With the Winter X Games XVI fast approaching, the list of invited athletes has been published – and here are just some of them from the Red Bull world.
More than 200 athletes from across global winter sports (including snowmobile riders Daniel Bodin and Levi LaVallee, pictured above) will travel to Aspen, Colorado from January 26–29 for Winter X 16, and then many will head to Tignes in France from March 14–16 for Winter X Games Europe. Let’s meet some of them…
Scotty Lago (USA, Men’s Superpipe/Big Air snowboard), pictured in New York, is currently one of the stars of The Art of FLIGHT movie.
Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI, Men’s Superpipe snowboard) at Snowpark Wanaka in New Zealand last month.
Sébastien Toutant (CAN, Men’s Big Air/Slopestyle snowboard) taking part in last season’s Winter X Games at Buttermilk Mountain.
Mark McMorris (CAN, Men’s Big Air/Slopestyle snowboard) signs autographs at the global premiere in New York of The Art of FLIGHT, in which he also stars.
Seppe Smits (BEL, Men’s Big Air/Slopestyle snowboard) pictured at last season’s Winter X Games Europe edition in Tignes.
Enni Rukajärvi (FIN, Women’s Slopestyle snowboard) poses in a ‘snowcastle’ in Levi, Finland.
Simon Dumont (USA, Men’s Superpipe ski) in spectacular action at Red Bull Cubed Pipe in California in May this year.
Elias Ambühl (SUI, Men’s Big Air/Slopestyle ski) is pictured here with his winner’s medal from the ‘Budapest Fridge’ Big Air event in Hungary just last week.
Bobby Brown (USA, Men’s Big Air/Slopestyle ski) poses for a portrait at the Red Bull snow sports training camp in California in April this year.
Russ Henshaw (AUS, Men’s Slopestyle ski) at the Red Bull Off the Planet event in California last year.
Kaya Turski (CAN, Women’s Slopestyle ski) photographed while attending an athlete summit meeting in British Columbia.
Grete Eliassen (USA, Women’s Slopestyle ski) reaches out at Red Bull Cold Rush in Colorado last March, an event she won in the women’s freeskiing comp.
Daniel Bodin (SWE, Snowmobile Big Air/Best Trick) performs at the recent Red Bull Fuel and Fury event in Chicago. He’ll be joined by Levi LaVallee (USA, pictured with Daniel, top) in the same two Snowmobile events in this year’s Winter X. Don’t miss it!