Chas Guldemond is famous for scoring the highest ever score in Slopestyle history - a 99.33 on his way to gold in the Winter X Games in Tignes 2011. He is also, disputably, the first ever boarder to pull off a 1440 in Slopestyle competition.
Although he has been participating in the sport since 1997, it wasn't until 10 years later that he entered his first competition. His first victory came that year when he won the Australian Open Jindabyne Slopestyle. He has gone on to win numerous competitions, with one of his most prized victories coming at the 2013 Spring U.S. Grand Prix Slopestyle event. Having taken a decade to enter his first comp, Chas entered 25 of them in the 08/09 season. Heavy going.
Born in New Hampshire, USA, Guldemond has won most events going. His trophy cabinet includes golds from The Arctic Challenge, X Games Europe, Burton Canadian Champion and last year he was crowned Slopestyle World Champion.
Now in his late twenties and a relative veteran of the scene, Chas had to steal his brother's board to get his chance to Snowboard. He followed this up by building his own jump shortly after and had soon mastered his first trick. Guldemond has never lost his enjoyment of his sport since then and this is evident to anyone who's watched him tear it up or spoken afterwards.