American Olympic snowboarder Silver medalist Winter X Games Mantra of Success “Enjoy and Be Passionate About What You Do” Read More
Elena Hight is an American Olympic snowboarder. At 24 years
, she is already a two-time Olympian in snowboard halfpipe. Elena became the first woman to land a 900 in competition at only 13-years old in 2002. In 2013 she became the first snowboarder to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo in Superpipe competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
In addition to snowboarding professionally, living an active, healthy lifestyle through sports and the outdoors has always been a priority of Elena’s. Surfing and cooking are two passions in her life. Her personality is often described as the All-American girl next door with an incredible athletic talent.
Elena Hight began her snowboard career on the hills of Bogus Basin, Idaho. In 1996, at age six, a child-size snowboard caught Elena’s eye when skiing with her father and sister.
After trying it, she never looked back. Elena quickly ingrained herself in the competition circuit a year later. In 2002, Hight became the first woman to land a 900 in competition at only 13-years old. Her back to back 900s became a signature aspect of her riding
, spinning more than her fellow female competitors.
Since the debut as a professional athlete
, Elena has gathered nearly a dozen more podium finishes at major events including the Winter X Games, US Grand Prix, Burton US Open, the Winter Dew Tour, Vans Cup and more. At just 16-years old, Elena represented the USA At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Hight finished sixth in the halfpipe event.
She finished 19th in the halfpipe at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2005 in Whistler, British Columbia. At the January 2010 Winter X Games XIV in Aspen, Colorado, Hight placed sixth in the Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe.