Let’s start with the headline—Kimmy Fasani became the first woman ever to land a double backflip in both park and powder. It was a landmark achievement in the history of riding, but it was no surprise for friends and allies who have been trying to keep up with Kimmy since she won three consecutive USASA national championships while still in high school. It might be her fearless approach to flight, but this longtime Mammoth local is now solidly in the class of girls who are pushing the levels of women’s riding on film and in the backcountry. In 2011, Kimmy not only landed the double back off a fifty-foot booter but she also nabbed Snowboarder’s Ms. Superpark standout award, hung tough with a heavy crew of legends in the Whistler backcountry and was one of three pro women selected to film her own full segment for Standard’s TB20. Her resume includes a stack of published photos, a highlight reel of aerial footage and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, but what impressed us most was that she found the time to get married to longtime boyfriend and pro skier Chris Benchetler in 2011. In 2012 Kimmy continued to go big, heading to Japan to ride pow with the Burton girls, and linking up with Standard to film another awesome part. All while beating out Terje, Jussi, Jeremy, and Stephan at the TWS Shootout to become only the fifth female ever—and first in five years—to land the cover of Transworld.
Opening day at Mammoth Mountain has come and gone, and with clearance to get back on a snowboard this day couldn’t have come soon enough. Luckily for me, Mammoth got hit with surprisingly big storm not too long ago and with support from my husband ... read more
The leaves are changing, fall is officially here, and some of our favorite local resorts have already seen their first snowfall. With the countdown to opening day ticking away, I have been getting back on a serious training program. Rock climbing in ... read more
The third annual Green Sports Alliance Summit took place in New York City last week, and this three day event brought together a strong showing of very enthusiastic and environmentally passionate people. Protect Our Winters and Burton nominated me t... read more
If you're looking for a creative way to repurpose the wine corks from your favorite bottles of wine, this DIY wine cork board project will give you somewhere to post notes, photos, and reminders. It will also give you the chance to reflect on the fun... read more