At the age of fifteen Jamie Anderson knocked Shaun White out of the history books as the youngest X games medallist in history. Despite her young age she has achieved veteran status with six X games medal wins, two Dew Tour championship titles and overall first place in the 2008/09 TTR Chapionship and the Burton Open Series.
In 2012 she won the X games slopestyle, the Burton Canadian Open and the Roxy Snow Pro, and with the inclusion of slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics she has her sights firmly set on Olympic gold. Her recent achievements have earned her the title of “Best Female Action Sports Athlete” at the Excellence in Sport Performance Yearly’s in 2012, a goal that Jamie has been chasing throughout her career.
In 2014 she won the first ever Olympic women’s slopestyle gold medal in Sochi, Russia, beating out competition from Enni Rukajarvi and Jenny Jones to become champion.
Jamie is one of eight siblings and snowboarding success runs in her family: her sister Joannie being a successful snowboardcross racer. Jamie prefers to stick to freestyle though and her trademark cab 720s and switch back 540s are competition winners. Growing up in Tahoe she rode a lot of powder and can carve a line and throw up rooster tales with the best of them. Jamie attributes her success to not to wanting to be the best snowboarder out there but to loving snowboarding, having fun and trying to be a positive person.
Outside of snowboarding Jamie embraces a positive attitude to life by exploring mother nature, listening to music and doing yoga. Her Billabong clothing line reflects this ethos by using environmentally friendly materials like hemp and bamboo. Jamie also likes giving back to the community and has organised season passes, Billabong outerwear and Gnu boards for local kids at Sierra at Tahoe. One day she wants to turn the scheme into a full scholarship program to help children with good grades pursue their dream of becoming a pro rider.