CelebSecrets4U is in Aspen covering X Games Aspen 2016 and we are giving you the breakdown on what you can expect from the world’s best as they battle it out for a podium spot in Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle.
The Slopestyle course is approximately 1,700 feet long with six features and a vertical drop of 290 feet. Snowboarders will attempt multiple tricks throughout their run on specifically designed jumps, rails, boxes, and other obstacles. The Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle competition is a final-only format where in the final, each snowboarder takes three runs and the rider with the single best score wins.
CelebSecrets4U caught up with 3x defending gold medalist Silje Norendal earlier this week to talk about the big competition! In our interview, the 22-year-old athlete told us about what she’s looking forward to most this X Games, pre-competition rituals, and what its like to have X Games come to her hometown of Oslo, Norway this February. She even dished about her riding playlist and her beauty and fashion tips he swears to live by — make sure to watch the full video below!
The Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle final airs Friday, January 29th @ 12PM ET on ESPN3. To get excited for the competition, CelebSecrets4U is giving you our predictions on who will win big at the event. Check out the predictions below…
1st place — Silje Norendal
Silje Norendal is the three-time defending X Games Snowboard Slopestyle gold medalist entering 2016 (Tignes 2013, Aspen 2014 and 2015). For three years, she has proven that she deserves the gold. Although Jamie Anderson may be giving her a run for her money, we believe Silje will have a few tricks up her sleeve (just as she said in our interview above!). No one is taking this gold from her.
2nd place — Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson is the most decorated rider in Slopestyle history with 10 X Games medals; four of them being gold. She is medaled in every X Games Slopestyle appearance and the most medaled athlete in X Games Slopestyle history, male or female. Although she has the most medals in this category, she’s placed 2nd for the last three years and is after the gold. We still believe Silje will win the gold because it’s been 3 years in a row and she knows what she wants, but we’re sure it’ll be a close call between the two.
3rd Place — Spencer O’Brien
Spencer O’Brien has 4 X Games medals and has placed bronze for the last three years. She’s definitely a favorite on the podium! Spencer has tough competition on the slopes, but we know she can hold her own. She says that her 10th year competing at X Games Aspen is a big milestone for her and that she’d love to finally score X Games gold, but that her biggest goal is to ride her best and be happy with that, no matter the outcome.