Snaps from Sochi: See 10 pro skier Instagram reactions to freeskiing’s Olympic debut

February 11th, 2014 by

Last night freeskiing made its Olympic debut, with Dara Howell, Devin Logan and Kim Lamarre standing atop the women’s slopestyle podium in Sochi, Russia. In reaction to the historic event, pro skiers, both Olympians and those pursuing other ventures, took to Instagram both before and after the event, to voice congratulations to the ladies who competed.

“Well, here we go! What a crazy ride my friends. The last two weeks have been emotionally insane with this virus (but don’t worry buggy, I’ll be back with a vengeance when I have a minute)…but I am here, ready to go. I trust that I’ve done everything I could up ’til this point to be as prepared as possible and that was the goal. Flow from here….. Thank you to the amazing and dedicated support crew of therapists, coaches, trainers, mentors, doctors and of course my friends and family for helping me get through these last 6 months. Know that when I’ll be dropping in today and officially become an Olympian, you are all part of that. Thank you Canada for your unwavering support. I love you all! No matter what happens I’ll be repping and got your back. Much love! And send your girl some good luck.” – Kaya Turski (CAN)

“It’s go time!” – Julia Krass (USA)

“Couldn’t be prouder of this girl!!!! @devinlogan 2nd at the OLYMPICS! Wooooooo!” – Keri Herman (USA)

“@anna_segal came fourth! Such an exciting result especially considering the last year! So proud of this girl!! Thanks everyone for sending her such good vibes and #teamawesome for having her back for every step of the way.” – Natalie Segal

“Olympic Silver Medal. Hell yeah @devinlogan” – Nick Martini

“I’m so happy that I got to watch all the ladies kill it today! @juliakrassfreeski I can’t believe how far we have come since the day we met 4 seasons ago! I wish more than anything to have been able to ski out there with you today!! #sochi2014 #daraisaboss @darahowell” – Maggie Voisin (USA)

“The team and I coaching @devinlogan to her first of many Olympic Golds. Go Dev!” – Parker White

“My little sister, @devinlogan is an Olympic silver medalist. Hahahahaha. Fuck yea dev. Way to go.” – Chris Logan

“Congrats to @devinlogan for grabbing the US’s first ever Olympic Medal in slopestyle. And props to #NorthAmerica for sweeping the podium. @darahowell did the best ladies slope run I’ve ever seen, and @kim_lamarre crushed it too. #olympicexperience #soamped” – David Wise (USA)

“Proud of all #SlopeStyle #Freeski girls! @DaraHowell @Anna_Willcox @Suummerhayes @Sochi2014 Thoughts to @Yuki_Tsubota” – James “Woodsy” Woods

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Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.