Commitment to Freeskiing Development and the Addition of Peak2Park Virtual Competition:
Since its foundation, The North Face has encouraged 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 2014, The North Face launched a new virtual competition. In partnership with Rossignol, NewSchoolers.com, Freeskier, Forecast Magazine and Mountain Sports International, competitors across North America were able to “virtually” compete with one another by submitting videos of their best park and pipe runs. 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 from North America and Europe can put together their best clips and submit a video of their dream run. It’s the same concept as PPOS, but competitors will use natural features such as gaps, side hits and cliffs to showcase their skills. For All Mountain Open Series (AMOS) competitors, any mountain feature outside the terrain park is fair game.