After our two “controversial” posts from earlier this year, The Top 10 Hottest Female Snowboarders of All Time and The Top 10 Hottest Male Snowboarders of All Time, caused such a passionate and somewhat heated response, we thought what better way to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics then by putting together a list of the top ten hottest athletes attending. We love the drama! There is one for the lovely intelligent and super hot ladies (CLICK HERE) and one for the hot AF Guys DOWN BELOW.

So if you’re a fan of the Games then here are some extra hot male competitors to keep an eye out for. And if you’re not a fan, some good reasons to start watching. So in no particular order, here are our HOT 10 MALE OLYMPIANS;

Iouri Podladtchikov

Iouri Podladtchikov
Iouri Podladtchikov

 

  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Discipline: Halfpipe
  • Born: 13th Sep 1988 (29) Podolsk, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union
  • Sponsors: Audi, Monster Energy, Vans, Tsg, Moncler
  • Height: 1.80m (5’11)

Iouri, known as “I-Pod”, is a Russian born halfpipe specialist who grew up in Davos in the Swiss Alps and rides for Switzerland in the Olympics. In the Vancouver games of 2010, I-Pod just missed the podium finishing fourth. In 2014 in Sochi he did better, pipping the two young Japanese riders, Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka for first place. It was a strong showing in a strong field that included French snowboarder Arthur Longo and Americans Shaun White and Danny Davis. Since then I-Pod’s best results have been a silver in the FIS Halfpipe World Championships, Sierra Nevada 2017 and a silver at the X Games Oslo Superpipe in 2016.

The first ever rider to perform a Cab Double Cork 1440° in halfpipe competition, he named the trick the YOLO flip. Guess it was cool at the time? He’s also landed a Double McTwist 1260° in competition. He remains one of only a handful of pipe riders that can do these tricks in comps, and he’s much better looking than the rest of them. This is why he remains a definite dark horse of the PyeongChang Olympics, on his day I-Pod is capable of anything.

Iouri is also a published photographer and artist with a collector’s edition of his book “True Love Is Hard To Find” available for € 500. Iouri says “I believe that people know what they want to do in life, when they are awakened by something beautiful… I build my life around this idea” – Profound. I-Pod also rhymes with Tripod… think about it.

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Jarryd Hughes

Jarryd Hughes
Jarryd Hughes

 

  • Nationality: Australian
  • Discipline: Boardercross
  • Born: 21st May 1995 (22), Sydney, Australia
  • Sponsors: POC, Kessler
  • Height: 1.81m (5’11)

Hailing from the sunny shores of Sydney, Australia, Jarryd is an unlikely candidate for a snowboard-X champion. As one of the youngest competitors on the World Cup boardercross circuit, Jarryd consistently posts Top Ten results and was the youngest ever world champion. In 2016, whilst coming back from a recent injury, Jarryd won the boardercross event at X Games Aspen against all odds. He was the first Australian male to win an X Games gold. Jarryd made the trip to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but unfortunately didn’t place too well due to a knee blowout at the X Games.

His young career has been plagued by injury (5 knee ops already), and maybe his many rehabs have moulded him into the gym junkie he is today. In his recent interview with snowboard.com Jarryd told us he will do up to 15 workouts a week. Who’s complaining though? As you can see on his Instagram, he has quite the hot bod. When he’s not training hard Jarryd loves to skate, eat burgers and go to movie premieres.

An honest, straight talking, down-to-earth bloke, Jarryd is not only a favourite here at snowboard.com, he is an odds on favourite to make the top of the podium in Korea come February. Go Hughesy!!!

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Chas Guldemond

Chas Guldemond
Chas Guldemond

 

  • Nationality: American
  • Discipline: Slopestyle
  • Born: 22nd April 1987 (30), New Hampshire, United States
  • Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Electric, Under Armour, Saga Outerwear
  • Height: 1.85m (6’1)

Chase is the veteran of the U.S. slopestyle team, and a total DILF. Although fatherhood has slowed down the competitive riding, Chas is still one of the hardest working snowboarders in the game. He has an effortless 12′ on lock down that he can throw in competition and his rail sections are always on point. He will make a legitimate push to take an Olympic team spot off one of the rookie riders.

Back in 2010 he took bronze in X Games Aspen slopestyle and also the awesome event “Best Method” in 2011 (bring it back!). Also in 2011 “Chuck G” got the highest score in X Games Europe history with an amazing run of 99.33. His best result recently was a first in the 2014 Dew Tour slopestyle and a 3rd at the US Open in 2013.

Nothing is more important to Chas then spending time with his family. He named his son Rocky after one of his all time inspirations “Rocky Balboa” #cooldad.

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Louie Vito

Louie Vito
Louie Vito

 

  • Nationality: American
  • Discipline: Halfpipe
  • Born: 20th Mar 1988 (29), Ohio, United States
  • Sponsors: Red Bull, G-Shock, Toyota, Spy, Kicker, Neff
  • Height: 1.65m (5’4)

Look up the definition of “Celebrity Snowboarder” and you’ll see Louie Vito’s handsome face staring back at you. He has successfully bridged the gap between Pro Snowboarder and household name. Between 2008 and 2013 Louie took out four U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prixs, six X Games medals, two Dew Tour Championships and won a spot on the U.S. halfpipe team for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

As far as his career off a snowboard goes, Louie has been a very popular contestant of ‘Dancing With the Stars’, and more recently features in the MTV show ‘The Challenge’. He also had a great expose in ESPN Magazine’s Bodies We Want 2011.

It may be a bit of a stretch to say that Louie is a ring-in for the games in 2018. However, he did take a third place podium in the U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix event at Mammoth Mt. earlier this year and a very respectable 6th at the X Games, Aspen 2017. Comeback time Hot Louie!

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Lucas Eguibar

Lucas Eguibar
Lucas Eguibar

 

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Discipline: Boardercross
  • Born: 9th Feb 1994 (23), San Sebastián, Spain
  • Sponsors: ADW, Aramon, Oakley, Spain Snow, Audi, Oxess
  • Height: 1.82m (5’10)

Lucas is an up-and-coming Snowboard cross rider from Spain. He burst onto the scene in 2013 with a gold in the Junior World Championships. From there he has had many World Cup event podiums leading up to his 2014-15 World Cup Championship ‘Cristal Globe’. He was the first spaniard to win the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup. At the Sochi Olympics in 2014 Lucas won all his races leading into the finals, but crashed out of the semifinal at missed a gate, leading to disqualification. Lucas then went on to finish first in the small final to finish 7th overall.

He has a powerful story of his brother’s tragic motorcycle accident that left him in a coma during the lead up to the 2014 Olympics. It was an emotional time and he dedicated the World Cup victory in the following season to his brother. Now more determined than ever to triumph at the 2018 games he even has an official countdown on his web site.

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Marcus Kleveland

Markus Kleveland
Markus Kleveland

 

  • Nationality: Norwegian
  • Discipline: Slopestyle
  • Born: 25th April 1999 (18), Dombås, Norway
  • Sponsors: Oxess, Oakley, Audi, Reebok
  • Height: 1.72m (5’6)

Marcus has been on the radar for years now. Footage of him doing flips in the Dombås park at age eleven was on Youtube way back in 2010. His dream has always been to be a Pro Snowboarder and he dropped out of school in year 10 to make this a reality, and never looked back. In 2017 he made his X Games Aspen debut and completed the first ever Quad Cork 1800° in competition. This scored him a gold in Slopestyle and a silver in the Big Air events. He first nailed the trick in 2015 at the ripe age of 16, he was the third person to ever land it. A legend in the making?!

Effortless style, amazing board control and technical progression sum up Kleveland’s snowboarding. He is praised as the future of the sport, and the hype is well warranted, his instagram already has 230k followers. Barring some kind of disaster, the quietly spoken Norwegian phenom is the hands down favorite to take Olympic slopestyle gold in PyeongChang.

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Mark McMorris

Mark McMorris
Mark McMorris

 

  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Discipline: Slopestyle
  • Born: 9th Dec 1993 (23), Regina, Canada
  • Sponsors: Burton, Red Bull, Oakley, AWSM, Skull Candy, SportChek
  • Height: 1.78m (5’10)

Is there a more decorated, more famous and more well loved snowboarder on the planet right now (perhaps the flying tomato)? Mark has won 7 Winter X Games gold medals, 6 silver and 2 bronze between 2012 and 2017. A pioneer of the Triple Cork 1440° and the Quad Cork, he was the first to land the triple in X Games history. At his first Olympics in Sochi 2014, Mark was nursing a broken rib from a crash at X Games the week before and amazingly still came home with a bronze medal from the event.

Mark has famously and quite publicly dealt with injuries throughout his career. X Games aired a series of shows that documented his long recovery from a crash he took at Air & Style LA, breaking his femur. The series was named ‘The Process’ after the Burton board he rides. Not long after he recovered from this and competed at Winter X 2017 he had a far worst accident in the Whistler backcountry. This left him hospitalised with a long list of injuries needing surgery. He is on the road to being fully recovered now, and getting back into world beating form to compete in PyeongChang in February.

Mark’s a fan of all boardsports. He skates, wakeboards and surfs when he can. His girlfriend is champion surfer CoCo Ho and his brother is also a well known pro snowboarder, Craig McMorris, who fronts the popular production company and snowboard crew, Shredbots.

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Scotty James

Scotty James
Scotty James

 

  • Nationality: Australian
  • Discipline: Halfpipe
  • Born: 6th July 1994 (23), Melbourne, Oz
  • Sponsors: Redbull, Oakley, Volcom
  • Height: 1.85m (6’0)

My, my, another Hot Australian snowboarder. Scotty grew up riding the Falls Creek park and started competing on the international circuit at 14. After some good results on the World Cup Halfpipe Tour he got picked up by Red Bull at 15. After fellow Aussie teammate Nate Johnstone was ruled for Vancouver due to injury, the door opened for a young Scotty James (still only 15yo) to make his first Olympic team. He needed a top 19 result in a World Cup event in Canada to qualify. James scored his best result to date, coming in 15th and took his spot on the team. He was the youngest competitor at the 2010 Olympics and the youngest male Olympian in 50 years!

More recently, Scotty has two Halfpipe World Championships in 2015 and 2017. But he really shook up the snowboarding world in 2017 with a gold at Winter X Games in 2017. He had won bronze in the Superpipe the year before and the result really solidified James as a contender for the 2018 Olympic gold.

Now based in Colorado, Scotty’s been dubbed ‘the most popular Australian sports star in America’ – duh. He also enjoys sushi and golf (at the same time?).

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Sebastien Toutant

Seb Toots
Seb Toots

 

  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Discipline: Slopestyle
  • Born: 9th Nov 1992 (25), L’Assomption, Canada
  • Sponsors: O’Neill, Red Bull, Oakley, Nitro, Giro, LifeProof, Empire
  • Height: 1.70m (5’5)

Seb Toots is a super technical slopestyle rider from Quebec. At the age of 25 the babyfaced Toots is considered a veteran of the competition scene. He started competing on the world stage at the age of 16 and by 19 he had his breakout season winning Winter X Games Aspen Slopestyle gold and Big Air silver in 2011. He was one of the riders in the hunt to land the elusive triple cork 14′ and he was the third to do so, also in 2011.

Check out snowboard.com’s Seb Toots interview here

Seb has been a regular winner in slopestyle events since then, with his best recent result in 2016 with a silver in X Games 2016. He represented Canada in the Sochi Olympics 2014, finishing 9th in the finals. He is hoping for a better result in 2018, with some saying the Canadian slopestyle team can take 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the event. This would be Seb along with his countrymen Mark McMorris and Max Parrot. Check out this recent footage of him riding park in Cardrona N.Z, it’s like watching a computer game…

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Ståle Sandbech

Stale Sandbech
Stale Sandbech

 

  • Nationality: Norwegian
  • Discipline: Slopestyle
  • Born: 3rd June 1993 (24), Bærum, Norway
  • Sponsors: Rome SDS, Oakley
  • Height: 1.79m (5’10)

No hot snowboarder list would be complete without Norways Stale Sandbech. His nickname is ‘Stale Sandwich’ and that sandwich would be full of hot, smouldering beef! The snowboarding male model Sandbech stepped onto the scene as a 13yr old when he was invited to The Arctic Challenge by snowboarding legend and host, Terje Haakonsen.

Stale represented Norway in halfpipe at the 2010 Olympics. At the age of 16 he was the youngest Norwegian Olympian in 82 years. In 2014 he was at the Olympics again, this time competing in the slopestyle event, the first year it was included in the program. His second place finish behind American Sage Kotsenburg caused some controversy, with many saying Sale’s run was better.

Check out Stales awesome edits from 2017 here

With a silver medal earlier this year at the European Winter X Games in Hafjell and a gold at the World Championship Big Air 2017, Stale is still a big possibility to podium in slopestyle at next year’s 2018 games.

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So that’s our top ten talented hotties to look out for at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in February. Good luck to them all. If you think we’ve missed someone or have a favorite you want to include, w’d love to hear about it.

Check out our 10 Hottest Olympic Women Snowboarders here