Why We Love Her: Erika is one of the hardest working women in snowboarding. Through the years that we’ve known her, we’ve watched her develop her raw talent and fantastic hair into a force to be reckoned within international snowboarding competition, and we couldn’t be more proud. We’ve cheered her victories, counseled her through her setbacks, and are thrilled that at every moment, she was willing to share her life with our readers and fans. She’s currently making the transition to competing in the epic Freeride Series events, and filming.
Home mountain: Keystone, CO
Sponsors: Niche, Ini Cooperative, Discrete, Outdoor Tech, Aura Optics, PlayHardGiveBack
Recent results (if competing): 2nd Subaru Freeride Series- Snowbird
Where will you be riding this season?
All over the US, AK, and hopefully Japan!
Pick the one (or more) that best describes you: pipe jock, slopestyle queen, jib girl, powder slasher, snowlerblader:
Pow slasher with a slopestyle problem.
Pirates or Ninjas? Ninjas!
Tell us about your plans for the season. Film or compete?
I plan to compete on the Freeride Series again and possibly do some Slopestyle contests depending on timing and how my body is feeling. I will also be filming for another project.
What do you love most about snowboarding? I love the freedom it gives me, the places it takes me and the connection with nature that is undeniable.
What is one thing that you think would change women’s snowboarding?
The exposure levels.
Dream pet: Owl
Best healthy snack for snowboarders?
Where can we find you when you’re not riding? At a coffee shop or in the woods somewhere…
Favorite snowboard in your quiver (and why?)
Niche Minx- this board can handle anything and is eco-friendly.
Favorite color: Turquoise
Why is Shred Betties important to women’s snowboarding? To give women a solid outlet to inspire other women to follow their passions and explore the boundaries of athletisicm through a safe network of support.
Whats one thing you can’t ride without?
COFFEE and chapstick
Posted by Kelly Vance on 11/19/15