Stephanie Sue Feld
Name: Stephanie Sue Feld
Birthday: July 15th,1989
Home mountain: Roots-Sunburst Transplant-Park City
Home town: Nowhere, Wisconsin
Currently resides: Park City, Utah
Sponsors: Gnu Snowboards, Smith Optics, Gatorade
Competition results: Competition results in way too much fun.
Shout outs: Mom, Dad, My Brother, Ashley-Dawn Byrd (Film), Gill Montgomery (Photo). Everyone that has ever ridden with me, pushed my limits, and loved me.
What are five things you’re thankful for this winter?
1.) My health and ability to progress with freedom in the things that I love.
2.) The people who whole heartedly support me and my happiness.
3.) The “Outta’ the Kitchen” all girls webisode project.
4.) Sweet Berry Wine ... For your health.
5.) Brand new toothbrushes — because oral hygiene feels good.
What are your plans for the upcoming season?
Travel, adventures, snowboarding, friends, obstacles, victories, creation, execution, and a lot of dancing.
What is something that you would change about the snowboard industry if you could?
I wish I could have been part of the pilgrimage of snowboarding. A lot of the people I look up to
gave their heart and soul to something that was nothing to most but everything to them. Everything was raw, it was core, its was pure heart. Not to say that riders like that don’t exist anymore but times have changed and along with it, the innocence of a sport has died a little. More money more problems ... Right Biggie?
What advice do you have for girls who are about to try snowboarding for the first time this season?
As my tennis coach always used to say, “If ya don’t hit the ball over the net, ya cant win the point ya dummy.” The first step is getting out there, if you don’t, you’ll never learn. Don’t be embarrassed or scared to fall. No one cares as much as you think they do. More than likely they’re stoked that you’re even trying. Oh and seriously… Keep your knees bent.
Competitions or filming?
Who influences you in snowboarding?
The girls who built this town. Barrett Christy, Shannon Dunn and Tina Basich. They were a few women I looked up to as a little girl.
When it comes to snowboarding, describe your attitude.
I’m seriously laid back and playfully motivated to work hard.
Best road trip you’ve been on?
Would have to be my first trip from Wisconsin to Breckenridge. I was 14 and it wasn’t a road trip, but it was my first time out west and I will never forget it. It changed my life and moved me to the mountains.
Pre snowboard ritual?
I wake up at 4:00am, eat steroids for breakfast, run a casual 10 mile warm up, and hit the slopes bro.
Off the hill, we could find you…
You cant. I’m super sneaky.
Pirates or ninjas?
Favorite ice cream?
The cold kind.
Top 10 music list.
Impossible. Love it all.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Matt Mackendree… Babe!
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Whatever Ozzy Henning asked for… I want some.
What’s your sign?
Cancer. A Crab?? Thanks mom… A few days later and I coulda’ been a LION! So much cooler.
Why do you think Shred Betties is important to women’s snowboarding?
Shred betties encourages girls to get out and ride, from beginners to pros. They help the first timers get on snow, take the driven ladies to the next level, promote good hearts, and provide hope and an outlet to do with snowboarding what they want.
Photos by Gill Montgomery
Posted by admin on 11/29/13