Six of Freestyle’s seven medallists are on the road towards the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Speer-heading the women will be Sochi Gold Medallists Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Moguls) and Dara Howell (Slopestyle), Silver Medallist Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Moguls) and Bronze Medallist Kim Lamarre (Slopestyle).
The men’s side will be lead by two Sochi Silver Medallists; Mikaël Kingsbury (3x FIS Overall World Cup Champion) in Moguls and Mike Riddle (2011 FIS World Champion) in Halfpipe.
“I have four years and many competitions between now and Korea,” said Mikaël Kingsbury. “I’ve still got so much to learn and heights I want to reach. I want to have tricks that have never been done before by the time of the next Olympics.”
“We will miss Alex Bilodeau’s precedent-setting example of being a 2x Olympic Champion, said CFSA’s High Performance Director David Mirota, “but our Sochi Olympians are stepping into their leadership roles. The team is a great mix. Athletes who podiumed in Sochi, strong top ten results, and the Development team pushing from below… It’s encouraging for our future. 2018 in Korea is already in the works.”
For a full list of 2015 Freestyle Team members, see www.FreestyleSki.com
Photo of summer training courtesy of FreestyleSki.com
SnowOnline editor: Lori Knowles