Disclaimer: when I say this year I'm referring to filming from last year and edits released this season.
This may seem like a ridiculous statement, but everything that's been done this ski season seems wayyy more progressive than any other year in freeskiing. For starters, the release of Vila's 'The Creep" was absurd, urban in a way it has never really been skiied before. The progression of butters seen in skiiers like E-Dollo and B-Dog, butters even being paired with doubles and triples! Bringing me to the butter triple cork which Harlaut threw in X-Games Big Air, nothing like that has ever been done before. On top of all of this, all the backcountry entries in the X-Games real ski competition brought park tricks to the backcountry syncing together park and backcountry. It might just be me, but I feel like this year (of filming) is the most progressive year of freeskiing ever.