Troy Podmilsak—aka “TPOD”—is 12 years old and already making a name for himself in the ski scene, specifically in the terrain park, where he’s landing tricks that most pros take years to master.
In this 2016-17 season edit, TPOD showcases an impressive ability to throw huge double and triple flips accented with plenty of spins and stylish grabs. The soon-to-be 13-year-old skier is the youngest ever to land a triple cork 1440 on snow—that’s three flips and four 360-degree spins completed before he hits the ground.
Emulating the styles of Joss Christensen and Tom Wallisch on jumps and rails, Podmilsak has a noticeable fearlessness as you watch his 4th place Open Class slopestyle run at USASA Nationals and footage from Mammoth filmed while training with the US Ski Team at Project Gold.
The Utah-native’s 2017-18 season is just getting underway, with plans to train locally at the Utah Olympic Park and USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, as well as jet-set to New Zealand for three weeks of trampoline sessions, workouts and big air.
Be sure to keep an eye on this youngster—who’s just shy of qualifying for big league FIS events—as he aims to podium in upcoming slopestyle competitions at the USSA Junior Nationals and USASA Nationals, while continuing to work toward joining the US Ski Team.