Torah Bright

Torah Bright – the 2010 Olympic Ladies Halfpipe Gold medalist, is arguably the best known female snowboarder in the World today.

Her ultra progressive, technical riding both in the halfpipe and on the slopestyle course have won her much acclaim as well as many competitions.
Torah has grown up sliding around on the snow. She started off life in Australia on a pair of skis but soon took to snowboarding and by 1999 was already a part of the Roxy Team.

As a teenager she competed and often won, against the best ladies in the World and it was a natural progression for her to continue to the very top.
In 2010 Torah Won the Gold Medal at the Vancouver Olympics in the halfpipe event.
Together with the TTR World Tour title she won in 2007, this firmly cements her place at the top of female freestyle snowboarding.

Coupled with the fact that Torah is one of the most approachable and friendly people you are ever likely to meet and the fact that she is also extremely beautiful, this makes her a very firm favourite with the press and public alike.

Torah lives for adventure, challenge and fun!
She loves to set herself high goals and likes nothing better than the feeling she gets when she stomps a new trick.
She also loves to look good and has a great fashion sense.
Torah was the first Roxy rider to launch a signature line and has led the snow fashion world with her eye for funky colours and pretty prints.

Last year Torah took a season off from competition so she could focus on pushing her limits in the backcountry and on film and photoshoots.

This year, she is back on the contest tour.
Revived and inspired by some great powder riding she will set her bar high.

Thomas Krief

Thomas Krief, from Alpe d’Huez (FRA) is, despite his young age, already “permanent fixtures” at competitions around the world!

He is one of the most experimental skiers of his generation and is said to be an exceptional talent who never fails to impress his rivals with high level and progressive tricks.

Thomas started to ski with his father when he was 3 – just around the time that New School Skiing (now called Freestyle Skiing 😉 ) emerged in the US – so quite naturally he decided to make freestyle his speciality.

Quiksilver discovered him already in 1999, when he was still only 6 years of age.

At only 9 years of age he started to competed in the National competitions and took part in the US Junior Open – always accompanied by his father, who has been with him from the start

After completing his studies (by correspondence) in 2007, he started competing on the Freeskiing Tour – in the Pro section!
He impressed the Freestyle skiing world by finishing 3rd in the overall rankings!! 😀

In the beginning Thomas Krief specialized in Slopestyle, but in 2009 he decided to finally go for the halfpipe instead – both diciplines are introduced as Olympic competitions Sotchi 2014 😀

Choice made, today he remains one of the best Freestyle skiing youngsters.

In 2010, Thomas made the top 15 in the world and competed for the first time in the Winter X Games Europe at Tignes.  He was also the youngest entrant!

For many years now, Thomas Krief has trained with the very competitive Freeski Project Team, whi sets the rules at all the international pipe Ski events.

Thomas Krief now trains and travels with Winter X Games gold medalists Kevin Rolland (triple gold medal winner at the Winter X Games) and Xavier Bertoni (gold medal at Aspen), and the Frenchman is today one of the best “rookies” on the circuit.

Thomas Krief: “Skiing is in my life, I don’t remember life before it!” 😀

Anais Caradeux

This petite 21-year-old didn’t start skiing until she was 14, but her career has taken off quickly!
In 2011, Anais finished 2nd overall in the AFP World rankings for halfpipe, after earning silver in front of the hometown crowd at Winter X Europe.
Hailing from the same mountain, La Clusaz, FRA, as fellow WXer Xavier Bertoni, Anais was inspired to start skiing after watching fellow Frenchman and freeski phenom Candide Thovex.

Justin Dorey

The first skier to land the switch double cork 1080 in a superpipe run, Dorey pulled it off at Winter X Europe in 2011 for silver.
He attempted the same trick at Winter X 2012 but came down hard on the deck, dislocating his left shoulder after he bounced to the flatbottom and suffering serious bruising on his right side…
Winner of the AFP World Champs 2011 in Whistler, Dorey is a technical pipe skier who is a contender at every event he enters.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown is an American freeskier specializing in slopestyle and big air competitions.

Originally from Denver region, he resides in Breckenridge – a popular ski area in Colorado and known for its freestyle competitions.

Bobby Brown was the first to land numerous variations of triple-crocked flips in Squaw Valley, California.
Among only a handful to land triple corks, Bobby Brown, was also the first to stomp the Switch Double Misty 1260 and 1440!

Bobby Brown was the first skier to win 2 gold medals at the same Winter X Games – in 2010 – where he nailed both the Slopestyle and the Big Air including landing the first Switch Double Misty 1260 and 1440 in competition!

With 4 gold and 2 silver Winter X Games medals, Bobby Brown is considered one of the most progressive and inventive freestyle skiers of today.

Watch him in 2011 in Alyeska, Alaska in Matchstick Productions’ Attack of La Niña:

Tom Wallisch

Tom Wallisch, originally from Pittsburgh (PA), moved to Park City (UT) after graduating from high school.

He started skiing in 1990 and began competing in freestyle skiing in 2009.

He is only the third skier in history to win Powder Magazine’s coveted Reader Poll and the second to take it back to back (in 2011 & 2012). Only Shane McConkey and Seth Morrison has done that before.
He was also the winner of Freeskier Magazine’s Skier of the Year in 2010 and 2012.

Tom Wallisch is known for his finesse on the jumps and innovative rail skills as well as always spot on landings.
Apart from freeskiing at the highest levels, he studies business @ University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Highlights of Tom Wallisch’s results speaks for themselves 🙂


David Wise

David Wise won his first Gold in SuperPipe at Winter X Games Aspen 2012, throwing a great variety of grabs and unique rotations – all with great amplitude!

He did his best to follow up 2 moths later in Winter X Games Tignes 2012 but ended 3rd behind two other youngsters, Torrin Yater-Wallace and Thomas Krief.

David Wise is married to Lexi with whom he has a daughter, Nayeli from 2011. That makes him the first “daddy” to win Skiing Winter X Games SuperPipe gold 😀