On This Day

Snowboarding in History

Events in Sport

  • 2000-11-11 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a funicular railway catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria
  • 2001-05-23 Marco Siffredi becomes the first person to snowboard down Mount Everest via the Norton Couloir (some share record accreditation with Stefan Gatt)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-01-29 American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • 2013-04-20 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
  • 2014-02-08 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-09 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-18 American snowboarder David Wise wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold medals in Sochi; wins again in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • 2014-02-22 Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals
  • 2014-02-22 After winning the men's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian snowboarder Vic Wild wins his 2nd gold in the parallel slalom
  • 2018-02-12 American snowboarder Jamie Anderson retains her Olympic slopestyle title (Sochi 2014) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, comfortably ahead of Canada's Laurie Blouin
  • 2018-02-14 American snowboarder Shaun White wins an unprecedented 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold medal (previous 2006, 10) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-15 Frenchman Pierre Vaultier retains his Olympic snowboard cross title (Sochi 2014) with a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-17 Czech skier Ester Ledecká wins super-G gold medal at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; later wins parallel giant slalom snowboarding to be first female to win gold in different sports at a single Games
  • 2018-02-22 Women's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Austria's Anna Gasser is inaugural gold medallist
  • 2018-02-24 Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic becomes first female to win Olympic gold medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); skiing super-G and snowboarding parallel giant slalom
  • 2018-02-24 Men's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Canada's Sébastien Toutant is inaugural gold medallist

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1954-04-29 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1972-09-27 Bibian Mentel-Spee, Dutch para-snowboarding athlete (Winter Paralympics gold snowboard cross 2014, 18; banked slalom 2018; 5 x gold World C'ship), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1974-10-11 Terje Håkonsen, Norwegian snowboarder, born in Vinje, Norway
  • 1976-02-06 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1976-06-28 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder (Olympic gold 2006,10), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1978-12-02 Maëlle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder (Olympic gold snowboard cross 2010; World C'ship gold 2005, 13), born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1979-02-10 Ross Powers, American snowboarder, born in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1980-10-10 Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), born in La Tronche, France (d. 2021)
  • 1980-11-09 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
  • 1981-03-05 Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
  • 1981-10-15 Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
  • 1982-09-21 Danny Kass, American snowboarder
  • 1985-03-15 Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder (Gold 2005 Winter X Games), born in Finland

Person of interestShaun White

1986-09-03 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • 1987-09-20 Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 2011, 13), born in Mansfield, Australia (d. 2020)

Person of interestChloe Kim

2000-04-23 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California

Snowboarder Chloe Kim
Snowboarder
Chloe Kim

Deaths in Sport

  • 2009-05-29 Karine Ruby, French snowboarder and Olympic champion (b. 1978)
  • 2020-07-08 Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 2011, 13), dies from drowning at 32
  • 2021-03-23 Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), dies in an avalanche at 40
  • 2021-03-29 Bibian Mentel-Spee, Dutch para-snowboarding athlete (Winter Paralympics gold snowboard cross 2014, 18; banked slalom 2018; 5 x gold World C'ship), dies from cancer at 48