SAM GASKIN Squad: Park & Pipe B Squad Y.O.B: 2000 Hometown: Crokenhill, Kent Club: Les Deux Alpes freestyle club @_samgaskin Career Highlights: 2nd - New Zealand National Junior Championships, Halfpipe 2017 3rd - US Junior Nationals, Park City 2018 11th - Junior World Championships halfpipe, New Zealand 2018 11th - Nor-Am Cup, halfpipe, Mammouth 2018 9th - Park City FIS, halfpipe 2018 3rd - Australian Cup, halfpipe 2018 Sam started skiing when he was 3 years old on family holidays in Les Deux Alpes. From an early age Sam competed in both freestyle and alpine however from around the age of 12 freestyle took over when he joined the Les Deux Alpes freestyle club. Sam still competes in the LSERSA and GBR dryslope racing circuit during the off-season. After successfully taking the British age category halfpipe title 4 years running he decided that he would concentrate on halfpipe skiing. He trains with Team Park City in Utah during the winter seasons and then chases the winter by heading out to Cardrona, New Zealand for their winter season. He regularly competes on the US circuit in the Rev Tour Elite and Nor-Am Cup competitions. He made his Junior World Championships debut in Cardrona in 2018 where he placed 8th in the qualifying round and narrowly missing out on a top ten in the finals finishing 11th place.