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34 years old

From his first ski run at Squaw Valley at the age of 2, Cody Townsend knew he had found his passion. He spent his early years chasing legends like Shane McConkey and Kent Kreitler around his home mountain before being recognized in his own right as an up-and-coming big mountain skier. Since turning pro a decade ago, Cody has constantly pushed the limits of fun and adventure. From skiing what some have called “the most insane ski line ever” to adventuring in the Arctic and hanging in the backcountry with his buds, Cody embodies what skiing was meant to be: a journey of exploration and relentless passion in the company of friends.

  • 1st Place - Swatch Big Mountain Pro Invitational 2010
  • 2nd Place - Swatch Big Mountain Pro Invitational 2008
  • 3rd Place - Freeride World Tour Verbier Extreme 2008
  • 1st Place - Freeride World Qualifier Mammoth 2008
  • 1st Place - Swatch Skier's Cup 2012 *Team Captain
  • 1st Place - Swatch Skier's Cup 2014n

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Salomon Freeski TV Season 9 Teaser

Salomon Freeski TV is back for its 9th season. This year we reached further and dug deeper to bring you the films that you've come to expect, as well as an all-new immersive multimedia experience that will bring you closer than ever to the action. Don't believe us? The trailer for Season 9 should change your mind. MUSIC ‘I’m Gonna Do My Thing’ By Royal Deluxe Courtesy of The Music Bed

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Digital Download Available in Early October, visit for more info. Executive Producers: Cody Townsend and Team Thirteen Directed and Edited by: Matt Sheridan Principle Cameraman: Matt Sheridan and Athan Merrick Artist: Nick Franchi Trailer Music by Todd Casper Color Correction: Lindon Williams

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Line of the Year by Cody Townsend

Crazy and beautiful line of the year for the skier Cody Townsend!

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BACKCOUNTRY SLOPESTYLE - Highlights of the day

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Skiing - Chasing Powder - Swatch Proteam freeskiers - Richard Permin

"Chasing Powder" is an exclusive Swatch web series featuring Swatch Proteam freeskiers Richard Permin (FRA) and Cody Townsend (USA) as they travel the world searching for perfect conditions.  

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