The best contest riders in the world descend upon Aspen, Colorado next week for Winter X Games 17, to prove their mettle in the disciplines of big air, halfpipe, and slopestyle. While you’re waiting for the triple corks and enormous airs to arrive on your TV and/or computer screen, whet your palate with these images from last year’s competition. First up, the best of the ladies from Winter X 16 in 2012.