If you don't yet know 2017 Big Air World Championship silver medalist Chris Corning's name, you will before long--this young ripper out of Summit County, Colo. is on the come up - winning his first World Cup Big Air event in Milan, Italy to kick off the 2017-18 season.
Corning began competing on the U.S. Revolution Tour in 2014, and by early in the 2015 season, he hit his first podium. He won the USASA National Championship title in slopestyle that year, and by the 2016 season, he was ready to step up to the elite ranks. He started that season with authority, taking home the slopestyle win at the FIS Audi Quattro Winter Games in Cadrona, NZ. With top-10 finishes on the U.S. Grand Prix Tour and at the Burton US Open, another World Cup podium (second at Spindleruv Mlyn), a repeat USASA title, Junior World Championship titles in both slopestyle and big air and the overall FIS Slopestyle World Cup title, it's safe to say that Corning has made a name for himself amongst the world's best.
Corning joins the U.S. Snowboarding Pro Slopestyle team in 2016, with promises of great things to come. He says, "Riding next to all these amazing athletes will push me really hard. I will be able to follow their lead and see how they do it, incorporate what they do into what I do and try to keep up with them." (monsterarmy.com)
Growing up in Denver, Corning had the opportunity to start snowboarding at the age of seven. He eventually moved to Silverthorne, CO, where he has easy access to resorts such as Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain. Before joining U.S. Snowboarding, Corning trained with the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club.
OFF THE SNOW
When he's not chasing snow around the globe, Corning likes to get on a dirt bike, skateboard and play frisbee golf. He recently started to check out yoga practice with his girlfriend, Jillian Moore.
- Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Years on Team: 1
FIS WORLD CUP
1st, BA, Milan, ITA 2017
1st, SS, Tour Winner, 2016
1st, SS, Spindleruv, CZ, 2016
6th, SS, PyeongChang, KOR, 2016
FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2nd, BA, Spain, 2017
3rd, SS, Spain, 2017
FIS JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
1st, SS, Italy, 2016
1st, BA, Italy, 2016
8th, SS, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2016
1st, SS, USASA Nationals, Copper Mountain, CO, 2016
1st, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Winter Park, CO, 2016
1st, SS, Audi Winter Games, Cardrona, NZ, 2015
7th, SS, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2016
13th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2016