Brita Sigourney, an "All Time Legend" of Halfpipe Skiing, Retires
Olympic bronze medalist and three time Olympian Brita Sigourney announced March 7, that she will officially retire from professional halfpipe skiing. Born in Monterey, Calif., Sigourney is one of the sport's legends, inspiring generations of halfpipe athletes, not only through her skiing but her welcoming and compassionate spirit. A true competitor in and out of the pipe, she is an all-around incredible person.
Sigourney started skiing when she was only two years old, and began ski racing at age eight before she found freeskiing. On her skis, she was unstoppable. Her confidence, work ethic and ability to learn has led her to find success at the highest levels of the sport.
From her 13 years on the team, she has dealt with many injuries, including nine surgeries - but she came back from every single one stronger. Throughout her professional career, she won countless contests, made history with her tricks, and pushed the sport of women's halfpipe freeskiing to new heights.
Her shining star was clinching the bronze medal in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in the slopestyle, but throughout her career, she won four World Cups at Toyota U.S. Grand Prixs ranging from 2011-2018, has 13 World Cup podiums and has five X Games medals. She also attended three Olympics and five World Championships, and has a World Champs bronze medal from 2019.
In addition to her accolades, she also innovated the sport, becoming the first woman to land a 1080 in a complete halfpipe run.
Sigourney wrapped up her career at the World Championships in Georgia. She is one of the best to ever do it, and even though her competitive career is coming to a close, we cannot wait to see what she does next.
Brita by the numbers
- Olympic bronze medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games
- Three Winter Olympic Games (Sochi, 2014; PyeongChang, 2018; Beijing, 2022)
- Five World Championships teams (2011, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023)
- World Championships bronze medal in 2019
- Four World Cup wins (Copper Mountain, 2011; Mammoth Mountain 2012; Copper Mountain, 2013; Mammoth Mountain 2018)
- 13 World Cup podiums
- Five-time X Games participant, the most of any woman skier in history
- Five X Games medals: three silver medals and two bronze
- First woman ever to land a 1080 in a complete halfpipe run in the 2012 X Games
- FIS Junior World Ski Champion in 2010