Krush: You’re one of eight siblings. When you were growing up, were there major rivalries between you and your siblings?
Jamie Anderson (JA): Not really… We all just loved to play outside, and before we knew it, we got to be riding in the mountains of Sierra At Tahoe almost everyday! Growing up where I did, w/ my family, my whole life is a blessing.
Krush: Are you your parents’ favorite?
JA: My parents don’t have any favorites!
Krush: You grew up near Sierra Mountain in Tahoe. Do you think that environment influenced you towards a professional snowboarding career? Or do you think that you would have found your way there regardless?
JA: Sierra at Tahoe was the most amazing environment to grow up around, and i strongly believe that it is a huge part of where i am today… So much love and support! Brady Gunch was my first coach, And John Rice was the reason i got to join the freestyle team!
Krush: Is Sierra still your favorite place to ride?
JA: My favorite place in the whole world! And i think it always will be.
Krush: You won your first Winter X Games medal at the age of 15 – becoming the youngest medalist at Winter X – how monumental was that win for the start of what’s been an incredible career so far?
JA: That was a memorable moment for sure. I was so happy! Do what you love, and love what you do! That’s what I’ve always told myself…
Krush: You’re known for being a super-stylish rider. What influences your snowboarding style?
JA: People around me inspire my style… Having your own unique style, is the only thing that separates you from any other rider on the mountain… And its fun to be different! Having your own unique style is like putting your personality in physical mode!
Krush: You’ve owned slopestyle competitions since the day you broke onto the scene. Could you ever see yourself competing in any other event?
JA: Yeah I can… I’ve always loved half pipe, but haven’t put a lot of time or energy into it.. yet!
Krush: You’re young, attractive and insanely talented, what’s it like being the poster child of women’s snowboarding?
JA: Dang, thank you! Umm… its mellow. Just living the dream! Counting my blessings, and not taking anything for granted!
Krush: Little snowboard groms surely look up to you, but when you were a little one, who did you look up to?
JA: I looked up to Tara Dakides! I had her poster on my wall, and everything!
Krush: What’s it like working with the Billabong team? What kind of input do you have on the gear you’re riding, trips you take, photo and video shoots?
JA: Billabong is amazing, and they’ve been my number one sponsor from the start. I have been designing my JA signature series, and I get to have a lot of say and input. My new collection is Eco-Friendly, using recycled materials, organic cottons, and hemp. I feel very fortunate to work with such a great company that not only designs great products, but also respects the EARTH while doing so….
Krush: You have very supportive sponsors, is there anything that you’ve been working on or developing with them that we can expect to see in the upcoming season(s)?
JA: There is lots of good stuff coming in the near future! More eco products, more JA Visuals, possibly a movie… Always keeping it fresh! Just make sure to stay tuned on “itsJamieAnderson.com”
Krush: (Signature Question) Krush’s slogan is “lead the crowd.” How do you think you are leading the snowboard crowd?
JA: I hope in a positive way! Physically, mentally, and spiritually!
Krush: (Signature Question) If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
JA: To fly… Because it just looks so peaceful and fun every time i see a bird fly!
Krush: Do you use music to pump yourself up or calm your nerves before a competition?
JA: Yes. Music is KEY.
Krush: (Signature Question) What (to this point) has been your most “Krushable” (epic) moment?
Krushable?! Haha Im not sure. Im so thankful for all the amazing moments that come to thought. But one that always stands out, is when I was 16 and won my first X-games gold; I was doing a new trick on the last jump of my last run, and I was in 8th place! I trusted myself and my courage of knowing and believing in myself, and the trick I wanted to do. After falling on it my 1st run, I just committed and knew I could do it, even with all the distractions around me. I overcame it all and landed the new cab 720, and won my first X-Games Gold! And my entire family was there to celebrate! And to make things even better, my older sister, Joanie won the boarder-cross event 15 minutes later! It was unbelievable and something I’ll never forget…
Krush: When you’re not competing or snowboarding what keeps Jamie Anderson busy?
JA: TRYE (my new foundation) “To Respect Your Earth” where I am hand-making, organic cotton beanies, and starting to produce organic cotton underwear for men and women. Proceeds will go towards the TRYE foundation to help educate our youth about our Beautiful Earth and to find alternative ways to live an ECO-friendly life…
Also, I love to spend time with my family, exploring around Tahoe… Slacklining, paddleboarding, hiking, MTN biking, organizing coat drives, trash clean up days… I love to stay busy, and I love to help give back and do things to respect our Earth. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for random ideas… @Jme_Anderson :) Peace out all! OneLove… <3
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