Spencer O’Brien
  • Born: 02/02/1988
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 68kg
  • Birthplace: Alert Bay, British Columbia
  • Hometown: Courtenay, British Columbia

obrienSpencer O’Brien is considered to be one of the world’s most progressive slopestyle snowboarders.

Since switching from halfpipe to slopestyle, O’Brien has enjoyed a great deal of international success. She won bronze at the 2008 Winter X Games in Aspen and added silver in 2009. In 2012 she claimed silver at the Winter X Games Europe followed by a bronze in Aspen in 2013. Also in 2013 she competed at her first FIS World Championships where she captured the gold medal.

O’Brien has competed primarily on the World Snowboard Tour, the world’s largest series of freestyle snowboarding events, which is separate from FIS, the governing body for snowboard at the Olympic Games. In 2012 she won the world championship run by the World Snowboard Tour. She ended the 2012-13 season ranked second in the World Snowboard Tour’s slopestyle standings.


2013 FIS World Champion (slopestyle)… 2012 World Snowboard Tour World Champion (slopestyle)… Four-Time Winter X Games Medallist…


Getting Into the Sport: Taught to snowboard by her father and sister at age 11, she initially had no aspirations to be a professional rider; she only competed because her sister did… Her dad had always encouraged her to compete in all disciplines but from 12 to 15 she focused on halfpipe… She had to make a switch when her local mountain stopped building a pipe… She just started riding the park and fell in love with slopestyle and gave up her Olympic dreams until July 2011 when the IOC voted to include it… Suddenly she had a long term goal and support of a national team… Outside Interests: Loves cooking, baking, fashion and hiking… The worst part of being on the road is not having her own kitchen… Involved with the Alliance for Climate Education and does speaking engagements in high schools… Odds and Ends: Has donated equipment to the First Nations Snowboard Team and is also involved with Nike N7, a program to promote health and wellness in Aboriginal communities… At 17 she moved to Whistler by herself and decided to home school grade 12… Had saved enough money to do a season in Whistler thanks to working as a barista and on her dad’s fishing boat…


FIS World Championships: 2013 – GOLD

Winter X Games: 2013 – BRONZE (Aspen), 5th (Tignes); 2012 – 5th (Aspen), SILVER (Tignes); 2011 – 10th (Aspen), 4th (Tignes); 2010 – 10th (Aspen), 4th (Tignes); 2009 – SILVER (Aspen); 2008 – BRONZE (Aspen); 2007 – 8th (Aspen)

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