7. Olympic Test Event
Photograph By Mark Epstein/U.S. Freeskiing
In February, skiers and snowboarders visited Sochi, Russia, for an Olympic test event to try out the venue that would be their Olympic venue in February 2014. Warm temperatures and a lack of snow meant no chance for a slopestyle course, but the halfpipe contest went off relatively smoothly. Pictured here: the men's and women's ski halfpipe podium.