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Ian Thorley

Growing up in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Ian Thorley’s parents put him into his first pair of skis before he could walk. With a hill only five miles from his house, Thorley spent most of his winters there and soon convinced his dad to let him switch to a snowboard. Now he splits time between Michigan and Tahoe.He learned from the local talent in his hometown of... FULL BIO >

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January 25, 2011

Picture This: Ian Thorley

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October 04, 2010

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Growing up in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Ian Thorley’s parents put him into his first pair of skis before he could walk. With a hill only five miles from his house, Thorley spent most of his winters there and soon convinced his dad to let him switch to a snowboard. Now he splits time between Michigan and Tahoe.

He learned from the local talent in his hometown of Marquette and soon started traveling to USASA contests. He eventually moved to New Hampshire to attend Waterville Valley Academy for his senior year of high school. Thorley honed his skills at WVA for a year and then packed up and moved again, this time to shred at Northstar along with fellow up-and-comers Sam Hulbert and Brandon Reis.

Thorley mostly flew under the radar until 2010, despite winning the Paul Mitchell Progression Session in 2007 and earning solid finishes at the Grand Prix with fourth in ‘08 and ’09. In 2010 he earned sixth place at the Aspen Open and third at the final stop of the Winter Dew Tour, finishing the season in 11th place overall in the slopestyle standings.

Winter Dew Tour 11/12 - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

RankNike Open 2011Pantech Invitational 2012Toyota Championships 2012Total
1173184122

Winter Dew Tour 10/11 - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

RankNike 6.0 OpenKillington 2011Toyota ChampionshipsTotal Points
1845232997

Winter Dew Tour 09/10 - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

RankTotino's OpenWendy's InvitationalToyota ChampionshipsTotal Points
1102680106

Winter Dew Tour 08/09 - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle

RankBreckenridgeMount SnowToyota ChampionshipsTotal Points
229301352
Alli News
December 15, 2011

Badertscher and Buass Lead Snowboard Slope Qualifiers

In Thursday's Nike Open snowboard slope qualifier, Norway’s UIrik Baderstscher put together a run of back lipside leading into a front boardslide gap to front board

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January 25, 2011

Picture This: Ian Thorley

Picture This is an Alli feature designed to give you a peek into the lives of today’s top action sports athletes. For this installment, we sent snowboarder Ian Thorley a random list of things to take pictures of with his camera and here’s what he sent back.

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October 04, 2010

My Five: Snowboard Crew 3

My Five is an Alli feature where we ask the same five questions to five different athletes and compile all the crazy answers for your reading pleasure. For this installment, we talked to snowboarders.

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