Winter Park native Birk Irving is taking the freeskiing world by storm. Starting out in both halfpipe and slopestyle, he has dialed in his pipe run and is a podium threat at all levels of competition. In addition to top World Cup finishes and a World Championship appearance, Irving also has a junior worlds bronze medal and brought home the first ever freeski Youth Olympic Games gold medal for the U.S. in 2016.
Living at the base of Winter Park, Irving hails from a family of skiers who spend as much time skiing together as possible. With a father on ski patrol, a mom who coached alpine racing, and a sister who also competes in halfpipe and slopestyle, it is no wonder he took to skiing at an early age. Irving never had an interest in any other type of skiing other than park skiing. He started sliding rails at age five and did his first 360 that same year. He was determined to be a freestyle skier, and when he got his first sponsor at age seven, he never looked back.
OFF THE SNOW
When not on snow, Irving enjoys the great outdoors of Colorado and spends his summers fishing and downhill mountain biking at Winter Park. He also spends free time bouncing on trampolines to keep in shape for skiing.
- Winter Park Competition Center
- University of Utah
- Years on Team: 5
FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
5th, Sierra Nevada, ESP, 2017
4th, Aspen, USA, 2017
WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS
4th, Tignes, FRA, 2018
5th, Mammoth, Mountain, Calif., 2018
5th, Copper Mountain, Colo., 2016