Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) soars over Mammoth's 55' table top jumps. (Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain)
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Dec. 1) – In preparation for the 2013 competition season, some of U.S. Freeskiing’s best slopestyle skiers are hitting Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park. Boasting the most open terrain in the country athletes like X Games gold medalist Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) and AFP overall World Champion Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) have been lapping the park perfecting their runs for the season. Newly back on skis from an injury last January, five time X Games medalist Sammy Carlson (Hood River, OR) and teammates have been utilizing Mammoth Mountain’s 55-foot tabletop jumps and rails to practice for the upcoming season. The U.S. Freeskiing Team heads to Breckenridge, CO on Dec. 12 for the first AFP platinum level event of the season, the Dew Tour.
Top U.S. Freeskiing athletes are training on Mammoth Mountain at their award winning Unbound Terrain Park.
Five time X Games medalist Sammy Carlson (Hood River, OR) is back on snow following an injury last January.
Mammoth has been a longtime supporter of pre and post season training to provide 2014 Olympic hopefuls the best possible home turf on-snow training opportunities.
Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) and Keri Herman (Breckenridge, CO) are some of the U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle athletes that are in attendance.
QUOTES SAMMY CARLSON It feels so good to be on snow and getting my tricks back on point. The weather at Mammoth has been awesome and I am stoked on being here; they always kill it with their terrain park. I’m really working on my run for Dew Tour, Grand Prix and X Games. It’s cool having Tom and my other teammates here to push me. I’m for sure having a fun time.
MIKE JANKOWSKI, U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Head Coach Mammoth Mountain is such a great place to be for the U.S. Team. The park features that they build are always super fun and are perfect for safe progression (to bigger and better tricks). And what makes it even more fun, is the fact that the whole mountain is pretty much a giant natural terrain park from top to bottom. There is a ton of snow here and the park is getting better and better each day as well. This is such a great kickoff to the contest season and the push towards Sochi 2014.