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5-4
Weight
125
 

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Steamboat Springs local Arielle Gold may be a relative newbie to the snowboarding scene, but she’s made a big impact in a few short years. Early in 2012, at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Gold erupted with silver medals in slopestyle and halfpipe. Not long after, she upgraded to gold in halfpipe at the FIS Junior World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. She then closed the season with a couple fourth-place finishes in halfpipe at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth and the Burton U.S. Open, competing alongside the world’s best riders.

The 2013 season was Gold’s breakout year, as she consistently pulled out top results, including gold at the FIS World Snowboarding Championships and bronze at her first-ever X Games in Aspen, where she was originally invited as an alternate. She continued her upward progression with a win at the 2013 Burton European Open and then bronze at X Games Tignes.

Gold came into the 2013-14 season as a strong contender to make the U.S. Olympic team. She all but clinched her ticket to Sochi with a second-place finish at the U.S. Sprint Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, which she followed up with a fourth at the Breckenridge Dew Tour stop. She officially earned a spot on her first Olympic team in January at Mammoth Mountain. She then went straight to Aspen to pin down a fourth-place finish at X Games.

Gold’s Olympic experience proved to be bittersweet when she dislocated her shoulder during pre-qualification practice, just moments before she was set to drop. The injury forced her to withdraw from the 2014 Sochi Games as well as sit out the rest of the season, but you can be sure this young shredder will be back with a vengeance next season.

FIRST TRACKS
She began shredding on skis first, learning the ropes from her parents at age three at Steamboat Springs. But Gold looked up to her older brother Taylor, and he inspired her to try snowboarding when she was seven. “Taylor made it look like so much fun,” she says.

OFF THE SNOW
In the offseason, Gold likes to spend time in the pasture with her horses, Sparky and Bugs. She also enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with her friends. 

 

Highlights

X GAMES
4th, HP, Aspen, CO 2014
Bronze, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
Bronze, HP, Aspen, CO, 2013

World Snowboard Tour Rankings
2nd, HP, 2014
2nd, HP, 2013
14th, HP, 2012

FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold, HP, Stoneham, QC, 2013

FIS WORLD CUP
Eight World Cup starts, six top ten finishes and two podiums.

GRAND PRIX
2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Park City, UT, 2013
4th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
4th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012

OTHER
4th, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO 2014
1st, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
3rd, HP, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2013
4th, HP, Burton US Open, Stratton Mountain, VT, 2012
Gold, HP, FIS World Junior Championships, Sierra Nevada, SPA, 2012
Silver, HP, Youth Olympic Games, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
Silver, SS, Youth Olympic Games, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
2nd, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
6th, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012