I think for me, you just gotta respect Jahss the boss. I skied next to him on a traverse at Deer Valley (pretty surprising to run into a pro freeskier there) and I said what's good and I felt almost like he was gonna stop skiing on the slow meandering traverse just to talk to me. The nicest dude...I then thought back to the Olympics and I feel like Goepper and Kenworthy kinda used the podium to self promote and leverage fame and Joss who took the gold was always so low key about it. No hate to Goepper and Kenworthy, because despite that little dig, I have immense respect for both of those guys and how much they have pushed skiing as well (Im sure they really care about my opinion anyways) Also with Joss creating SLVSH and SLAPP with Walker, I feel he really has pushed skiing in the right direction. Not to totally knob him off, I just think since he's so low key sometimes he gets overlooked a bit.
I guess another name I would mention here is Joffrey Pollet Villard...I remember reading an interview with him and him saying that he wears a balaclava because he wants to be judged
by nothing but his skiing and I just thought that was a really cool outlook. I really hope he podiums a major contest today with that iconic flat 5 to the moon in the middle.
Anyway sorry for ranting a bit just thought I would throw out some respeto where it's due...who do you guys respect?