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Getting to know Leo Ahrens

If you've never heard of 17-year-old Leo Ahrens, you will be hearing a lot more about him soon.

Updated: January 6, 2011, 3:12 PM ET
By Gabe Glosband

There seems to be a natural progression for most freeskiers: learn how to ski park, compete until you start dropping off the podium and then start filming. But 17-year-old Leo Ahrens defies that mold. Ahrens grew up skiing big mountain at Alta, Utah, and he has a Mark Abma-esque bag of park tricks that you can find on display daily at Alta.

Last summer, Ahrens went to Argentina to film and ski with Sweetgrass Productions and he's currently filming with Salomon's Freeski TV for ...

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