Mark McMorris has had a couple of very good seasons of late. The big air and slopestyle specialist was the first rider ever to land a backside triple cork 1440 and is the current reigning Winter X Games champion in slopestyle, having won the event for the last two years. He also beat Torstein Horgmo to take the US Open title earlier this year. Unsurprisingly he’s going into this season as one of Canada’s main hopes for Olympic gold, alongside his good friend (and fellow Canuck) Seb Toots, and on his current form, he’s bound to start as bookies favourite. Not only that, but Mark has apparently hooked up with pro surfer Coco ho, which will give the mainstream media a perfect Posh & Becks-style ‘super-couple’ story should he do well.
As well as his Olympic endeavours, Mark will be featuring in the Burton [Snowboarding] movie(s) this year.