X Games

The Lure of Sochi

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Grete Eliassen

Photograph By Mark Kohlman/ESPN

Grete Eliassen has been competing in the X Games since 2005, when female freeskiers were first invited. "If slopestyle was not in the Olympics, I would most likely be on my snowmobile a lot more in the backcountry and working on a video part instead of competitions," she says.