Hawaii-born Elena Hight saw her first snowboard at Bogus Basin, a small ski resort in Idaho, at the age of six. A year later she was competing on one, and at thirteen she became the first woman to land a 900-degree spin in competition. Soon back-to-back 900s became her signature. In 2006, at just sixteen, Elena went to her first Olympics and placed sixth. In 2010, she joined the U.S. Halfpipe Team for another Olympics, and she has her eye on her third. Since 2006, Elena has stood on nearly a dozen podiums at major events, including the X Games, U.S. Grand Prix, and more. She continues to raise the bar in snowboarding, becoming the first snowboarder to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo in a halfpipe competition.
Gear Inspired by Elena
Elena’s socks are inspired by a pair her grandmother knitted for her, which she takes everywhere to remind her of her family. “These socks are so warm and cozy, they are the absolute best thing to put on once I have taken my boots off after a long day on the hill.”