Yes friends, it’s that time of year again: time to sit back and soak up the hard work of a handful of select skiers as they shake what their mother gave them in the streets (and the backcountry, and beyond). It’s time for X Games Real Ski 2021!
This year’s Real Ski rider selection, as well as shot selection, might be the contest’s most diverse yet. Taylor Lundquist takes the rare honor of first woman to submit a Real Ski edit, while Lupe Hagearty delivers with a feel-good vibe grounded with some massive street features. Freewheelin’ Norwegian Ferdinand Dahl comes out of left field with some nasty urban and what must be the first park-shot jump in a Real Ski edit, and freeski legend Tanner Hall throws his hat into the ring with the most backcountry edit since, well, since this contest was called Real Ski Backcountry. Finally, Alex Hall goes bananas in a street edit that’s as creative as it is technical, with a few huge BC hits for good measure, while Alex Hackel crosses the finish line with an edit that can only be described as a cinematic experience.
Without further ado, here’s the 2021 X Games Real Ski field. Once you’ve watched all the edits, head over to the X Games site to cast your vote for the Fan Favorite. Voting ends February 28.