After winning his first Winter X Slopestyle gold last January, 22-year-old Carlson set up a home base in Whistler with Poor Boyz Productions. Instead of spending the film season logging a series of short trips, as many skiers do, Carlson stayed put, minimized days lost to travel, and took advantage of every opportunity in Whistler. Carlson looks back on it as “not only my most fun season yet, but I think my most progressive season as a rider.”

With his first Winter X gold, it’s reasonable to say that last season was Carlson’s most successful to date. And it was his most prolific. At the close of a successful contest and video season, the Hood River resident spent six weeks filming in Mt. Hood to produce “On Top of the Hood,” a full-length ski video that he released this fall for free at

Sammy’s segments that came out this fall blew everyone’s minds, and it will be interesting to see how many accolades he takes home because of them.

Sammy Carlson

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"It ain't over 'til it's over."

Date of Birth:
January 11, 1989
Hood River, OR – "The rough streets of Portland ... no I live like a half hour away from there."
Nike, Rockstar Energy Drinks, APO Skis, Oakley Eyewear, Dakine, Skullcandy, Swix
Skiing, Golf, Skateboarding, Road biking, Youtube, Building random things, Hanging with friends

Career Highlights

    • 2013: Gold Medal, Winter X Games "Real Ski Backcountry"
    • 2011: "Best POV," Powder Video Awards (Can't Stop)
    • 2011: "Best Man-made Air," Powder Video Awards
    • 2011: Gold Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2011: Bronze Medal, Winter X Games Big Air
    • 2010: "Performer of the Year," Summit Action Sports Film Festival
    • 2010: Bronze Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2010: Bronze Medal, Winter X Games Big Air
    • 2009: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2009: 1st, Freestyle.Ch Big Air – Zurich, Switzerland
    • 2008: 2nd, New Zealand Freeski Open Slopestyle – Wanaka, New Zealand
    • 2007: Silver Medal, Winter X Games Slopestyle
    • 2006: 1st, King of Style Big Air – Stockholm, Sweden
    • 2006: 2nd, U.S. Open Slopestyle – Vail, CO