Sam McKeown

Age:: Born August 15th, 1998, 16 years old

Hometown:: Calgary, AB

Top 3 Competition Results::
- 3rd 2014 Canadian Junior Nationals - Big Air
- 6th 2015 Sony Snow Crown - Half Pipe
- 8th 2015 Canadian Open Tour Moonstone – Slopestyle
- Currently ranked 44th overall in the AFP World Rankings


What do you do:: I compete in 3 of the 4 disciplines of freestyle skiing - slopestyle, big air and half pipe. I really enjoy them all but my main focus is slopestyle. For me the best part about skiing is being in the air - no matter whether it’s off a jump, in the pipe or off a cliff - just being in the air is an indescribable feeling. In the off season I like to play football, golf, bike and dirt bike. I also spend a lot of time training by tramping, air bagging and water ramping.

Favorite Tricks:: Cork 9 Blunt, Double Cork 1260

Favorite Mountain:: Lake Louise, COP

Who do you session with the most:: My close friends and the boys on the Calgary Freeriderz.

Plans for the season:: My plan is to get my left, right, switch left and switch right tricks perfected. I also plan to learn more doubles and get them qualified for competition. Going to Whistler this summer will be a big help with getting new tricks and dialing in my current tricks for next season. Next ski season, I want to do higher level competitions and raise my AFP ranking.