Elena Hight United States

Home Mountain:


Preferring foam pits to cinnamon lattes and air bags to seat belts, Elena Hight takes her pipe training seriously. In 2002, at the tender age of 13, she became the first female to toss a 900 in competition. In 2007, she stomped the beloved twirly birds back to back. In 2012, she set down her well-toned landing gear* on a Double Backside Rodeo, becoming the first snowboarder of either gender to do so and rewriting history once again. (*ESPN Magazine. The Body Issue.) Splitting time between Hawaii, where she was born, and Lake Tahoe, where she grew up, Elena lives a healthy lifestyle, loves to be outside, and has her sights set on Gold in 2014.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

Doubles Ice Skating (I missed it at the last two)

Favorite Music:

Classic rock and indie

Other Hobbies:

Surfing. Cooking. Running. Drawing.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

Curved Adhesive Mount (Helmet)

Career Highlights

2013 2nd Place: 2013 X Games | Tignes, France
2nd Place: 2013 X Games | Aspen, USA
2012 1st Place: 2012 U.S Open | Stratton, Vermont
1st Place: 2012 Grand Prix | Mammoth, California
2nd Place: 2012 X Games | Tignes, France
2nd Place: 2012 X Games | Aspen, USA
2010 1st Place: 2010 Dew Tour | Snowbasin, Utah
2nd Place: 2010 U.S Open | Stratton, Vermont
2008 1st Place: 2008 Vans Cup | Lake Tahoe, California
1st Place: 2008 Dew Tour | Breckenridge, Colorado
2007 1st Place: 2007 Vans Cup | Lake Tahoe, California

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