Elin Tortorice

Name: Elin Tortorice
Birthday: Febuary 28th
Home Mountain: Waterville Valley or Loon, New Hampshire
Currently Resides: Franconia, New Hampshire
Sponsors: Shred Ready, Homewood Snowboards, I/O Merino, Shred Betties
Competition results: Last season went great for competitions I got 2nd at the North Star Rev Tour, 1st in the Vermont Open and overall winner for Last Call. I also took 4th at a grand prix a couple of seasons ago

What are five things you’re thankful for this winter?
The ability to shred, as much and as hard as I want.  The friends and connections I’ve made along the way. My sponsors help and support, and there products.The support of my friends and family. Snow, the mountain, and rivers, nature.

What are your plans for the upcoming winter?
To make the most of the season.  Fine tune some old tricks learn some new ones and most of all enjoy the ride! My plan is to continue to compete in as many slope style and rail jams as possible. My desire is to become part of more filming opportunities where I can express my talents.

What is something that you would change about the snowboard industry if you could?
I would love for there to be more money opportunities for the riders but most of all I would love to see a lot more equal opportunities for us ladies snowboarders..  We are really making an impact now.

What advice do you have for girls who are about to try snowboarding for the first time this season?
Just get out there and do it! Don’t be afraid to try. But please take a lesson, because the lessons will provide you with the proper learning and safety techniques that will help with further progression. You must learn how to control your board before entering the terrain park. Most of all relax, and have fun.  When you fall get back up and try again, you will always fall, but its half the fun.   Most of all “enjoy the ride.”

Competitions or filming?  

Who influences you in snowboarding?
My snowboarding friends. They inspire, and encourage me.  I also learn from their style and techniques.

When it comes to snowboarding, describe your attitude.
I am very hardworking and motivated.  I enjoy learning new techniques and trying new tricks.

Best road trip you’ve been on?
That would have to be this past one I went on with my cousin. We went south to Florida and in between to see friends and check out some of the sights.

Pre snowboard ritual?
Keep active and work out so I don’t go crazy waiting for the snow. And when it’s here I’m ready

Off the hill, we could find you..
Well that depends on time and season, but in general at home, or on an adventure.

Pirates or ninjas?

Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate with other chocolate!

Shred tunes:
That depends on the conditions and my mood.  Mostly up beet and fun music though.

Who is your celebrity crush?
Justin Timberlake.

If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Totally to fly and be strong!

What’s your sign?

Why do you think Shred Betties is important to women’s snowboarding?
Shred Betties gives us women a place to meet other women. Also a place people can find out what is happening in the industry on the women’s side not just the boys or big stars.

Posted by admin on 11/29/13

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