Ben Ferguson rides at Red Bull Recharged at Mammoth Mountain, California, USA on May 7, 2021.
Ben Ferguson poses for a portrait during the Natural Selection Tour at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson, WY, USA, on 2 February, 2021.

Ben
Ferguson

United States

United States

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Snowboarding

American snowboarder Ben Ferguson has been turning heads thanks to a host of impressive results and some inspiring riding.

Date of birth

January 21, 1995

Birthplace

Bend, Oregon, USA

Age

27

Nationality

United States

United States

Career start

2013

Discipline

Snowboard Halfpipe

Snowboard star Ben Ferguson got an early start at competitive snowboarding. He began to turn heads with impressive results from a young age and inspired riding in halfpipe and slopestyle contests. Ferguson has been into outdoor sports since he was a toddler. When he was six years old, Ferguson's father, the town dentist, put his son on his first snowboard at their hometown hill, Mt Bachelor. He put a sticker on the tip of Ferguson's board and said, 'Go that way'.

Ferguson got the hang of it quickly. He continued riding with his family, including his two younger brothers, and by age eight, he entered his first slopestyle contest at Mt Bachelor. "I didn't know how it was going to go. I hadn't really hit jumps before, but I had fun and kept doing it," he says.