Name: Merika Sofia Enne
Hometown: Originally from Tampere, currently living in Helsinki
Read MoreYears snowboarding: I started my 15th season this year
How did you get into snowboarding: I guess I have to thank my mom for that. I was complaining that downhill skiing is boring so she suggested renting a snowboard instead. I was excited and loved it even though I fell down the whole day.
Greatest snowboarding memory: Last spring was really great overall, I spent all the best days of the season in Ruka in 2,5 weeks after being injured for 6weeks, riding has never felt so good.
Greatest achievement outside snowboarding: Learning the beauty of individuality
Things you love in snowboarding: Freedom, creativity, versatility, the feeling of succeeding after failing many times. And speed and airtime of course, hehe
Worst part about snowboarding: The bad sides of travelling (waiting, packing, unpacking, crazy flight times etc.) and getting hurt
Biggest crash: Overshot a kicker with a ss bs 180 in New Zealand. Broke my board, got a concussion and it hurt to walk for a week, even though I didn’t break anything. But the one that hurt most was tearing my ACL 4 years ago and the surgery that followed.
Would you rather win at the Olympics or at the X-Games: The X-games
Your newest trick: wallie bs board 270 out, to a flat rail
Best snowboarding destination: Ruka Batterypark and Breckenridge in Colorado
How do you get inspired: Watch snowboard movies, ride with inspiring riders and good friends.
Favourite person to ride with: Kaira Productions guys&gals, Krisse and Enni and many others!
Craziest thing that has happened on a snowboarding trip: Falling into a crevasse in Saas Fee glacier. I was lucky not to fall to the bottom, it was 40metres deep.
Best thing to do without Internet connection after a day of shredding: Watch snowboard movies, keep my body limber
What would you do if you were not a snowboarder: It’s hard to imagine… I wish I had found some activity that would feel as great as snowboarding.
Watching a movie with popcorn or sweets: Some healthy sweets
Future goals: Land good looking runs in competitions, filming a video part, moving my tricks to bigger obstacles
Your favourite Battery Energy Drink: Sugarfree
Do you have a secret talent: I make good banana pancakes