A four-time Big Air bronze medalist (2010, Aspen 2013, 2015, Aspen 2016), Switzerland's Ambuhl's most recent XG medal was bittersweet -- he tore his left ACL on his final jump and had surgery shortly after the event. He missed the rest of the 2015/2016 season. Over the summer, Elias married his longtime girlfriend Sarah in Switzerland, and several XG competitors attended, including Bobby Brown, Jossi Wells, Joss Christensen, James Woods and Noah Morrison. Ambuhl makes his 8th XG appearance at Aspen 2017; it will be his first competition since XG Aspen 2016.
- 4 Big Air bronze medals (2010, Aspen 2013, 2015, Aspen 2016). Medaled in XG Aspen 2010 Big Air as a rookie and the youngest in the field (17).
- Blew out his left ACL on his final jump during Aspen Big Air 2016. Had surgery shortly after. Aspen 2017 will be his first event since.
- Married Sarah Perett in Switzerland in June 2016. Fellow XG competitors Bobby Brown, Jossi Wells, Joss Christensen, James Woods and Noah Morrison attended.
- Made history at XG Aspen 2013 during Big Air practice when he became the first skier to land a triple cork on X Games Aspen snow.
- First skier to win an event with a triple cork: Jon Olsson Invitational, April 2011, Are, Sweden.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2016|| SKI Big Air||3rd|
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SKI Big Air||3rd|
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SKI Big Air||9th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2013|| SKI Big Air||3rd|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2012|| SKI Big Air||6th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2012|| SKI Slopestyle||13th|
|Winter X 2011|| SKI Slopestyle||6th|
|Winter X 2011|| SKI Big Air||4th|
|Winter X 2010|| SKI Big Air||3rd|
|Winter X 2010|| SKI Slopestyle||11th|