The time has finally come! Snowboard halfpipe has been an Olympic sport for some time and many people have been campaigning the IOC for the inclusion of skiing halfpipe as well. Today the IOC finally made their much delayed announcement that YES it will be included. It’s a great day for the sport in so many ways as it will open the door to more government funding for many athletes and expose the sport of freeskiing to an enormous audience. For a photographer like myself it also brings potential to make sales to some more mainstream clients. Interesting times lay ahead and you can guarantee that I will be on the side of the pipe in Russia in 2014 so stay tuned for some photos !