COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec.1, 2015) – The 2016 U.S. Revolution Tour kicks off Dec. 7 at Copper Mountain, Colorado. As the premier contest tour for the next generation ofsnowboarders, the Rev Tour serves to bridge the gap between grassroots competitions and the elite-level professional competitions. At the first of four stops on the tour, Copper Mountain will play host to back-to-back halfpipe competitions forsnowboarders. Future Olympic hopefuls will compete in Copper’s world-class, 22-foot superpipe. The Revolution Tour is an International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned event, offering amateur athletes a chance to earn valuable points. Snowboarders will earn points on the World Snowboard Tour (WST).
COPPER MOUNTAIN HIGHLIGHTS
- Legacy: Copper Mountain has a long history of hosting premier freestyle events such as the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, FIS World Cup and USASA Nationals.
- World Class: Copper Mountain’s halfpipe is situated conveniently above the main base at Center Village, adjacent to the American Eagle lift. The 22-foot walls are up to Olympic standards and it is a favorite for training and competition amongst international, world-class athletes.
REVOLUTION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Opportunity: The Rev Tour offers up-and-coming athletes the chance to break into the professional ranks. Snowboarders earn points on the WST tour and both earn important FIS points. The Rev Tour also offers an overall prize purse of $67,000.
- Tomorrow'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 and Kaitlyn Farrington all furthered their competitive careers with success on the Rev Tour.
2015-16 U.S. Revolution Tour Schedule
Dec. 7-11, 2015 Copper Mountain, CO Halfpipe x 2
Jan. 26-31, 2016 Mammoth Mountain, CA Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air
Feb. 29- Mar. 5, 2016 Winter Park, CO Slopestyle x 2
Mar. 14-18, 2016 Seven Springs, PA Halfpipe, Slopestyle
Feb. 20-21, 2016 Ski Cooper, CO Snowboardcross
Mar. 18, 2016 Squaw Valley, CA Snowboardcross