Spotlight Shredder: Sari Wini

Maria Sanchez

Name: Sari Wini
Age: 33
Years Riding: 13 (including a 2 year break due to health issues)
Home Mountain: Valgrande-Pajares and Fuentes de Invierno in Asturias, Spain

Best spot on your home mountain?
Anywhere is good when you are with people who cheer you up.

How would you describe yourself as a rider?
When snowboarding, I love transmitting how much I am enjoying my time and I try to motivate all my friends. When I’m trying a new trick it’s non-stop until I get it. I’m a really persistent person.

Powder or park?
The snow park is what I enjoy the most but powder is also welcomed.

What’s your current setup?
My current setup is:
                      Board-Nitro Ripper
                      Boots-32 Lashed
                      Bindings-Burton Escapade

Where would you really like to travel to snowboard?
There are way too many resorts I would like to visit but a place that really calls my attention is Bear Mountain. Not only because of the resort itself but also because of the high level of snowboarding there.

Name a pro snowboarder that inspires you.
I could say many names but the riders that really inspire me are Pollinas Tribu, the girls of the crew I belong to.

What would you say to convince a friend who’d never tried snowboarding before to join you on the hill
I can be a pain in the neck, so I think that anyone would at least give it a try just to avoid listening to me. I would tell them that once they can stand on the board it will be difficult for them to stop snowboarding.

If you were to choose a perfect shred day how would you describe it?
Sun, good snow, a well-shaped snow park and friends.

What do you want to accomplish on your board next season?
I hope my shoulder doesn’t cause me so much trouble so that I can be at my best. I’m not thinking of any trick in particular, I just want to keep progressing and having fun.

How would you describe female snowboarding in Spain?
The level in Spain is going through the roof, and I love seeing more and more motivated girls every season. Unfortunately, in Spain, there is not much support for this sport in general, not only for girls.


What do you do when you are not snowboarding?
During summer season I keep being “on fire”. I love wakeboarding but my shoulder injury doesn’t allow me to do it as much as I want to. Now I’m really into flyboarding, it’s amazing. I also skateboard, train on the trampoline, etc. There is always something you can do to keep having a blast.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
The older I am the more it hurts when I fall, so I guess my superpower would be “being immune to falls”.

Would you rather miss the best powder day of the season or get lost in a white out and have to hike for hours to get back home?
The thing that frightens me the most in a mountain is getting lost in the fog, I feel panic! So I guess, I would rather let someone else get lost so that I can go enjoy the powder, hahaha!

Posted by Gabby Rainville on 09/20/15

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