PARK CITY, Utah (Oct. 18, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced a four-stop Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour for the 2017-18 season. Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado, Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire, Park City Mountain, Utah and Mammoth Mountain, California will play host to the next generation of talented riders and skiers in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air.
Copper Mountain and Mammoth Mountain have been regular Rev Tour stops over the past few seasons. This will be Waterville Valley Resort’s second year on the tour and Park City Mountain is returning for the first time in 10 years.
“The resort portfolio for the Rev Tour is consistently one of the best across our events series,” said Eric Webster, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Senior Director, Events. “Copper, Waterville Valley, Mammoth and Park City have some of the best park and pipe set ups in the country and are veterans when it comes to putting on great events for these athletes.”
Halfpipe skiers and riders will kick off the 2017-18 tour at Copper Mountain Dec. 11-16. Slopestyle riders will compete at Waterville Valley Resort Feb. 11-16. Park City Mountain will host halfpipe and slopestyle competitions Feb. 26 - March 2 before the tour concludes in Mammoth March 11-16 with halfpipe, slopestyle and big air. The 2018 Rev Tour champions in all disciplines will be crowned after the Mammoth event.
In addition to the halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events, The Rev Tour and Hole Shot tour will once again be working together to host world class NorAm and junior level snowboardcross and skicross events at Ski Cooper, Colorado on Jan. 25, Sunday River, Maine on Feb. 15 and Sugarloaf, Maine on March 9.
“The Rev Tour and Hole Shot Tour continue to play a major role in preparing young skiers and riders for higher levels of competition,” said Jeremy Forster, U.S. Ski & Snowboard snowboard and freeski director. “With 10 events on the schedule this season and support from some of the best resorts in the country, we’re sure to see these athletes putting down their best performances and progressing to the next level.”
2017-18 TOYOTA U.S. REVOLUTION TOUR SCHEDULE *subject to change
Copper Mountain, Colo. Dec. 11-16, 2017 Halfpipe
Ski Cooper, Colo. January 25, 2018 Snowboardcross + Skicross
Waterville Valley Resort, N.H. Feb. 11-16, 2018 Slopestyle
Sunday River, Maine February 15, 2018 Snowboardcross + Skicross
Park City Mountain, Utah Feb. 28 - March 2, 2018 Halfpipe + Slopestyle
Sugarloaf, Maine March 9, 2018 Snowboardcross + Skicross
Mammoth Mountain, Calif. March 11-16, 2018 Halfpipe + Slopestyle + Big Air
2017-18 TOYOTA U.S. REVOLUTION TOUR RESORTS
Copper Mountain, Colorado Copper Mountain Resort is a staple on the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour as well as the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The resort’s brimming events calendar and dedicated infrastructure are designed to support progression in athletes at every stage of their careers. For example, Copper’s Main Vein halfpipe provides early season training and competition opportunities for national and club level athletes. In addition, Woodward Copper offers a lifestyle and action sports progression center including a 19,400 square foot indoor training facility.
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire The birthplace of freestyle skiing, the first NASTAR races, and roots in hosting the first World Cup events, Waterville Valley Resort is a breeding ground for elite and amateur athletes alike. An official U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team training site and home of the Waterville Valley Academy, it's dedicated infrastructure and quality instruction have produced multiple world class athletes and will host the next generation in its Exhibition Terrain Park. Waterville Valley Resort will kick off the East Coast leg of the Rev Tour for its second season, before bringing the U.S. Freestyle National Championships back east in March.
Park City Mountain, Utah Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only steps away from the town’s historic Main Street. The resort has hosted elite level skiing and snowboarding competitions for over 15 years. Athletes competed on Park City Mountain’s terrain park and halfpipe during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and the resort has supported multiple iterations of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and U.S. Revolution Tour. Next season, Park City Mountain will host events for the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships which is being held in Park City, Utah.
Mammoth Mountain, California Mammoth Mountain has a long and legendary competitive skiing and snowboarding history, hosting over ten years of Toyota U.S. Grand Prix events and serving as the naming site for the 2014 and 2018 Olympic freeskiing and snowboarding teams. Its Unbound Terrain Park boast one of the longest seasons in North America and is an official training site for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team. Mammoth hosted the first ever Rev Tour snowboard big air contest, an event that will make its Olympic debut at the 2018 Games in February.