Freestyle skiing will bring a new discipline to the Sochi Games in the form of slopestyle. Combining jumps and rails, slopestyle is set to leave a mark on the Games as a fan favorite. Recap this past season with slopestyle's Road to Sochi.
Breckenridge, Colo. resident, Keri Herman, just missed the podium at Dew Tour in her hometown, but didn’t let that slow down her Sochi momentum. She continued on to take the slopestyle title in her hometown at the U.S. Grand Prix, along with fellow Breck local, Bobby Brown.
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Leader of the pack
Nick Goepper was the first American to clinch his spot on the inaugural U.S. Olympic freeski team, with a second place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix World Cup slopestyle freestyle skiing finals in Frisco, Colo., following a first place finish at Dew Tour.
Age is just a number
Maggie Voisin kicked off her Road to Sochi on her 15th birthday. Taking home a third place at Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo. the newly turned 15-year-old went on to earn her spot as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team—and the youngest U.S. Winter Olympian since 1972.
Australian Russ Henshaw kicked off his season with a third place finish at Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo. He's regarded as one of the most talented slopestyle skiers of this generation who pushes the boundaries of his sport.
No poles, no problem
Nick Goepper shows off his style while throwing down on the slopestyle course during the U.S. Grand Prix World Cup at Copper Mountain. Goepper has been skiing without poles due to an injury he suffered in New Zealand during the summer. However, despite the lack of equipment he shows no lack in stability on his Road to Sochi.