Jamie Burge

Jamie Burge first made a name for herself as the girl who hucked road gaps and threw backflips off the Palisades at Squaw Valley (open up a ski magazine a few years back and there's Burgie sending it over a moving train on Donner Pass). Still, her career has been a roller coaster of ups and downs where Powder Award nominations are followed by blown ACLs. One thing remains constant: her what-you-see-is-what-you-get persona. There is no sucking up to please sponsors or smiling pretty for powder shots. Burge is the girl next door who rips ... and who is frequently banned from the seediest bar in Tahoe. (Photo: Bill Stevenson)