Women's podium at the 2024 Mammoth Grand Prix World Cup halfpipe contest at Mammoth Mountain, California.
For the first time in nearly three years, Eileen Gu isn't at the center of this photo. Amy Fraser is—with Gu in second and Zoe Atkin in third. Chad Buchholz/FIS

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Mammoth World Cup halfpipe: Amy Fraser breaks Eileen Gu’s streak as Alex Ferreira’s continues

By: Ethan Stone February 03, 2024

The third World Cup halfpipe event of the 2023/24 season was stymied by a storm, as wind and snow forced the cancellation of the finals of the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain, California on 2 February, 2024.

The results from qualifications were carried over instead. On the women’s side, this led to a major shake-up as Canada’s Amy Fraser claimed first place, ahead of Eileen Gu in second and Zoe Atkin in third.

This marked the end of an impressive streak for Gu, who had won the last nine straight World Cup halfpipe events. Still, second place isn’t bad—and she’s still made the podium in the last 15 straight FIS-sanctioned contests.

It’s definitely the right call that we’re not skiing in this crappy weather today, but maybe it doesn’t feel like a true win. But coming into qualis we definitely knew it was a possibility that we wouldn’t be able to have finals, so the goal there was to throw down and win the day. I’m super stoked. I’ll take the win for sure, even if it doesn’t feel like a true, true win.
Amy Fraser
Svea Irving competes at the 2024 Mammoth U.S. Grand Prix.
Svea Irving landed in fourth place in the women's contest. Buchholz/FIS

On the men’s side, Alex Ferreira continued what’s been a perfect season for him so far as he won his third straight WC contest. Hunter Hess took second place and Nick Goepper came in third to complete an American sweep of the men’s podium.

It all comes down to hard work. I’ve been putting in lots of time in the gym and the skating rink and on rollerblades, doing everything that I possibly can. And to see all my hard work pay off is just the most beautiful thing I could ever ask for.
Alex Ferreira
Alex Ferreira competes at the 2024 Mammoth U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe contest.
Alex Ferreira on his way to another W. Buchholz/FIS

The 2023/24 halfpipe World Cup season comes to an end later this month with back-to-back contests in Calgary, Canada on 15–17 February.

Alex Ferreira doesn't mix, Hunter Hess reps Magma and Nick Goepper skis in jeans. Buchholz/FIS