SBJ/Jan. 24-30, 2011/In Depth

Heating up the snow

Ski Pipe

Simon Dumont:
The three-time X Games gold medalist from Maine is known for his amplitude in the halfpipe.

Tanner Hall: The Armada skis founder and Montana resident has won the X Games superpipe competition three times. » » »

Jen Hudak: The Connecticut-born winner at last year's X Games is known for her clean and solid riding style.

Sarah Burke: The Canadian freeskier has won three X Games golds and was named 2007's Best Female Action Sports Athlete at the ESPYs.

Ski Slopestyle

Bobby Brown: The Colorado-based teenager awed people during the 2010 X Games Big Air competition and followed it by winning gold in slopestyle. » » »

Tom Wallisch: A rising star in slopestyle, the East Coaster won X Games Europe and the Dew Tour last year.

Ashley Battersby: The Chicagoan won the 2008 U.S. Open Slopestyle competition and won the inaugural Dew Tour slopestyle.

Keri Herman: A member of Breckenridge's freeride team, the Montana-born skier has appeared on the Dew Tour podium.

Snowboard Slopestyle

Scotty Lago: The New Englander won bronze in the halfpipe at the Vancouver Games and is a favorite to win the 2011 X Games. » » »

Chas Guldemond: Known as a guy who can win any slopestyle competition he enters, the New Hampshire product was the 2008-09 Burton Global Open Series champion.

Jamie Anderson: The Lake Tahoe product is a two-time gold medalist at the X Games and one of the most talented young riders in the terrain park.

Hana Beaman: The three-time silver medalist at the X Games and Salt Lake City resident has the potential to represent the U.S. in Sochi.

— Compiled by Tripp Mickle

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