Amy Fraser wins World Cup halfpipe skiing gold in California

Amy Fraser (Canadian Olympic Committee) (with permission)

Amy Fraser of Halifax, Nova Scotia won the gold medal in a World Cup women’s halfpipe skiing event in Mammoth Mountain, California on Friday. In a bizarre set of circumstances, there was no actual halfpipe skiing event at Mammoth Mountain on Friday because of a winter snow storm. So as a result, the results from qualification on Tuesday were used to determine the medal winners.

Fraser won the gold medal with 85.5 points. Ailing Eileen Gu of China won the silver medal with 83.5 points. Zoe Atkin of Great Britain won the bronze medal with 82.5 points. Fraser reached the podium by 4.5 points over Svea Irving of the United States, who finished in fourth place with 81 points.

In the women’s World Cup halfpipe standings for the season, Fraser is in second place with 205 points. Gu leads with 280 points. This was the third of five World Cup women’s halfpipe races this season. The last two are in Calgary, Alberta on February 15 and February 17.

This was Fraser’s third career World Cup women’s halfpipe skiing medal. She won the silver medal in Copper Mountain, Colorado on December 17, 2022, and a bronze medal in Secret Garden, China on December 9, 2023. The World Cup gold medal in Mammoth Mountain will give Fraser confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.  

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