Seven Springs Hosting Final Rev Tour Stop
SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 12, 2016) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour will take place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort this week; it will also serve as the FIS NorAm finals for the 2015-2016 season.
Up-and-coming Olympic hopefuls will compete in Seven Spring’s highly regarded terrain park and superpipe in both slopestyle and halfpipe competitions. The Revolution Tour is an International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned event, offering amateur athletes a chance to earn valuable points: skiers will earn points on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals Tour (AFP), where the Revolution Tour serves as a sliver-level event, while snowboarders will earn points on the World Snowboard Tour (WST) where the Rev Tour qualifies as a national event.
For the snowboarders, the Seven Springs stop of the Rev Tour will also serve as a stop on the World Rookie Tour, which has held previous stops in Norway, Japan and Chile, amongst others. The top three male and female snowboarders in both halfpipe and slopestyle from the Seven Springs event will earn invites to the Volkl World Rookie Final in Austria on April 1.
Freeski and snowboard competition takes place at Seven Spring's Ride7Springs Parks (Ride7Springs)
American halfpipe snowboarder Ryan Wachendorfer (Edwards, CO) leads the overall Rev Tour points list heading into the finale, while Brett Moody (Anchorage, AK) and Hailey Mattingley (Sandy, UT) are leading in slopestyle.
American halfpipe skier Abigale Hansen (June Lake, CA) leads the overall Rev Tour points list for the ladies, while Nadia Gonzales (Keystone, CO) leads in slopestyle. American slopestyle skier Cody Cirillo (Breckenridge, CO) leads the points list for the men.
HIGHLIGHTS – Seven Springs
COMMITMENT: Seven Springs is an SPT (Snow Park Technologies) partner committed to the growth and progression of their terrain parks and pipes. The dedicated Ride7Springs park crew maintains seven parks and a 22’ superpipe.
ACCESSIBILITY: Just an hour from Pittsburgh and under three hours from several major cities, Seven Springs is the premier Mid-Atlantic destination for freestyle snowboarding and skiing.
HIGHLIGHTS – Revolution Tour
OPPORTUNITY: The Rev Tour offers up-and-coming athletes the chance to break into the professional ranks. Skiers earn points on the AFP tour, snowboarders earn points on the WST tour and both earn important FIS points. Snowboard podium finishers from the Seven Springs event will earn invites to the World Rookie Fest in Austria. The Rev Tour also offers an overall prize purse of $67,000.
TOMMORROW’S STARS: The U.S. Revolution Tour is a much-needed stepping stone between grassroots amateur events and elite-level professional events. American Olympians such as Sage Kotsenburg, Maddie Bowman and Kaitlyn Farrington all furthered their competitive careers with success on the Rev Tour.
SCHEDULE: For a detailed schedule click here.
Monday, March 14 – Registration, Freeski and Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle Training
Tuesday, March 15 – Registration, SB Halfpipe Qualifications and Finals, FS/SB Slopestyle Training
Wednesday, March 16 – Registration, SB Slopestyle Qualifications and Finals, FS/SB Halfpipe Training
Thursday, March 17 – Registration, Freeski Halfpipe Qualifications and Finals, FS/SB Slopestyle Training
Friday, March 18 – Freeski Slopestyle Qualifications and Final