Featured Champions

15 -18 Division, Boarder Division

Holden Samuels

Athlete Details:

Age:  16
Division: 15-18 Boy's Snowboard
Home Town:  Big Sky, MT
Home Mountain:  Big Sky
Team:  Big Sky Freeride Team

Freeriding Titles

  • 2016 NORAM Champion

Describe a highlight moment from your 2015 IFSA season.

 A highlight moment from my 2016 IFSA season was during the weekend of the Targhee regional comp. It snowed quite a bit that night and this wall of cliffs had just opened up the morning our team got there. All day before the comp we just got to session these cliffs, moving up from 15 feet, 20 feet, to 30 feet. It was one of the most fun days of the season, it was like landing in a bathtub the landings were so deep. It also was the first time I had ever hit any cliffs that big, so it was a huge day.

Where can you be found when you are not freeriding?

When I am not riding you can find me making tackles on the football field, waterskiing at the lake, flipping out on the trampoline, and chilling in my hammock.

What topic makes you fired up?

A topic that really grinds my gears is being "PC".

What would you like to see change in the world and how can you make it happen?

I would like to see less discrimination of snowboarding in the world, and I can make that happen by continuing to show the world how awesome in is.

Tell us something about yourself that is unusual or little known.

I love country music.

Shout Outs



2023 IFSA North American Qualifiers

  • Backcountry Access
  • Flyin Ryan Hawks
  • CAST
  • Western Colorado University
  • SHRED Optics
  • Booking.com
  • My Wicked Dude
  • Skicom For Freeskiers 1