The North Face athletes were out in full force during this weekend’s X Games in Aspen, CO.
With the eyes of the world watching, The North Face athlete Tom Wallisch put his mark on the map last weekend, setting an X Games record for the highest score in men's ski slopestyle, and earning himself a gold medal in one of the X Games most memorable runs.
Under the lights for the first time, men’s skiing slopestyle consisted of a course about 1,600-feet long with six features and a vertical drop of 280 feet. Wallisch took that terrain and used it to earn a record score of 96.00 with a run that included a stunning a switch leftside double cork 1080 Japan off the final hit.
“Everyone was doing perfect runs it was just a matter of trying to stand out some how,” Wallisch said.
There’s no doubt Wallisch stood out and was able to not only pull in a gold medal, but what was his first X Games podium appearance.
On the women’s front, Devin Logan nabbed her first X Games medal, taking silver in women’s skiing slopestyle.
Logan put down a run that included a cork 720 and a couple of 540s for her second-place finish. And, according to her, the competition was all about pushing and being pushed by fellow competitors, including gold medalist Kaya Turski
"I was cheering on Kaya today,” Logan said. “We all want to push the sport every contest. I wanted her to put pressure on me to elevate the level of my riding, same with Anna (Segal). I saw her run and I knew I could do it. We all root for each other while pushing each other at the sometime."
Devin also finished fifth in women’s ski halfpipe.
Adding to the list of The North Face athletes who put it down in Aspen were Mike Riddle, who finished seventh in men’s ski halfpipe, and Kaitlyn Farrington, who was fifth in women’s snowboard halfpipe.