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50. Shannan Yates

Photograph By C. Margot/Freeride World Tour

Big-mountain snowboarder Shannan Yates has notched podiums around the globe for the last decade and this winter, she earned her first overall victory as the 2014 Freeride World Tour champion for snowboard women. She's been a mainstay on the FWT for several years now, earning third place overall in 2012 and 2013. "I love competing at a high level and the tour has given me so many amazing experiences," says the 36-year-old Salt Lake City resident. "I continue with the tour because I enjoy it and I do well."