Elena Hight, who made history by being the first person to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo, continues to push women’s snowboarding to the next level. (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
Arielle Gold paces U.S. Snowboarding in superpipe qualifying at the Dew Tour Breckenridge in Colorado.
Scotty Lago, Shaun White and rookie Taylor Gold on the podium after the fourth halfpipe qualifier at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, where Gold punched a ticket to Sochi with his third-place finish Friday.
U.S. Snowboarding’s top riders will be preparing for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with a pair of on-snow training sessions at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood.
Despite the falling snow, Kelly Clark took her 62nd victory and the gold medal at the X Games Tignes women’s halfpipe on Wednesday.
Kelly Clark was leading after the first round of a FIS Snowboard World Cup in Sochi.
Kelly Clark took gold leading a USA sweep with Elena Hight taking silver and Arielle Gold bronze.
Under clear skies and chilly temperatures, Luke Mitrani and Olympic champion Kelly Clark led the USA finishing second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will open its 17th season with halfpipe snowboarding and newly added Olympic sport slopestyle snowboarding at Copper Mountain Jan. 9-12.
Despite battling snowy conditions and a slow halfpipe Shaun White and Kaitlyn Farrington came out on top at Dew Tour halfpipe finals.
The 2013 U.S. Snowboarding team was named at a fan event at Copper Mountain.
Athletes participate in a coat drive for New York Cares.
Under a starry French sky, team USA swept the snowboard halfpipe podium at European X Games.
Louie Vito soared to a U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe title Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
Kelly Clark scored gold at the Winter X Games to win her 14th consecutive competition.
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A veteran and inspiration in women's snowboarding, Elena Hight has seen a lot of "firsts" in her career. In 2013 she became the first rider (male of female) to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo in competition (X Games Aspen). She's had frontside 900s on lock since she became the first female to land one in competition in 2003, at just 13 years of age. She was also the first female to land a backside 900 in competition, doing so in 2007. She earned her first Olympic appearance in 2006, when she finished sixth in Torino. She was back on the team in 2010, taking 10th in Vancouver.
Hight is a five-time X Games medalist (three silver, two bronze) and also has wins at the Burton US Open and U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding.
In the Spring of 2016 the South Lake Tahoe native took her snowboarding to the big mountains, filming with the Full Moon film crew on the peaks and faces of Alaska.
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