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Athlete Profile: Jamie Anderson

Being considered the best in your business by age 20, no matter the craft, is quite a distinction and brings about a lot of pressure.

But when you watch Jamie Anderson compete in snowboard slopestyle, you know why experts and fans are gaga over the girl from South Lake Tahoe.

The World of Robyn Van Gyn

Being voted one of “Canada’s 50 Coolest People” seems like it might be accompanied by a great deal of pressure, but if you're Robyn van Gyn cool, it’s just another day in the life of being a professional snowboarder.

Paul Thacker used to be a banker. He'd wear a tie to work and sit at a desk all day. His next job was a bit different--he became a professional snowmobiler. Signed by Monster Energy, Paul now wears a black and green jersey to work and sits on a snowmobile.

Gigi Ruf - All Mountain Man

Austrian native pro snowboarder, Christian (Gigi) Ruf, spent 12 years riding for Burton and building their elite brand. In 2008, he left Burton and joined Volcom as a sponsor. As part of the Volcom team, Ruf is allowed more freedom to do what he enjoys most. He’s got his own snowboarding jacket and pant line by Volcom and a boot by Nike.

Alex Schlopy - Not Schlopy at All

At the ripe age of 18, Alex Schlopy is already making a name for himself. Recently picked up by Oakley for sponsorship, this professional skier is turning heads on the slopestyle competitions. In his first season competing, he finished 5th at the Dew Tour in Mount Snow, Vermont and 8th at the Winter X Games Europe in 2010.

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