Upcoming in 2020!

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The Freeride World Tour is one of the biggest skiing and snowboarding slopestyle competitions of the year.
The 2020 Freeride World Tour is packed with today’s top skiers and snowboarders, including Tanner Hall, Ariana Tricomi, and more. — Credit: FWT20 Official Trailer

As we move into a new year and a new decade, 2020 looks like it’s going to hold some great competitions, athletes, and projects. Keep your eyes open in the coming months of the season for these exciting moments!

  • FWT20: The 2020 Freeriding World Tour will begin on January 18th in Hakuba, Japan and then continue spanning across three continents, finishing at the beginning of April to crown the top male and female freeriding skiers and snowboarders of the world. This year’s anticipated top athletes include Ariana Tricomi for women’s skiing, Andrew Pollard and Tanner Hall for men’s skiing, Marion Haerty for women’s snowboarding, and Victor De Le Rue for men’s snowboarding.
  • X Games Aspen 2020: The X Games will take place from January 23rd to 26th in an incredible show of skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snow biking, accompanied by legendary musical guests Alesso, Bazzi, ILLENIUM, and Rae Sremmurd.
Alexis Pinturault is a fan favorite looking to fill Marcel Hirscher's ski boots for 2020.
Alexis Pinturault captured the first FIS Alpine Combined of the season on Dec 29th, proving that he is a very strong competitor for 2020 ski racing. — Credit: FIS Alpine, Agence Zoom
  • FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2020: It’s a new ballpark for this year’s FIS skiing racing season after the retirement of both Marcel Hirscher and Lindsey Vonn in 2019, leaving room for a new reigning man and woman to take over the community. For the ladies, we can expect Mikaela Shiffrin to easily fill this role, and for the men, Alexis Pinturault and Dominik Paris are likely to rise to the top.
  • Some of the other biggest competitions upcoming this year include the Audi Nines in January and the Burton US Open at the end of February, both of which should bring in some of the best slopestyle and freestyle creativity that we’ll see all year.
Cody Townsend started The Fifty in January 2019.
Cody Townsend is on a mission to ski the fifty most iconic descents in North America. — Credit: Outside Online, Blake Jorgenson
  • Cody Townsend is moving into the second season of his monumental project “The Fifty“, his take on attempting to ski the Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America, all without the help of helicopters or snowmobiles. Follow him along on Youtube or Instagram to keep up with where he is in “The Fifty”.
  • Of course, we can expect the annual Teton Gravity Research ski movie for 2020; however, no details have been released yet, but it has been confirmed that there will also be a TGR mountain biking film coming out in the Spring of 2020.
Armada is shaking up skis in 2020 with their new "edgeless" park skis, specifically for use on rails and non-snow materials.
The new Armada BDog Edgeless skis perform incredibly on rails and for street skiers, bringing a totally new ski structure to the industry. — Credit: Evo 2020 Gear Preview
  • A hot item to watch for 2020 is Armada’s recently released “edgeless” skis, specifically designed for use on rails and street skiing. The BDog Edgeless skis have been well-reviewed so far and may spark a new trend for edgeless park skis this year.

We can’t wait to see how the 2020 season turns out as we move into the next decade of skiing and snowboarding, bringing even more daring tricks and skills! Check out these links if you feel like looking back on the last year and decade of news before jumping into a whole new year of awesome:

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