Who’s Shredding? 6 of the Best Skiers to Watch this Year

As the ski sea­son com­mences and ath­letes pre­pare for the World Cup and Win­ter X Games, it’s hard to keep track of all the awe­some­ness out there. Here are some par­tic­u­lar­ly amaz­ing skiers to watch this season:

Bob­by Brown
The first ski­er to ever win two gold medals in the same win­ter X‑Games, Bob­by Brown is all about big air. The first to exe­cute mul­ti­ple vari­a­tions of the triple flip or triple cork, Brown is a great man to watch when­ev­er there is a jump involved. In the 2014 sea­son, Brown will be the man who has the hops.

Lynsey Dyer
The first woman to be on the cov­er of Freeski­er Mag­a­zine, Lynsey Dyer is the queen of big moun­tain ski­ing. While she is not on the Olympic track, she cer­tain­ly keeps the spir­it of ski­ing and adven­ture alive. She has won many freestyle ski­ing com­pe­ti­tions, start­ed her own non-prof­it for girls, and has starred in dozens of War­ren Miller movies. She is a woman to watch in 2014 because quite frankly, she is always hav­ing fun.

Keely Kelle­her
A new fea­ture of War­ren Miller’s films, Keely Kelle­her is a woman who wears many hats. A tal­ent­ed ski­er, film­mak­er, and ath­lete, she is cur­rent­ly study­ing for a degree in Busi­ness and a degree in phys­i­cal ther­a­py. This year she was one of the start ath­letes in “Tick­et to Ride,” and is con­sid­ered one of the skiers to watch this season.

Pep Fujas
As brand ambas­sador for Patag­o­nia, and a well-known bad ass, it isn’t sur­pris­ing that Pep Fujas made this list. Young, goofy, and always smil­ing this ski­er is known not only for his epic abil­i­ty to catch air, but also for his stel­lar atti­tude. Last year he sat out the X‑Games on account of a knee injury, but this year he will be back in full swing. Known for his inno­v­a­tive tricks and love of com­pe­ti­tion, Pep is def­i­nite­ly some­one to look for this ski season.

strong>Julia Man­cu­so
Dubbed “Super Jules,” by her Olympic team­mates, Julia Man­cu­so is the most dec­o­rat­ed Amer­i­can Alpine ski­er. She has won three Olympic gold medals, and plans on win­ning many more. She is fierce, deter­mined and has not faced the same injuries or set­backs that many have in her world. She is a strong com­peti­tor and is def­i­nite­ly some­one to keep an eye out for in 2014.

JT Holmes
Shane McConkey’s pro­tégé, friend and part­ner-in-crime, JT Holmes is a man on the move. Known for his incred­i­ble abil­i­ty to base­jump with­out fear and with incred­i­ble speed, Holmes is fac­ing his best ski sea­son yet. He has recent­ly been apart of a McConkey doc­u­men­tary that hon­ors his men­tor and high­lights his life. It is clear that this is a man whose pas­sion and love for ski­ing encom­pass­es every­thing he does.