The Rise | A History of Freeskiing

History is being made this week as the world tunes in to watch Slopestyle and Halfpipe skiing in the midst of their Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. The recognition of the two disciplines and opportunity for slope and halfpipe athletes to take the Olympic stage is a huge milestone for the rapidly evolving sport of freestyle skiing.  This past year the Sherpas partnered with the The North Face and production companies Teton Gravity Research, Stept Productions, and Mountain Sports International to chronicle the people, places and progression that have shaped the sport in a web-series entitled The Rise. Check out the thirteen episode tribute to the history of freesking on the The North Face YouTube Channel right here and best of luck to all of the athletes competing in the 2014 Winter Games!

Don’t forget to watch:

Feb 13th | Men’s Slopestyle
Feb 18th | Men’s Halfpipe
Feb 20th | Women’s Halfpipe