The first US Ski Halfpipe and Olympic team. Photo courtesy of U.S. Freeskiing.com

In all their glory: Follow the first U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team in history. Photo courtesy of U.S. Freeskiing.com

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, start in just days. Many athletes are already en route and hoping to get a few extra days of practice in before the start of their events, and the U.S. Freeskiing Team is no exception. The debut crew, featuring some of the nation’s youngest Olympic competitors, are beyond excited to show the world what halfpipe and slopestyle skiing is all about—and thankfully, they’re social media fiends. If you want a behind-the-scenes look at life in the Olympic Village or inside the snow venues at the Rosa Khutor alpine center,  we suggest you follow the athletes themselves through one of their many channels. The team also can be followed as a unit on Instagram.

AARON BLUNCK
Event:
 Men's Halfpipe
Hails from: Crested Butte, Colorado
Born: 4/12/1996
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Maddie Bowman; photo courtesy of Instagram

Maddie Bowman; photo courtesy of Instagram

MADDIE BOWMAN
Event:
 Women's Halfpipe
Hails from: South Lake Tahoe, California
Born: 1/10/1994
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BOBBY BROWN
Event:
 Men's Slopestyle
Hails from: Breckenridge, Colorado
Born: 6/5/1991
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Joss Christensen, Bobby Brown, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper; photo courtesy of Instagram

Joss Christensen, Bobby Brown, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper; photo courtesy of Instagram

JOSS CHRISTENSEN
Event:
 Men's Slopestyle
Hails from: Park City, Utah
Born: 12/20/1991
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LYMAN CURRIER
Event:
 Men's Halfpipe
Hails from: Boulder, Colorado
Born: 8/28/1994
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ANNALISA DREW
Event:
 Women's Halfpipe
Hails from: Andover, Massachusetts
Born: 5/28/1993
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NICK GOEPPER
Event:
 Men's Slopestyle
Hails from: Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Born: 3/14/1994
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Keri Herman; photo courtesy of Instagram

Keri Herman; photo courtesy of Instagram

KERI HERMAN
Event:
 Women's Slopestyle
Hails from: Bloomington, Minnesota
Born: 8/16/1983
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GUS KENWORTHY
Event:
 Men's Slopestyle
Hails from: Telluride, Colorado
Born: 10/1/1991
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Julia Krass and Maggie Voisin; photo courtesy of Instagram

Julia Krass and Maggie Voisin; photo courtesy of Instagram

JULIA KRASS
Event:
 Women's Slopestyle
Hails from: Hanover, New Hampshire
Born: 6/7/1997
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DEVIN LOGAN
Event:
 Women's Slopestyle
Hails from: West Dover, Vermont
Born: 2/17/1993
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Brita Sigourney; photo courtesy of Instagram

Brita Sigourney; photo courtesy of Instagram

BRITA SIGOURNEY
Event:
 Women's Halfpipe
Hails from: Carmel, California
Born: 1/17/1990
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JOHN TELLER
Event:
 Men's Ski Cross
Hails from: Mammoth Lakes, California
Born: 3/9/1983
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Angeli VanLaanen; photo courtesy of Instagram

Angeli Vanlaanen; photo courtesy of Instagram

ANGELI VANLAANEN
Event:
 Women's Halfpipe
Hails from: Bellingham, Washington
Born: 10/24/1985
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MAGGIE VOISIN
Event:
 Women's Slopestyle
Hails from: Whitefish, Montana
Born: 12/14/1998
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David Wise and family; photo courtesy of Instagram

David Wise and family; photo courtesy of Instagram

DAVID WISE
Event:
 Men's Halfpipe
Hails from: Reno, Nevada
Born: 6/30/1990
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TORIN YATER-WALLACE
Event:
 Men's Halfpipe
Hails from: Aspen, Colorado
Born: 12/2/1995
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