It’s no secret that skiing runs in Blunck’s blood. He started out on skis at 18 months old in Crested Butte, Colorado, where both his Mom and Grandpa were ski instructors. He began competing at 8, and by the age of 15 in 2012 Blunck put the freeski world on notice with a bronze medal at the innagural Youth Olympic Games.
Blunck, a graduate of the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy, was a member of the U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Rookie Team for a short while before quickly earning a spot on the pro team. Colorado native Aaron Blunck represented the U.S. at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, finishing seventh in halfpipe.
Since the 2014 Winter Games, Blunck has struggled with some injuries but he has also been racking up finals and podium appearances, including a win at the Park City U.S. Grand Prix in February of 2016.
Blunck has been on of the brightest riders on the halfpipe World Cup tour since 2013, landing on podium seven times on 22 appearances. His hard work put in training throughout all those years paid off for good in 2017 when he first won gold at Aspen X Games in February just to wrap up the season a couple of weeks later with another big win at the Sierra Nevada 2017 World Championships in Spain.