Joss Christensen – 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist
Commitment to Freeskiing Development:
Founded in 2010, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) provides high-level open-format slopestyle and halfpipe competition opportunities for up-and-coming freeskiing athletes. Some of freeskiing’s top names have competed in The North Face PPOS series, including Gus Kenworthy, David Wise, Nick Goepper, Joss Christensen, Aaron Blunck, Devin Logan, and Maddie Bowman. In 2015, The North Face launched a new virtual competition. In partnership with GoPro, NewSchoolers.com, Freeskier, Forecast Magazine and Mountain Sports International, athletes across North America can “virtually” compete with one another by submitting videos of their best park and pipe runs.
– 13 of 16 U.S. Olympic team members competed in PPOS events
– 11 of 12 Olympic medal winners competed in PPOS events
– All Olympic Gold medal winners competed in PPOS events