Jamie Anderson (Lake Tahoe, 25) is a living snowboard legend. The most decorated rider in X Games Slopestyle history. She became the youngest woman to win a Winter X Games gold medal with her slopestyle victory in 2007. Jamie gathers 11 medals (4 golds & 5 silvers). Her accomplishments show her incredible consistency, not to mention she was the first female snowboarder in history to land a 1080 (Nine Queens, 2015).
She’s also won a Kid’s Choice Sports Awards & got interviewed by Elle Degeneres no less! But she’s stayed humble all this time, as we found out when we (got so lucky!) interviewed her about her story:
I didn’t really know I would be where I am, but I always wanted to pursue this, since I was 10 years old!
“Growing up in tahoe is a gift! I am one of 8 kids, 5 sisters and 2 brothers! We had Meyers on lock! Running around the he neighborhoods, enjoying exploring, camping, buildings snow forts, and eventually getting into snowboarding and being supported by our homes in Sierra at Tahoe (Tahoe’s third-largest ski area)… We were on the mountain everyday! It was the best.”
When I was 13 I qualified for the X-games and pretty much freaked out! After that I knew I could do anything I set my mind to, and I just started making goals and working really hard!
Winning the gold medal at the Sochi OG was epic! Haha I honestly never thought I’d be an Olympian! Never mind win a gold medal! That was a unbelievably powerful experience and just blows my mind to think about… So much going on in my life at that time and so much pressure and stress, I’m just proud I was able to keep it together and flow with the mountains… Blessed.
Who are you the most thankful for?
My loved ones!
Have you ever felt non-respected or stereotyped as snowboarder for being a woman?
At times no doubt, checking in for premier at the airports they always think we’re in the wrong line, but we aren’t! Pretty funny…
I’m really stoke on my 3 Espy awards! It’s such a prestigious award and feels so amazing To go to that level of a sporting show… Super fun times and memories!I lived in NYC while filmin for the celebrity apprentice (with “Trunk” ) and it was just over the top. I’m a mountain girl! Travelling all the time is insane, but awesome… Finally going to chill in whistler for a little while and I could be more thankful… I’ve been on the road since I was 15.
A dream to come true?
This life feels like a dream!
If you could be anything else, what would it be?
A hip hop dancer!
Favorite city? Vancouver Band & song? Nas and Damien Marley, Friends. Movie? Avatar Tv series? Special victims unit Dogs or cats? Both Beach or mountain? Yin and yang, they both bring good! City or countryside? Countryside 🙂
My advice is listen to that little voice inside your heart, that’s your intuition, and it will always have your back! Believe in yourself and you can do anything!
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