Ski

Competition: Big air women & men

Arena: OBOS Big Air Arena, Fornebu

Date: 19th May

MEN

  • Alex (ABM) Beaulieu-Marchand
    Alex (ABM) Beaulieu-Marchand
    Canada / Ski Big Air
  • Ulrik Samnøy
    Ulrik Samnøy
    Norway / Ski Big Air
  • Birk Ruud
    Birk Ruud
    Norway / Ski Big Air
  • Oscar Wester
    Oscar Wester
    Sweden / Snowboard Big Air
  • Alex Hall
    Alex Hall
    USA / Ski Big Air
  • Evan McEachran
    Evan McEachran
    Canada / Ski Big Air
  • Øystein Braaten
    Øystein Braaten
    Norway / Ski Big Air
  • Christian Nummedal
    Christian Nummedal
    Norway / Ski Big Air
  • Henrik Harlaut
    Henrik Harlaut
    Sweden / Ski Slopestyle & Big Air
  • James Woods
    James Woods
    UK / Ski Slopestyle & Big Air

WOMEN

  • Tess Ledeaux
    Tess Ledeaux
    Frankrike / Ski Big Air
  • Mathilde Gremaud
    Mathilde Gremaud
    Sveits / Ski Big Air
  • Elena Gaskell
    Elena Gaskell
    Canada / Ski Big Air
  • Johanne Killi
    Johanne Killi
    Norway / Ski Big Air
  • Sarah Hoefflin
    Sarah Hoefflin
    Switzerland / Ski Big Air
  • Giulia Tanno
    Giulia Tanno
    Switzerland / Ski Big Air

Sponsorer

Sponsorer

Alex (ABM) Beaulieu-Marchand
Canada / Ski Big Air
Ulrik Samnøy
Norway / Ski Big Air

While a relative newcomer to the international stage, Hugo Burvall is attacking it with style and drive. This 20 year old has big aspirations of being the best in the circuit. Raised in Sundsvall, Sweden, Hugo Burvall started skiing at a very young age. Over the years, he’s accumulated a nice bag of tricks that has earned him 2 world cup podiums since he started on the international circuit two years ago.

Birk Ruud
Norway / Ski Big Air

This young Norwegian came on strong in 2017. He won the World Cup Big Air in Voss, Norway, before finishing 2nd overall in the AFP rankings for slopestyle. He’s competed at X Games Big Air both times it’s been held in Norway, finishing 5th in 2017.

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Oscar Wester
Sweden / Snowboard Big Air

Hailing from the same hometown as skiing legend Jon Olsson, Oscar Wester came out strong in 2014, winning both the Jon Olsson Invitational and Nine Knights with a triple cork 1620 safety grab. Brother of former X Games competitor Jacob Wester, Oscar also competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics, where he finished 18th in slopestyle. He only built on that success, which has recently culminated in multiple world cup victories and his participation at PyeongChang 2018 (11th). Oscar competed in his first X Games in 2015 and has also competed at Aspen 2018. Those weren’t his only trips to X Games, though. He’s been twice before to watch Jacob compete.

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Alex Hall
USA / Ski Big Air

An X Games rookie in 2017, Hall (then 18) finished 13th in Aspen and 16th in Norway. He finished 4th overall on the AFP rankings for slopestyle in 2017 and represented USA at PyeongChang. This American grew up in Switzerland where his parents are professors at the University of Zurich. He’s also broadening his mind at the University of Utah at the same time as competing.

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Evan McEachran
Canada / Ski Big Air

This 19-year-old Norwegian is a relatively new name on the international circuit. He started on the World Cup circuit just a year ago, and his X Games debut happened just a few months ago at X Games Aspen 2018. That being said, he’s come in with a splash. His first podium finish on the FIS circuit happened 2 months after his debut and has continued to hit the podium since. His clear talent has garnered attention, and he’s shown it at his first Olympic Games as one of the Norwegian favorites where he finished eighth.

Øystein Braaten
Norway / Ski Big Air

Now one of the best contest skiers on the scene, Braaten earned a convincing Slopestyle gold at X Games Aspen 2017. He backed it up with a win in front of the home-country crowd at XG Norway. Now a two-time winner of the AFP slopestyle title (2016 and 2017), Braaten — who is a native of the tiny Torpo, Norway (pop. 405!) — also was nominated for a 2017 ESPY for Best Male Action Sports Athlete. He added to his medal collection at X Games Aspen 2018 with a silver in big air and slopestyle. Action sports runs in the family: Øystein’s brother, Gjermund, has multiple X Games Snowboard appearances. Both brothers competed in the 2014 Sochi Games.

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Christian Nummedal
Norway / Ski Big Air

Hailing from Hakadal, Norway, Christian Nummedal had his X Games debut at X Games Hafjell last year and continued his X Games run at X Games Aspen 2018 earning himself 5th place. The 22-year-old Big Air and Slopestyle skier earned two victories on the FIS circuit last year and is ranked as one of the top Big Air athletes in the world. These achievements earned him a spot on the national team this past year.

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Henrik Harlaut
Sweden / Ski Slopestyle & Big Air

This three-time XG Ski Big Air gold medalist (Aspen 2013, 2014 and Oslo 2016) is an innovative jumper with an irrepressible personality. The Swede has the most Ski Big Air gold in history. Known for his nose-butter takeoffs, Henrik throws some of the most creative tricks in skiing. He’s no slouch on the slopestyle course, either. He recently won the Dec. 2016 Dew Tour (Breckenridge, CO) event and owns X Games Slopestyle silver. He also took second at the World Cup South Korea Olympic test event in mid-February 2016. He competes in both Big Air and Slopestyle at XG Aspen 2017.

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James Woods
UK / Ski Slopestyle & Big Air

A “dry slope” kid from Great Britain, Woods grew up skiing on artificial turf out in the “moors,” as he likes to describe them. Great Britain’s most popular freeskier, Woods turned heads when he netted bronze after qualifying No. 1 as an XG Aspen rookie in 2013. A good overall season in 2015 saw “Woodsy” finish 4th in the AFP rankings for slopestyle and take another X Games top-5. He had another good performance at X Games Aspen 2016, finishing 4th in Slopestyle.

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Tess Ledeaux
Frankrike / Ski Big Air
Mathilde Gremaud
Sveits / Ski Big Air
Elena Gaskell
Canada / Ski Big Air

The recent high school graduate is a right place, right time story. She discovered skateboarding and a local park called Graffiti Skate Zone. In 2015, she entered an Instagram video contest that awarded a trip to the Exposure Skate Contest in Encinitas, CA as top prize. She placed second, which led to a meeting with Neal Hendrix, which led to an invitation to appear on Woodward TV season 8 and an X Games invite where she finished 7th in her debut at Minneapolis in 2017. She’s studying marketing at Eastern Florida State College in her spare time in an effort to stay in the skate industry as long as possible.

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Johanne Killi
Norway / Ski Big Air

Johanne Killi is off to a great start at X Games: The 20-year-old has medaled in 5 of 6 competition starts (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze in both Slopestyle and Big Air competitions). At X Games Norway 2017, she came through in front of the home-country crowd, taking Slopestyle gold in her second run. Johanne comes from the small town of Dombaas, which has about 2,000 citizens. Her family owns a dairy farm. She won the first big Slopestyle event of the 2017/2018 season, the Dec. 2017 Dew Tour Breckenridge.

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Sarah Hoefflin
Switzerland / Ski Big Air

A late bloomer, Sarah Hoefflin was just a weekend warrior until she graduated from university in 2013. After earning a neuroscience degree, Hoefflin decided to put the “real world” on hold while she pursued her skiing dreams. The gamble is paying off. She picked up the sport quickly and won the 2017 Crystal Globe for Slopestyle. An X Games rookie at Aspen 2018, Hoefflin finished 4th in Slopestyle and took home the gold in Big Air.

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Giulia Tanno
Switzerland / Ski Big Air

This teen surprised at her first X Games, scoring Ski Big Air bronze and taking 4th in Slopestyle at Aspen 2017. Part of the suddenly formidable Swiss women’s freeski squad, the 18-year-old won Nine Queens in 2016 with a switch 1080. With major podiums in both slopestyle and Big Air this season in addition to her X Games Aspen medal, expect to see Giulia contend for another X Games medal in Norway.

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