Prodigies young and old are set to return to the Olympic slopes in Beijing next month, among them household names like Shaun White and Chloe Kim who stepped back from the sport for several years during the COVID-19 pandemic.

White, a four-time Olympian with three halfpipe gold medals, will look to defend his legacy in the sport as he faces an ever-younger field of rivals.

The Californian, once dubbed the "flying tomato" for his bright red hair, has already indicated that Beijing will likely be his last Olympics.