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2014 Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Zimmermann interview

Lisa Zimmermann (GER) talks about winning the Women’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup and placing 1st overall.

Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Bair Crashes Out

Philomena Bair crashes hard during slope style, eliminating her chances of medaling.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Wallace interview

Noah Wallace (USA) talks about placing 2nd the Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Tjader interview

Jesper Tjader (SWE) talks about winning the Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup and placing 1st overall.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Zimmermann Wins All

Lisa Zimmermann (GER) receives the Crystal Globe after taking gold in the Women’s Slopestyle event. This is the first globe for Germany in 5 years.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Wallace takes 2nd Place

Noah Wallace (USA) wins 2nd place in Men’s Slopestyle World Cup.

Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Tjader Wins All

Jesper Tjader (SWE) wins 1st in the Men’s Slopestyle event, awarding him gold, as well as his first World Cup medal.

Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup: Crashes and Spills

Watch all the tumbles and falls from the men and women’s FIS Slopestyle World Cup.

2014 FIS Freestlye World Cup: Silvaplana, Switzerland: Ladies & Men’s Ski Slopestyle Finals

The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup brings together the world’s best freestyle skiers, in the world’s best resorts, week after week.

Slopestyle success whets IOC appetite for new sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – Long before American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday it was clear the new event would be an instant hit. With legions of young followers around the world, the gravity-defying event took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more […]

White out of slopestyle as Sochi opening nears

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – The Sochi Olympics were dealt a blow two days before the opening ceremony when American snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event due to safety concerns, highlighting the real dangers athletes face in extreme winter sports. The news came as organizers scramble to deal with teething problems […]

Countdown To Sochi: Train Like A Champion: Slopestyle

Our corespondent Nick Gismondi thought that since Slopestyle is such a new sport, he might have a chance to make Team USA. Does he have what it takes to make his own Olympic debut with the new sport?

Countdown To Sochi: Slopestyle Course Construction

Earlier this winter, we traveled to Copper Mountain and learned just what it took to make a championship level sloepstyle course.

2014 FIS Snowboard World Cup: Stoneham, Quebec, Canada: Slopestyle

Slopestyle, big air and halfpipe will feature technical aerials, stylish maneuvers and snowboardcross. Parallel giant slalom & parallel slalom will show athletes going head to head to crown the fastest snowboarder on the slopes of Stoneham Mountain.

2014 FIS Freestyle World Cup: Gstaad, Switzerland: Slopestyle

In 2014 Gstaad will welcome the FIS Freestyle World Cup back for the first time since 1993. The mountain boasts an incredible 2000m of vertical drop, with roughly 250km of piste contained within the ski area boundary accessed by more than 50 lifts.18

Winter 101: What Is Slopestyle?

We learn all about the newest olympic sport, Slopestyle, in our Winter 101.

Train Like A Champion: Slopestyle

Nick Gismondi goes head over heels as he trains like a champion with slopestyle free skier Nick Goepper.

2013 New Zealand Winter Games: Goepper wins Freestyle Slopestyle

American Nicholas Goepper took Bronze in the World Championship, but today he gets the win with 94.00 points, besting Englishman James Woods by two, in Men’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle.

2013 New Zealand Winter Games: Woods takes 2nd Freestyle Slopestyle

The Silver medalist from the World Championships, Englishman James Woods, falls two points shy of the win behind American Nicholas Goepper, scoring 92.00 in Men’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle.

2013 New Zealand Winter Games: Christiansen wins Freestyle Slopestyle

Current X Game Champ Tiril Sjastad Christiansen was the only one to crack 90 points with 91.00 in her second run of the Women’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle.

2013 Winter Games: Men’s Ski Slopestyle: American Kenworthy wins heat 2

Gus Kenworthy (USA) finished with a run 1 best score of 91.2 , beating fellow American Nicholas Goepper by 1.8 points. Kenworthy will compete in the final on Sunday.

2013 Winter Games: Men’s Ski Slopestyle: Tjader wins heat 1

Jesper Tjader (SWE) finished with a run 1 best score of 88.80, beating out 2nd place Hunder (NOR) by 2.40 points. Tjader qualified for the final on Sunday.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Maas gets 3rd

Cheryl Maas (NED) finished with a run 1 best score of 80.5, missing the 2nd place spot by 6.5. Maas finished 11th in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Jones gets 2rd

Jenny Jones (GBR) finished the day with a run 1 best score of 87, trailing winner Jamie Anderson by 7.75 points. Jones is a 2 time X Games gold medalist.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: American Anderson wins

22 year old American Jamie Anderson finished with the best score of the day in her first run with a score of 94.74. Anderson is a 4 times X Games gold medalist.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Having fun during a course hold

Here is a look at how the competitors of Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle kept warm and entertained during a long course hold in heat 1.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Blouin crashes

Laurie Blouin (CAN) took a hard crash during heat 1 at the midway point of her run. Blouin received a score of 25 for the run and finished the day 21st overall.

2013 FIS Snowboarding World Cup: Men’s Slopestyle: Tyler Nicholson crashes

Going into his 2nd run, Tyler Nicholson (CAN) was determined to beat his first round score of 18.50. Nicholson ran into trouble as he lost control on a jump causing him to land hard on his side.

2013 FIS Snowboarding World Cup: Men’s Slopestyle: Niklas Mattsson crashes

Niklas Mattsson (SWE) took a hard crash in his 1st run, slamming his helmet against the snow. Mattsson was able to ride away but still looked a bit shaken up as he did not compete in run 2. .

2013 FIS Snowboarding World Cup: Men’s Slopestyle: Yuuki Kadono becomes champ

Yuuki Kadono (JPN) dominated the last Slopstyle of the season, finishing with scores of 88 and 94. Kadono finished his winning season with 1400 WC points. Sven Thorgen finished 2nd with 1250.

2013 FIS Snowboarding World Cup: Men’s Slopestyle: Eric Beauchemin top American

Eric Beauchemin (USA) finished the last Slopestyle of the season with a best score of 30, placing him 15th in the event. Beauchemin finished 10th in the overall standing.

2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup: Sierra Nevada: Slopestyle Ladies + Men Race

Sierra Nevada literally means “Snowy Mountain Range”, and it includes some of the highest peaks in Europe, not to mention the highest concentration of peaks over 3,000m in the country.

2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Sierra Nevada: Men’s Slopestyle: Per Fernvik goes down

Going into his 2nd run, Per Fernvik crashed on the second jump of the course and lost both of his skies. Fernvik was able to walk away from the crash and finish 16th in the event.

2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Sierra Nevada: Men’s Slopestyle: Robin Holub crashes hard

Racing bib number 66, Robin Holub (CZE) took a hard crash is his first run. Holub would finish the competition 13th overall.

American Lyman Currier wins Slopestyle Final at Sierra Nevada

After a first run score of 68.4, Lyman Currier (USA) put all his best moves into his 2nd run to win with a score of 87.6. Oscar Wester finished 2nd with a score of 86.2.

2013 FIS Freestyle World Cup: Sierra Nevada: Ski Slopestyle Ladies + Men Race

The Sierra Nevada, meaning “snowy range” in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,478 meters (11,411 ft).

2013 World Snowboard Tour Burton US Open: Men’s Slopestyle: Mark McMorris interview

Mark McMorris talks about what it feels like to win his first US Open and having a competitor like Torstein Horgmo push him to improve his skills.

2013 World Snowboard Tour Burton US Open: Men’s Slopestyle: Mark Mcmorris wins

Mark McMorris won his first U.S open finishing with a best score of 83.05. McMorris narrowly beat out his rival and good friend, Torstein Horgmo, by .52 points.

2013 World Snowboard Tour Burton US Open: Men’s Slopestyle: Torstein Horgmo gets’s 2nd

Torstein Horgmo looked on point in his first two runs, but unfortunately fell in his 3rd run. Horgmo finished with a score of 82.53, losing to McMorris by .52 points.

2013 World Snowboard Tour Burton US Open: Men’s Slopestyle: American Guldemond gets’s 3rd

Chas Guldemond was the most impressive American skier on the course, finishing with the best score of 81.63. Local American favorite, Eric Willett, finished in 7th.

2014 FIS Freestlye World Cup: Are, Sweden: Men & Ladies Ski Cross Finals

The FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup is an annual freestyle skiing competition, arranged by the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1980. The events currently include Moguls, Aerials, Ski cross, Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions.

2014 SIA Snow Show: Josh Loubek

Slopestyle skiing and snowboarding made it’s debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. What exactly are the judges looking for? We talked to Josh Loubek, head judge of the slopestyle competitions in Russia, to find out.

Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSHUA LOTT (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi. The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but […]

Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadows men’s hockey

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]

‘America, we did it!’ Christensen leads US sweep

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ (Reuters) – Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games on Thursday. Another bumper crowd at Extreme Park were treated to a thrilling display of acrobatics as the freestyle skiers pushed their routines to the limits […]

White opts out of X Games due to Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has decided not to compete at this week’s X Games in Aspen in order to focus on his preparations for the Sochi Winter Games, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Californian, who won gold in the men’s halfpipe at each of the past two Winter Olympics, will represent […]

2014 FIS Snowboard Slopesyle World Cup: Stoneham: Mattsson 2nd

Niklas Mattsson (NOR) finished with a best score of 87.5, losing to race winner Maxence Parrot (CAN) by 7 points. Mattsson was 28th in his previous slopestyle at Copper Mountain and now sits in 3rd place in the slopestyle standings.

2014 FIS Snowboard Slopesyle World Cup: Stoneham: Parrot wins

Canadian Maxence Parrot won the men’s slopestyle with a run 1 high score of 94.5, beating 2nd place snowboarder Niklas Matsson by 7 points. Parrot finished 19th in his previous slopestyle at Copper Mountain.

2014 FIS Snowboard Slopesyle World Cup: Stoneham: Maas 2nd

Cheryl Maas (NED) finished the day with a best run 1 score of 85.25, losing to Christy Prior (NZL) by 4.4 points. Maas finished 6th in her previous slopestyle at Copper Mountain.

2014 FIS Snowboard Slopesyle World Cup: Stoneham: Prior wins

Christy Prior picked up her first slopestyle win of the season after she won with a run 2 best score of 89.75. Prior sits in third in the Slopestyle standings with 1379 points.

2014 FIS Women’s Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Gstaad: Summerhayes 2nd

Katie Summerhayes (GBR) finished the Slopestyle with a run 1 best score of 80.0, losing to winner Lisa Zimmermann (GER). Summerhayes tried to best her run 1 score in the 2nd run but ended up with a low score of 69.

2014 FIS Women’s Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Gstaad: Bertagna 3rd

Silvia Bertagna finished the day with a run 2 best score of 78.6, just missing second place by 1.4 points. This is Bertagna’s first world cup podium this season as she finished 10th in the previous slopestyle at Breckenridge.

2014 FIS Men’s Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Gstaad: Boesch 3rd

Racing bib number 12, Fabian Boesch (SUI) finished the men’s slopestyle with a best score of 84.20 to pick up his first podium of the WC season. Boesch finished 8th in his previous slopestyle at Breckenridge.

2014 FIS Men’s Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Gstaad: Tjader 2nd

Jesper Tjader (SWE) finished the men’s slopestyle with a best score of 88.20, just missing first place by .20 points. Tjader was also 2nd in his previous slopestyle at Breckenridge.

2014 FIS Snowboard World Cup: Stoneham, Quebec, Canada: Halfpipe

Slopestyle, big air and halfpipe will feature technical aerials, stylish maneuvers and snowboardcross. Parallel giant slalom & parallel slalom will show athletes going head to head to crown the fastest snowboarder on the slopes of Stoneham Mountain.

 
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