With the 2nd Winter Dew Tour stop at Killington this past week and Winter X-Games this weekend, the ski and snowboard contest season is in full swing. If you don’t keep up with this stuff, you should start. Now.
In the ski scene, Tom Wallisch is dominating the slopestyle course, and 16-year-old Torin Yater-Wallace just earned his first gold medal in the pipe. The snowboard competition was just as intense, with Iouri “I-pod” Podladtchikov holding off Louie Vito for the win. Aspen plays host to the X Games again this weekend, where the best in the world will meet on Buttermilk Mountain to show off their latest tricks and compete for the biggest prize of the season. As with anything these days, the easiest way to keep up with all the latest news, results, videos, and edits from the pros is Twitter. Here are the best 17 real athlete Twitter accounts get your daily dose of shred insight.
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Tom pulled down a victory at both Dew Tour stops this season, and he’s filming with Level 1 again this year. He’s the one to watch on the slopestyle course this week at X.
Bobby was in first until Tom stole the show. He’s filming with Poor Boyz this year and always tweets new photos of Breckenridge and links to his latest webisodes from “Bobby’s Life”.
Torin is 16-years old and just one his first gold medal in Killington. He took 2nd last year at Aspen and will be looking to take home gold.
Sammy has been riding well all season, he travels a ton and tweets pics from his adventures as well as new edits. He won at X last year… he’s hungry for a repeat.
Shaun has had his own custom jump and air bag to train on at Keystone for the last month. He’s walking into X looking to take home some more medals.
Vito had gold stolen from him by I-pod last week at Killington. He had the chance to win it back but couldn’t find the right combination for the judges. He’s coming hard at X this weekend.
Torah is a champ in the pipe. She’s also from Australia, and she’s super hot.
Kaya is the best in the world on a slopestyle course. She won last week at Killington and she has won gold two years in a row at X-games. She’s the only girl that films with Level 1.
Travis will not be at X Games this year, he’s busy building the RedBull supernatural course. Follow him to see the insanity.
Torstein is a force to be reckoned with at any contest, but his webisode series “Game of In Your Face” is incredibly entertaining. Follow and catch each edit.