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UPDATE (February 5): White has withdrawn from slopestyle to focus on winning his third straight Olympic gold in the halfpipe.
Despite the drama that always surrounds him and the fact that he took years off from slopestyle, White is still the one to beat whenever he competes. The redhead skipped the X Games this year to perfect his slopestyle tricks.
The popular Canadian—who has his own reality show on MTV Canada—was a widespread favorite before he fractured his ribs during the X Games. Still, he says he's improving and on track to compete in Sochi.
With White absent and McMorris injured, Canadian Parrot surprised everyone by dominating the X Games last month with his triple jumps. His gold medal there proved he's a force to watch at the Games.
This 23-year-old American snowboarder is the one to beat in Sochi this year despite her second-place finish in this year's X Games. Anderson, who first won gold at the X Games when she was only 17 years old, simply has more talent and tricks up her sleeve than anyone else.
The 21-year-old from Norway stunned the snowboarding community with her gold at this year's X Games, finally living up to the promise she'd always shown. It will be worth watching whether she can carry the momentum to the big stage.
The talented Canadian snowboard veteran won the slopestyle event at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in 2013. The 26-year-old is always a threat to make the podium.