Commitment to Freeskiing Development and the Addition of Peak2Park Virtual Competition:
Since its foundation, The North Face has encourage skiers and snowboarders to Never Stop Exploring. Founded in 2010, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) provides high-level open-format slopestyle and halfpipe competition opportunities for up-and-coming freeskiing athletes. Some of freeskiing’s top names have competed in The North Face PPOS series, including Gus Kenworthy, David Wise, Nick Goepper, Joss Christensen, Aaron Blunck, Devin Logan, and Maddie Bowman. In 2015, The North Face launched a new virtual competition. In partnership with Rossignol, NewSchoolers.com, Freeskier, Forecast Magazine and Mountain Sports International, athletes across North America can “virtually” compete with one another by submitting videos of their best park and pipe runs.
- – 13 of 16 U.S. Olympic team members competed in PPOS events
- – 11 of 12 Olympic medal winners competed in PPOS events
- – All Olympic Gold medal winners competed in PPOS events
New in 2017, The North Face has expanded the competition to include all mountain skiing and snowboarding as part of the Peak2Park Virtual Competition. Now, skiers and snowboarders can put together their best tricks on the mountain and submit a video of their dream line. It’s the same concept as PPOS, but athletes will use natural features such as gaps, side hips and cliffs to showcase their line choice, fluidity, control, technique, air and style.