Alex Deibold is as comfortable in the halfpipe as he is on the snowboard cross course, yet when he took third at the U.S. Champships in 2007, the Stratton Mountain School grad stamped his name on the competitive world of SBX. According to the man himself, you ride because "snowboarding is fun—and when you compete, you're pushed to improve whether you want to or not." Deibold continued to have his fun at the start of 2011 by taking a seventh-place finish on the World Cup, which landed him a ticket to World Championships. He capped his season with a fifth at the Stoneham World Cup—his best race of his World Cup career (at the time). The 2012 season saw Deibold seal another X Games spot. In February of 2013 Deibold made the breakthrough he was looking for. He placed second at the FIS World Cup on the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia, snagging his first World Cup podium. In a world of tough competition and deep fields of competitors, Deibold made finals at four out of five World Cup starts in 2013.
- 2014 World Cup, Vallnord, Andorra - 10th
- 2013 World Cup, Lake Louise, Quebec, Canada - 3rd
- 2013 World Cup, Montafon, Austria - 39th
- 2013 Nor-Am Cup, Park City, Utah - 4th
- 2013 World Cup, Sochi, Russia - 2nd
Things To Know:
1. Deibold has been hooked on snowboarding ever since his mom gave him a purple and green Burton Air 128 for Christmas at the age of four. He said he loved hitting jumps so much that, at age eight, he had to enter a slopestyle contest when one came to town.
2. Off the snow, Deibold enjoys anything outdoors from mountain biking, rock climbing and surfing.
3. The dangers of boarder cross have not escaped Deibold, In a race in Switzerland back in 2011, Deibold shattered a finger bone into 13 pieces when another rider rode over his left hand.
4. The 2014 Winter Games will be Deibold's first-ever as a competitor, however, in 2010, he went to Vancouver as a backup and as a wax technician for the SBX team.