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Real Snow class of 2014

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Eiki Helgason, Rookie

Photograph By Petter Foshaug

Eiki Helgason hails from northern Iceland, where he grew up riding backyard kickers and handrails in the streets with his brother, Halldor, (who was a RS Fan Favorite finalist in 2012). Honing his skills far from anything that could be called a perfect snowboard park led to the development of a riding style that earned him Snowboarder Magazine's "Rookie of the Year" title in 2009. No stranger to the X Games (he competed in Slopestyle in 2010), Helgason is back to go "all in" for this year's Real Snow.