Simon Dumont is on the road to X-Games Aspen

© Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

After eight months out of action, the US freeskier is finally back on the slopes.

Almost a year ago, in early 2012, Simon Dumont suffered a season-ending injury to his knee at the X-Games Tignes. But now, after a hard eight-month slog through rehab, the eight-time X-Games medalist is nearing the end of his long road to recovery.

To prove to the world that the slopes won't be Dumont-free for too much longer, he returned to action at Keystone, Colorado, joining the US ski team. Network A caught the momentous occasion in their Drop In film series.

It wasn't all plain sailing, though. Hearts were in mouths on day five when Simon's skis fell off during an aerial on a 22-foot superpipe. But after landing hard, the 26-year-old freeskier was up quickly in what should be a bad omen for his rivals on the slopes.

Simon's will be hoping to mark his comeback in spectacular fashion at the X-Games Aspen in two weeks. Stay tuned.