“My parents were the reason I began skiing,” says Park City resident Colby Stevenson. “They loved it enough to start me very young; the first time I ever skied was when I was 14 months old—I had just barely learned to walk.”
Thirteen years later, Stevenson—now a known name on the U.S. Revolution Tour circuit—is a member of the U.S. Freeski Rookie Team. “Freeskiing consists of two events: slopestyle and halfpipe,” Stevenson explains. “I would say I specialized in slopestyle mostly because that’s what I enjoy most, therefore I work harder at it and have more fun.”
So far, Stevenson’s hard work earned him a top-ten finish at the Dumont Cup. “I came in seventh place against all the pro skiers I have idolized since I started freeskiing,” he says.
Stevenson hopes to eventually compete in the XGames and qualify for the Olympics. “I want to make a name for myself in the freeski community,” he says. “Going to the Olympics has been my dream since I was little, and this coming year is the first year that my sport is in the Olympics.”