X Games Ski Slopestyle Sees Firsts

New records set in both genders

Jan 27, 2012
Outside Magazine

Both the men's and women's ski slopestyle events saw new records set at the Winter X Games on Thursday in Aspen, Colorado. Kaya Turski became the first woman to land a switch 1080 in the history of ski slopestyle on her way to winning her third-consecutive X Games gold medal in the event. "I was sitting in third place already so I had a medal," Turski said. "That kind of eased it and I just went for it." Tom Wallisch won gold in men's slopestyle with a score of 96.00—the highest ever for the event. The previous record was 95.00. In the snowmobile freestyle competition, also on Thursday, Colten Moore won his first X Games gold medal after tumbling more than 100 feet from his snowmobile in an qualifying run.

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