Freestyle Skiing

Kate Pettersen - Friday Jan. 10, 2014 18:24 ET

Mike Riddle, halfpipe skier, talks about Olympic dream

View a replay of his chat with Kate Pettersen

Mike Riddle has qualified to represent Canada in ski halfpipe at the Olympics in Sochi. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Canada’s Mike Riddle is aiming for the podium in Sochi. He has pre-qualified for the Olympics based on results from last season and officially punched his ticket with a fourth place finish at Dew Tour in December.

Riddle, 27, was crowned the overall World Cup title winner last season in men’s halfpipe skiing. He highlighted the season winning a World Cup contest at Copper Mountain and won bronze at the Olympic test event in Sochi.

Riddle, who is from Sherwood Park, Alta., will compete in halfpipe finals in Breckenridge, Colo., on Sunday along with his teammates Justin Dorey, Noah Bowman and Simon d’Artois.

Mike joined freestyle skiing analyst Kate Pettersen on Friday to talk about his Olympic dream and the X Games. Watch the replay below.

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