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The North Face PPOS

The 2015 PPOS Virtual Comp has a field of stacked judges. Take a look.

Mike Atkinson – Head Judge

PC: AFPMike Atkinson holds many different positions throughout the freesking judging world. He has been named head judge for events such as the Dew Tour, XGames, US Open, U.S. Grand Prix Events and the AFP World Championships. His experience transcends boarders and disciplines. In addition to judging, Mike is also a former member of the Canadian Freestyle Development team, a pioneer and key person in the debut and progression of twin tip skiing. In addition, Mike is also a former competitor at all major events including the US Open, XGames, RedBull Big Air Events and The World Ski and Snowboard festival. Mikes goals with the AFP include helping to inspire and create new events that have developed into slope style and half pipe skiing. —Credit

Jason Arens

Jason ArensAn AFP Platinum Level and FIS Level A judge. Arens, a well known freeskier himself, has 3 years of judging experience. His resume includes judging for The North Face PPOS, Rev Tour, Aspen Open, AFP World Championships, Dew Tour, X Games and Air + Style.


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 Maddie Bowman

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 5.30.28 PMSouth Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman, 21, burst onto the halfpipe scene in 2012, and two years later into the history books by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s halfpipe skiing. In 2015, she took home her fifth X Games medal and other accolades before an injury sidelined her for the rest of 2015.



Mike Riddle

The North FaceBest known for sending it with style, Mike Riddle has been competing in the professional halfpipe skiing circuit for the past seven years producing podium results at top events worldwide. A regular at X Games, European X Games, The Winter Dew Tour, World Cups and other major events he has consistently proven to be top competitor. Mike’s titles include The 2008 European Open, 2010 Winter Dew Tour Champion, 2011 FIS World Champion, 2012 AFP Championships Winner and 2013 World Cup Halfpipe Overall Champion. —

Tom Wallisch

PC: The North FaceThere’s very little hesitation when people call Tom Wallisch one of the most electrifying slopestyle skiers in the game. The jibmaster first got into the freeskiing scene in Park City while attending the University of Utah. After getting his name out with a series of high-octane ski video edits, Wallisch amassed a huge freeskiing following and caught the attention of major ski film companies, who then recruited the progressive skier onto several productions. Wallisch eventually made the transition to competitive freeskiing and has racked up multiple X Games medals, AFP slopestyle titles and Dew Tour podiums. —