Meet Freestyle Skier

Nick Goepper

Age 19, Lawrenceburg, Ind.

Goepper, who could become a breakout star in slopestyle skiing, one of 12 events on the Winter Games schedule for the first time, grew up skiing on a 300-foot “mountain” and practicing on a homemade snow park in his backyard in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The 2013 Winter X Games gold medalist in slopestyle now lives at Windells Academy in Sandy, Ore.

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