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Images from the Women’s Big Air Press at the 2022 X Games event in Aspen

Skiing Athlete

Hanna Faulhaber

United States United States


Started from the Army, now she’s here! Hailing from Basalt, Colorado, Hanna Faulhaber earned her stripes in the Monster Army athlete support program and wasted no time breaking into the big leagues. In 2022, she not only turned 18 and graduated from high school: The freeski halfpipe ripper also became a household name at X Games Aspen 2022, where she literally soared above the competition by blasting the highest airs on the women’s circuit. That same year, Hanna represented the United States at the Beijing Winter Olympics and stoked global audiences with her bio airs and fearless style. The secret? Hanna’s been skiing since the age of 3 and practically grew up riding a halfpipe as part of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. Now she rides like a seasoned vet, although she’s still a teenager, and already owns all the building blocks for medal-winning halfpipe runs. What happens next is entirely up to her: If you’re looking to catch the progression of freeski halfpipe riding, keep a close eye on Hanna Faulhaber.