Norway's Øystein Bråten goes for X Games gold on Saturday. (photo: ESPN)

Norway’s Braten, Estonia’s Sildaru Win X Games Ski Slopestyle

Aspen, CO – Park City’s McRae Williams was bested by Norway’s Øystein Bråten in the men’s ski slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2017 on Saturday, while Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru took a repeat women’s gold on Sunday.

Williams earned his silver medal in slopestyle with stylish rail riding and a stomped, technical jump line, which joins his gold and silver medal-winning performances from previous X Games appearances. Williams’ rails were technical and he capped the run with a switch leftside triple 1440. Alex Beaulie-Marchand of Canada took the bronze.

The women took to the slopestyle course on Sunday in Aspen. Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won gold, making it two in a row after winning at her rookie appearance in 2016. Tess LeDeaux of France earned silver and Johanne Killi of Norway took the bronze.

Norway's Øystein Bråten goes for X Games gold on Saturday. (photo: ESPN)
Norway’s Øystein Bråten goes for X Games gold on Saturday. (photo: ESPN)

For U.S. women, Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.) finished fifth and Devin Logan (West Dover, Vt.) was seventh.  Voisin, who was also seventh in big air on Saturday night, had a solid showing in slopestyle on Sunday. Her run included a leftside 900 tailgrab. It was Voisin’s fourth X Games appearance – she earned slopestyle silver at her first appearance in 2014.

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The only female triple threat (halfpipe, slopestyle, big air) at X Games in 2017, Logan couldn’t put down a clean run in slopestyle on Sunday. Her run did feature a very cool rodeo 720 safety off the quarterpipe on the second jump. Logan owns a silver medal from slopestyle in 2012.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
X Games Aspen 2017
Aspen, CO

Men’s Ski Slopestyle – Jan. 28, 2017

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Best
1 Øystein Braaten 8.66 94.33 94.33
2 McRae Williams 93.33 38.00 93.33
3 Alex Beaulieu-Marchand 92.00 34.33 92.00
4 James Woods 72.00 91.66 91.66
5 Andri Ragettli 91.00 85.66 91.00
6 Joss Christensen 82.33 27.33 82.33
7 Bobby Brown 74.66 80.00 80.00
8 Evan McEachran 78.33 27.66 78.33
9 Jossi Wells 70.66 19.33 70.66
10 Gus Kenworthy 66.66 26.00 66.66
11 Nick Goepper 62.33 28.00 62.33
12 Jesper Tjader 15.00 14.66 15.00

Women’s Ski Slopestyle – Jan. 29, 2017

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Best
1 Kelly Sildaru 92.33 91.33 92.33
2 Tess Ledeux 90.00 62.66 90.00
3 Johanne Killi 77.33 85.66 85.66
4 Giulia Tanno 80.00 51.33 80.00
5 Maggie Voisin 75.66 79.00 79.00
6 Emma Dahlström 54.33 13.00 54.33
7 Devin Logan 22.33 16.00 22.33
8 Isabel Atkin 9.00 21.33 21.33
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