Seth Hill’s Snowboarding Road to Sochi

Snowboarder Seth Hill, Photo by Greg Furey.

Snowboarder Seth Hill, Photo by Greg Furey.

Snowboarder Seth Hill, Photo by Greg Furey.[/caption]Seth Hill, 25, a snowboarder based out of Breckenridge, CO was one of eight male snowboarders to receive formal invitations early in July to participate in the 2014 Olympic Slopestyle selection events.

These competitions — the Breckenridge Dew Tour, Copper Grand Prix, North Star Grand Prix, and Mammoth Grand Prix competitions taking place in December 2013 / January 2014 — are the events leading to the naming of the US Olympic Snowboard Team.

“I am really excited to be included in these selection events,” said Hill. “The opportunity to represent the United States at the Olympics would be an unbelievable honor, and I am going to work harder than ever to make it happen.”

Hill received this invitation as he is ranked 21st in the world on the World Snowboard Tour Rankings. He is the sixth highest American on those rankings.

Dubbed “The People’s Champion” by many in the snowboard community for his friendly demeanor and positive spirit, Hill’s popularity is also reflected in his high social media following – with more than 475,000 followers on Google+.

Hill made his first impact on the professional snowboard tour when he finished sixth competing in the Grand Prix Slopestyle in Mammoth Mountain in 2010. This past winter Seth came in sixth in the Burton European Open. In 2012, Hill received the high honor of being named Snowboarder Magazine Superpark Standout.

While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Seth snowboarded for the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduation in 2010, Hill turned his attention full time to pro snowboarding competition. Seth is sponsored by Sims Snowboards, Smith Optics, and Drift Cameras.

Watch SnowBoarder Magazine’s coverage of Seth Hill at Gatorade’s SuperPark 16 in Mt. Bachelor.

Snowboarder Seth Hill, Photo by Greg Furey.

Snowboarder Seth Hill, Photo by Greg Furey.

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