Sponsored by: Volcom, Toyota, Rockstar Energy Drink, Nixon, Sprint, Northstar and US Snowboarding

Though she took some time off in 2011 after training for and competing in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Elena Hight had a wildly successful 2012. She took home a gold medal at the Grand Prix in Mammoth, two silver X Games medals—one in Aspen and the other in France—and then another gold medal at the U.S. Open in Stratton, Vermont. But her success should come as no surprise to the snowboarding world. Back in 2002, at just 13 years old, Elena became the first female to land a 900 in competition.