As one of the most decorated and talented athletes in his sport, there is very little that Simon Dumont has not been able to accomplish in his decade long career. From dominating the X games, to making ski films, and even founding his own slopestyle competition, the Dumont Cup, Simon has had his hands on almost every aspect of the sport. Still, there is one big piece of hardware that has eluded him: a gold medal for the USA at the Olympics. With slopestyle being included as an event for the first time in the upcoming 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, Simon may have finally found his opportunity.
A series of injuries and flight delays, which saw him make it all the way to Europe in route to Russia for the Olympic test events, before being forced to return home to Aspen, has put a damper on Simon’s attempts to qualify for the 2014 Games in Sochi. But a world-class athlete like Simon won’t let that slow him down. With an empty super pipe in Aspen to work with, Simon spent the day smoothing out a couple new tricks, including a alley oop 1080 and switch double, which he hopes will improve his run at the upcoming games.
Be sure to keep up with Simon’s progress and check him out at the Olympic games, as he aims to bring home the gold slopestyles’ inaugural run.