On a mainly overcast day in Aspen, it seemed the majority of the field were struggling with the course – which, if we’re being honest, wasn’t particularly inspiring. After Eric Willett set down a marker with his first run, the slams just kept coming. Not from Torstein Horgmo, though, who was riding way down the gears and rarely spinning more than a 180. Granted, he isn’t at full fitness, but surely someone else could have subbed for him as Darcy Sharpe did in the Big Air?
Mark McMorris – 1st, X Games Men’s Slopestyle
Sebastien Toutant got his run together, “coming correct” as the commentators were (overly) fond of saying. On both rails and kickers, he was his ridiculously consistent self. The combinations of switch backside hardway 270s on and heavy triple corks made him an early favourite.