Entire team qualifies for Dew Tour final, live on NBC tomorrow

by Trennon
Feb 14th 2011 - 0 comments

Snowbasin, UT – It was a great night for the Canadian Halfpipe Ski Team as all of our athletes in attendance qualified for tomorrows finals!
Justin Dorey led the charge qualifying in 2nd position, with Mike Riddle close on his heels in 3rd. Roz G qualified 4th in women, and Matt Margetts also made it [...]

6 of 7 Canadians qualify for World Championships final

by Trennon
Feb 6th 2011 - 0 comments

Park City, UT – Occurring just once every two years, the FIS World Freestyle Ski Championships is a chance for competitors from around the world to represent their respective countries in the Freestyle skiing disciplines of moguls, aerials, halfpipe, and skicross.
Today was the qualifying round for the halfpipe event, in which we had 7 Canadians [...]

Two Golds and a Bronze at World Championships!

by Trennon
Feb 6th 2011 - 0 comments

Park City UT – It’s official, Canadian Halfpipe Team skiers have won both the women’s and men’s Ski Halfpipe World Championships!
A serious storm blew in this morning, with gale force winds that temporarily threatened to shut down the event. Despite the typhoon-like conditions, our athletes stepped up to the wintery conditions like proud citizens [...]

Rough final for Dorey as Frenchman Rolland repeats XGames gold

by Trennon
Jan 29th 2011 - 0 comments

Aspen CO. – It was a bit of tough night for the team last night in the men’s superpipe final. Coming off of the previous evening’s Gold and Bronze medal performances by the girls, we were all hoping for a similar result from Justin Dorey, as the way he was skiing in training left [...]

Sarah Burke and Roz G capture Gold and Bronze at Winter X Games

by Trennon
Jan 28th 2011 - 0 comments

Aspen, CO – It can sometimes be hard to tell if the town of Aspen is more well known for it’s ski terrain, its lavish opulence, or perhaps for being the set of the greatest movie ever made (Dumb and Dumber, duh). Regardless, when the Winter X Games rolls into town every January, Aspen [...]

Gold and Silver for Canada at the Breckenridge Dew Tour!

by Trennon
Dec 18th 2010 - 0 comments

Breckenridge CO. – For the second time in as many weeks, an International halfpipe competition was hammered by heavy snowfall. Showing the world that athletes from the Great White North are more than up to performing in wintery conditions, Canadian skiers once again stood on the podium at the Breckenridge Winter Dew Tour!
To set [...]

Canadian Team takes two Golds and a Silver at VISA US Halfpipe Grand Prix

by Trennon
Dec 11th 2010 - 0 comments

Copper Mt, CO
In an complete turnaround from the perfect weather and bluebird skies that blessed the qualifying heats two days earlier, Fridays US Halfpipe Grand Prix Final was hit by clouds, wind, and steady snowfall. Despite these challenging conditions, the event was a great success, particularly for Canadian Team members Roz G, Justin Dorey, and [...]

Canadian Team looks to next Olympics

by Trennon
Jul 20th 2010 - 0 comments

Last month, there was a monumental decision that will change the landscape of halfpipe skiing as we know it.  In a long awaited move, the FIS Congress voted unanimously to present Halfpipe Skiing to the International Olympic Committee, for inclusion in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
The next step of the process will [...]

by Trennon
Apr 19th 2010 - 0 comments

Saturday, April 17th was a great day for the team as they chalked up 2 victories halfway around the world from each other.
In Are, Sweden, our own Justin Dorey was teamed up with legendary shredders TJ Schiller and Ian Cosco, along with filmers Darren Rayner and Michael Clarke, at the annual JOSS (Jon Olsson Super [...]

Roz G takes 2nd at Euro X! Dania 5th, Sarah 6th.

by Trennon
Mar 15th 2010 - 0 comments

Tignes FRA – The final skiing event of the 2010 European Winter X Games, was the womens’ ski halfpipe final.  Large crowds and a perfect pipe made for some exciting and progressive runs, as the field of 8 finalists threw down hard in front of the judges and fans.
Our team was represented by Sarah Burke, [...]

by Trennon
Mar 12th 2010 - 0 comments

Tignes, FRA – If one thing is certain, it’s that 17.500 fans can make a lot of noise! One of the largest, and most definitely the rowdiest, crowds to ever witness a ski halfpipe competition, crammed themselves into the base of Tignes Val Claret last night, and pretty much blew the roof off of this [...]

European XGames begins!

by Trennon
Mar 9th 2010 - 0 comments

Tignes, France – The first ever European Winter XGames is underway, here in beautiful Tignes France.
Our friends at put together a little preview of the event with some video and photos from the first day of pipe training.

Stay tuned for more reports as the event unfolds.
Trennon Paynter,
Coach, Canadian Halfpipe Ski Team

Severe weather forces cancellation of European Open events

by Trennon
Mar 7th 2010 - 0 comments

Laax, SUI – Unfortunately there is not a lot to report with regards to the European Open Slopestyle and Halfpipe finals.  Serious storms on the mountain did not let up for the two event finals days, ultimately forcing the organizers to cancel both events.
Such is the way of sports that take place in the mountains, [...]

Justin Dorey wins halfpipe qualifiers, Dania Assaly 4th in qualifiers.

by Trennon
Mar 5th 2010 - 0 comments

Laax, SUI – Day 2 of the European Freeskiing Open was executed under variable weather conditions on the mountain today.  While most of the team is pre-qualified into the semi-finals, Dania Assaly and Justin Dorey went through the open qualifying rounds today.
Dania, fresh off a big night of birthday celebrations (Happy Birthday Dania!), skied consistently [...]

Mike Riddle and Roz G advance through European Open qualifiers

by Trennon
Mar 3rd 2010 - 0 comments

Laax, SUI – Set amidst the snow covered Swiss Alps, the resort of Laax is one of the focal points of European halfpipe and slopestyle riding.   The 22 foot superpipe and extensive terrain parks make it a fitting venue for the European Freeskiing Open.
The event kicked into gear today with the Slopestyle open qualifying round.  [...]