Freeskier Simon Dumont puts the road to the Olympics in perspective

Dumont is one of skiing's great ambassadors

Simon Dumont’s influence and impact on the sport of freeskiing over the course of his 13-year career is undeniable. Dumont led the sport from its infancy to the doorstep of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Having played such an important role in bringing freeskiing to the Olympics, Dumont was clearly disappointed when he didn't make the U.S. team after tearing his ACL during a qualifying run in Park City. But don't think you've seen the last of Dumont. Even after tearing his ACL, he still took another halfpipe run 24 hours later just to soak in the contest atmosphere. And he expects to be back on skis full time in the fall, focusing more on filming than contests, and continuing to push freeskiing forward.

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Photo courtesy Steven Earl/2014 Visa Freeskiing Grand Prix

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