The 2017 U.S. Revolution Tour returns to Copper Mountain Dec. 7-10. (USSA-Trip Fay)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 6, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Revolution Tour kicks off Dec. 7 at Colorado’s Copper Mountain. The premier contest tour for the next generation of freeskiers and snowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots and elite-level competition. At the first of four stops on the tour, Copper Mountain will play host to both snowboard and freeski halfpipe competitions where future Olympic hopefuls will compete in Copper’s world-class, 22-foot Main Vein superpipe.
The Revolution Tour is an International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned event. Skiers will also earn valuable Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) points at this silver-level event, while snowboarders will earn points on the World Snowboard Tour (WST) at the national-level event.
COPPER MOUNTAIN HIGHLIGHTS
Legacy: Copper Mountain has a long history of hosting high-level events such as the U.S. Grand Prix, FIS World Cup and USASA Nationals.
World class: Copper Mountain’s Main Vein halfpipe is situated above the main base at Center Village, adjacent to the American Eagle lift. The 22-foot walls are up to Olympic standards and it is a favorite for training and competition amongst international, world-class athletes.
After the Rev Tour wraps on Dec. 10, the U.S. Grand Prix arrives at Copper Mountain, where the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders will compete starting December 14.
REVOLUTION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunity: The Rev Tour offers up-and-coming athletes the chance to break into the professional ranks. Skiers earn points on the AFP tour, snowboarders earn points on the WST tour and both earn important FIS points. The Rev Tour also offers an overall prize purse of $67,000.
Tomorrow’s stars: The U.S. Revolution Tour is a much-needed stepping stone between grassroots amateur events and elite-level professional events. American Olympians such as Sage Kotsenburg, Maddie Bowman and Kaitlyn Farrington all furthered their competitive careers with success on the Rev Tour.
REGISTRATION: For registration and more information follow the U.S. Revolution Tour on Facebook.
SCHEDULE The Copper Mountain schedule was adjusted due to unseasonably warm temperatures and delays in halfpipe construction. What was originally planned to be two events for each sport has been condensed to one competition each.
Updated Schedule Dec. 7: Training Dec. 8: Halfpipe Snowboarding Qualifications and Finals Dec. 9: Training Dec. 10: Halfpipe Skiing Qualifications and Finals