Life
by ColoBroRado on January 26, 2012

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.

For general news, contest results, new videos, and more from the industry, check out nine more extreme sports Twitter accounts from our friends over at Active Junky.

Tom Wallisch
@twallisch


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 Brown
@Bobby_Brown1

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 Yater-Wallace
@Torin_Wallace


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 Carlson
@SammyCskiing


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 White
@Shaun_White


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. 

Louie Vito
@louievito


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 Bright
@torahbright


Torah is a champ in the pipe.  She’s also from Australia, and she’s super hot.

Kaya Turski
@kayaturski


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 Rice
@travrice


Travis will not be at X Games this year, he’s busy building the RedBull supernatural course.  Follow him to see the insanity. 

Torstein Horgmo
@torsteinhorgmo


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. 

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Colby James West
@colbyjameswest


Colby likes to compete, he likes to film, he likes to do impersonations… and he’s pretty damn funny. Just look at his background skin.

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa
@sageAdventure


Sage is a big mountain ripper and an Instagram fiend.  You can usually catch a nice Alaskan sunset or fresh powder line in one of his tweets.

Grete Eliassen
@GRETEGIRL


G-Baby is an incredible skier, a competitor at X-Games, and a total babe.  Follow her for new edits that include Keri Herman and Meg Olenick as well. 

Mike Douglas
@MikeDski

Big mountain skier and Salomon Freeski TV producer Mike Douglas spends a lot of time in Whistler.  Follow him and you’ll be the first to catch new episodes. 

Scotty Lago
@scottylago


First off, the dude is hilarious. Second, he’s an olympic medalist, world traveler, Frends headphones owner, and a big game hunter. 

Jeremy Jones
@JeremyJones


Jeremy shreds all over the world, and he founded Protect Our Winters, a self-explanatory non-profit.  He tweets photos of some of the deepest pow out there and sneak peaks of new Jones snowboards.

Gretchen Bleiler
@gretchenbleiler


Even though she is married, she’s still a super hot pro chick snowboarder and an avid tweeter / photo taker.