Vail, CO, February 28, 2015 – On Saturday, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) freeskiers showcased their best tricks at the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) Rocky Mountain Free Ski Series slopestyle competition at Golden Peak.  SSCV athletes were joined by fellow freeskiers from throughout the USASA Rocky Mountain Region in this final competition of the USASA Rocky Mountain Freeski Series.

The event was sanctioned by USASA and the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP).  As such, freeskiers in all USASA age classes were able to compete for USASA National Points in today’s competition in the hopes of qualifying for USASA Skier Nationals at Copper Mountain on April 4-8, a season-culminating event for the top freeskiers from USASA regions throughout the country.  Freeskiers ages 13 and older were also able to compete for AFP bronze points to help boost their worldwide ranking to enable them to qualify for entry into higher level events.

The success of SSCV athlete at Saturday’s event provided them with a great final boost in their quest to qualifying for USASA Nationals.

With a gap in the snowy conditions enjoyed in Vail this past week, competitors were able to enjoy a fantastic park venue coupled with ideal temperatures and good visibility.   SSCV skiers were happy to be at home and with this hometown advantage coupled with plenty of hard work on the athletes’ parts, SSCV freeskiers took several of the top spots at the competition.

SSCV Freeski Coach Peter O’Brien said “There is nothing more rewarding as a coach than to see your athletes reap the benefits of months of hard work on snow, on the tramps and at the water ramps, and today was just one of those days.  As a team and as individuals we saw many personal bests.”

“Vail Resorts did an extraordinary job in providing a great venue for the competition in parallel with their tireless efforts in getting the Burton US Open venues up and running”, stated O’Brien.

In addition, our parent volunteers came out in force to make this a great event for the competitors”

SSCV freeski athletes show great promise looking towards the 2015 USASA Nationals in April.

Top three awards and all SSCV athlete finishes by age class are below.

Open Skier Men-Top 3 Open Skier Women-Top 3
1 Cole Pates SSCV 1 Paula Cooper
2 Carson Le Houillier
3 Cal Carson
Open Skier Men-All SSCV Results Open Skier Women-All SSCV Results
1 Cole Pates 1 Paula Cooper SSCV
8 Bobby Sonntag
11 Zachary Fedrizzi
13 Cas Sheridan
14 Aaron Milligan
15 Sammy Schuiling
16 Felix Coudouy
Skier Boys (10-12)-Top 3 Skier Girls (10-12)-Top 3
1 Hunter Carey 1 Riley Jacobs
2 Liam Baxter 2 Ava Surridge SSCV
3 Aaron Cook SSCV 3 Liv Moritz SSCV
Skier Boys (10-12)-All SSCV Results Skier Girls (10-12)-All SSCV Results Skier Girls (10-12)-Top 3
3 Aaron Cook 2 Ava Surridge
7 Jack Ganley 3 Liv Moritz
9 Dylan Boyes 4 Kjersti Moritz
10 Lachlan Crick
14 Adam Eisenhauer
16 Noah Gionfriddo
17 Kai Wember-Brown
18 Ari Diamond-Topelson
23 Owen Grimmer
24 Miles Sawyer
Skier Boys (9 & under)-Top 3 Skier Girls  (9 & under)-Top 3
1 Axl Bonenberger 1 Sloane Thompson SSCV
2 Owen Moore 2 Roxy Surridge SSCV
3 Whitton Hyde SSCV
Skier Boys (9 & under)-All SSCV Results Skier Girls (9 & under)-All SSCV Results
3 Whitton Hyde 1 Sloane Thompson
6 Erik Jaerbyn 2 Roxy Surridge
Skier Men (13-15)-Top 3
1 Ryan Stevenson
2 Duke Yarde SSCV
3 Hayden Smith
Skier Men (13-15)-All SSCV Results
2 Duke Yarde
4 Emerson Lawton
6 Pearson Black
9 Michael Brown
20 Rory Swimm
26 Izak Little
Skier Men (16-18)-Top 3
1 Robby Wheeler
2 Dana Kirk
3 Connor Flynn SSCV
Skier Men (16-18)-All SSCV Results
3 Connor Flynn

A full list of results can be found at

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Founded in 1962 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers, SSCV is the Vail Valley’s oldest non-profit. Today, the organization remains true to its roots by instilling values of character, courage and commitment in more than 600 youngsters who participate in its on-snow winter sports programs each year.  Programs are available in Alpine, Freeskiing, Freestyle, Nordic, Ski Cross and Snowboarding.

For more information about SSCV, visit www., call 970-790-5161 or email