One of the world’s top snowboarders, Shaun White, will be hitting the slopes at this weekend’s halfpipe championship at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver.

The 22-year-old American, an Olympic Gold medallist in 2006, has been dominating the slopes since he was a teenager.

Known as the Flying Tomato for his shock of red hair, White, who hails from Carlsbad, Calif., will be competing at the 2009 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup, which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday.