For such a soft-spoken person, Enni Rukajärvi’s stellar rise has taken her far from her diminutive home hill of Ruka, Finland.
Following in the freestyle bootpack of her fellow Finns, Enni’s riding went worldwide when she won both the TTR World Tour and the Burton Global Open Series titles in 2010. In 2011 she became the only rookie to take X Games gold and win the Burton US Open Slopestyle; then came back to podium at the same events the following season. Nagged by a string of injuries in 2013, Enni still grabbed third at the Dew Tour Championships in Breckenridge, CO, helped put her touch on the women’s Burton outerwear line, rode at Kimmy Fasani’s Amusement Park, and filmed for the new Burton Presents – WOMEN’S (Snowboarding) video.Age: 24 Home Town: Kuusamo, Finland Home Mountain: Ruka, Finland Stance: Regular, 21.25" wide, 15° front, -12° back
Fresh Dump – Shaun, Jussi and Nico Gold at Euro X
That's not necessarily the headline you'd expect to read, but it's true. The first Real Snow Backcountry wrapped up shortly after Men's Superpipe Finals, followed by Men's and Women's Slopestyle at Winter X Games in Tignes, France with gold medals for all. Well not all, but Shaun White kept his win streak alive with another first place finish, earned on his first run with a 98.00. Even though Shaun can't help but go to contests knowing he will win, or at least have a real good chance at winning, that hasn't slowed down his...