So, with White out (nice pun, eh?) and Canadian gold-medal favorite Mark McMorris nursing a broken rib, there was an opening. And this little-known 20-year old from Idaho went out and won a gold medal.
The 2013-14 season has brought another slate of terrain expansions and new ski lifts. In some cases, the trend of bringing "side-country" in-bounds offers the flavor of rugged backcountry skiing, minus any serious avalanche concerns.
Girls rip just as hard as guys, so it only makes sense that we cover the hottest women's gear, too. Here's what she named best of best in women's gear for next season. No better time than the present to get ready!