Local halfpipe skier Taylor Seaton becomes an FIS judge en route to win at the NZ Freeski Open

Local halfpipe skier Taylor Seaton becomes an FIS judge en route to win at the NZ Freeski Open
Local News

By John LaConte

AVON — When the International Ski Federation became involved in freeskiing a few years ago, local resident and X Games athlete Taylor Seaton was pretty skeptical. Fearing the federation would push halfpipe skiing in the wrong direction, Seaton rebelled against the FIS and the organizational changes it brought to his sport.To make halfpipe skiing an Olympic discipline, however, the FIS had to get involved. Seaton accepted that fact and moved on.Last year was a big season for Seaton. After starting off 2014-15 with a win at the NZ Freeski Open, Seaton competed in FIS Grand Prix events, the Dew Tour, …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed