Meet Women’s Ski Slopestyle Hopefuls Kaya Turski, Dara Howell and Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen (Photos)

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Women’s Ski Slopestyle will make it’s Olympic debut this year in Sochi and what better way to get acquainted to the sport than to stare at a few of the athletes who will be competing?

Below we explore three of the favorites to medal in Sochi, Russia.

Kaya Turski (CANADA)

Canadian Kaya Turski, 25, is considered the favorite for gold in this event. She has been the one to beat internationally for the last few seasons and has claimed gold in the last two X Games (and three of the last four), including in Aspen last month.

Dara Howell (CANADA)

Dara Howell is another Canadian hoping to win a medal in Sochi. The 19-year-old has earned bronze in two of the last three X Games events.

Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen (NOR)

Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen, 18, of Norway competed and won the X Games gold medal in Aspen for Women’s Ski Slopestyle in 2013. She then claimed a silver in Tignes before skipping the 2014 event to focus on the Olympics.  Can she win gold in Sochi?

Who do you think will win gold in Sochi?