action-packed event Feb. 7-12, 2017, with slopestyle, halfpipe and big air competitions in its Unbound Terrain Park. The tour will conclude at Seven Springs, home to the only Olympic-size halfpipe east of the Rocky Mountains, with halfpipe and slopestyle events March 6-10, 2017.

In addition to crowning the U.S. Revolution Tour champions, top rookie snowboard athletes at Seven Springs will earn invites to compete in the World Rookie Tour Finals in Austria and the freeskiing events will also serve as FIS NorAm Finals, giving athletes an opportunity to walk home with two titles in one day.

“Putting together an event series of this magnitude would not be possible without our resort partners,” said USSA Vice President, Events Calum Clark. “Copper, Mammoth and Seven Springs have always done a fantastic job of preparing their resorts with the best venue set ups. With the addition of Waterville Valley, athletes competing in the Rev Tour are slated to have yet another season of world class events.”

In addition to the halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events, The Rev Tour and Hole Shot tour will once again be working together to host world class NorAm and junior level snowboardcross and skicross events at Sunday River, ME Feb. 17, 2017 and at Ski Cooper, CO Feb. 25, 2017.

For more information on the Revolution Tour, visit  ussnowboarding.com/revolutiontour or usfreeskiing.com/revolutiontour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Revolution Tour is returning for its 13th season with stops at Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Waterville Valley Resort.
  • The Rev Tour is designed to serve as a stepping stone from the grassroots to the elite level. Athletes can use the Rev Tour to qualify for events including the U.S. Grand Prix, USASA Nationals, Junior World Championships and Project Gold.
  • A first-time Rev Tour resort partner, Waterville Valley brings the Rev Tour back to the East coast for the first time in five years.
  • The final event at Seven Springs Mountain Resort will crown U.S. Revolution Tour champions as well as award the FIS NorAm titles for freeskiing.
  • The top three rookie snowboarders at the Seven Springs event will earn invites to compete in the World Rookie Tour finals in Austria.
  • The Rev Tour and Hole Shot tour will also be working together to host snowboardcross and skicross events at Sunday River, ME and Ski Cooper, CO.
  • All halfpipe and slopestyle events will be FIS sanctioned. Freeskiers will earn Silver Level AFP points and snowboarders will earn National Level WST points. The big air at Mammoth, as well as the ski and snowboardcross events, will be USSA sanctioned.
  • Athletes can register for the event at ussnowboarding.com/revolutiontour and usfreeskiing.com/revolutiontour
  • For up-to-date information follow the Rev Tour on Facebook and @USRevTour on Instagram.

 

QUOTES

Jeremy Forster, Director, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing
Since its inception, the Rev Tour has been a gateway to higher levels of competition, such as the U.S. Grand Prix, for many of our top athletes and Olympic champions. The opportunity for these young athletes to progress and push the sports is invaluable and we are continually impressed with the talent coming out of the tour.

Calum Clark, Vice President, Events, USSA
Putting together an event series of this magnitude would not be possible without our resort partners. Copper, Mammoth and Seven Springs have always done a fantastic job of preparing their resorts with the best venue set ups. With the addition of Waterville Valley, athletes competing in the Rev Tour are slated to have yet another season of world class events.

 

2016-17 U.S Revolution Tour Schedule

Copper Mountain, CO
Dec. 5-10, 2016
Halfpipe

Waterville Valley, NH
Jan. 8-13, 2017
Slopestyle

Mammoth Mountain, CA
Feb. 7-12, 2017
Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Big Air

Sunday River, ME
Feb. 17, 2017
Skicross and Snowboardcross

Ski Cooper, CO
Feb. 25, 2017
Skicross and Snowboardcross

Seven Springs, PA
March 6-10, 2017
Halfpipe, Slopestyle