Freeskier’s 2014 Olympic issue is now available on newsstands across the country ($5.99 U.S.); the issue is also available via the iTunes newsstand. New this season, the iTunes pricing has been adjusted; single issues will be available for download at $2.99/issue. You may also opt for a one-year subscription for just $5.99.
On the brink of freeskiing’s Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia, Freeskier is excited to present this special edition, 2014 Olympic issue (Volume 16.6). This collector’s item, with a cover illustration by Christopher Hotz, is 100 pages thick and packed with Olympic-themed skiing content; enjoy the who, what, when and where in regards to ski slopestyle and ski halfpipe at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Let this issue be your guide—a coffee table reference point, if you will. And once the Games are through, you’ll want to store this mag in a secure spot—a commemoration of this special year and this exhilarating experience.
Among the feature stories inside: The Wise Man vs. The Wild Man—an in-depth look at the contrasting skiing (and life) styles of two Olympic hopefuls, David Wise and Torin Yater-Wallace. Also, a piece on the state of women’s freeskiing, in which we pose the question: “Is women’s slopestyle skiing sustainable?” Additionally, mini profiles of those we deem to be the contenders; you’ll enjoy getting to know the who’s who of Olympic hopefuls. And, of course, profiles on our 2013 Skier of the Year winners: Henrik Harlaut and Maude Raymond. Note: to drive some hype around the release of this issue, the SOTY profiles have been made available for viewing online.
Plus, you’ll dig a special Contributors section, celebrating some of the names who helped the sport on its path to Olympic inclusion; our Olympic-oriented Nibblets; a Destination piece on the Rosa Khutor ski area; profiles of McRae Williams and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand; an exploration of the role of coaches in skiing; a breakdown of the ever-heated judging debate, the Epics gallery and more.