“Switching from alpine skiing to halfpipe in 2011, I made podium at the Sochi Olympic games in 2014.
Last winter I was the FIS worldcup halfpipe overall champion and silver medalist at Winter X.
The Olympic games are the reason I changed my discipline but I’m not satisfied with my skiing career yet. I want to pursue more on style and originality in my riding, and make a routine that no female halfpipe rider has done before and can make it.
Even though I’ve been focusing on competitions over the years, I want to try more backcountry riding and I want to shred many more mountains and ride with various riders to get inspired to find my “style”.
A Q&A With Ayana Onozuka
What about the products are you most psyched on and how do they help you?
The Back Protector is soft but it’s get hard when it needs to be. I can move my body with no stress but they protect me when I crash.
What's the perfect day of shredding to you?
Bluebird days and when I score pow.
Gnarliest or scariest experience riding?
When I landed flat few times during training, I felt like it was over…
Favorite place to ride?