The Winter X Games are finally here.
It's been nearly a year since the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and now the top winter sports athletes from around the world are here to show off what they've been working on for the last year.
Among them is world-class female snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler.
In this slideshow we'll get to know the real Gretchen—everything from her major victories to her favorite activities, and everything in between.
So without further ado, here's 10 things you need to know about Gretchen Bleiler.