Spencer O’Brien is one of the best female snowboarders on the planet. Growing up in the mountains of BC, she was taught how to snowboard by her sister and dad and has gone on to international snowboard stardom. In 2013 she won the slopestyle at the TTR World Snowboarding Championship in Oslo and the Burton US Open. This built upon her success in 2012 where she was crowned victorious at the TTR World Snowboarding Championship as well as the O’Neill Evolution Big Air and the Dew Tour Championship in 2012.
Throughout her career Spencer has proven to be one of the most consistent and progressive female snowboarders, regularly appearing on the podium at the events she enters. As well as her competition success Spencer has also had countless media appearances which have attracted her big time sponsorship from the likes of Dragon and Rockstar.
On the mountain she likes riding with her family and Aimee Fuller as they all share a positive attitude to snowboarding. Being a Canadian from the west coast, her favourite place to ride is Whistler although Mount Seymour, Breckenridge and Keystone are also favourites due to their good vibes and great parks.
Spencer was the first woman on the Nike snowboarding team and her sponsorship from Nixon means she’s never been late to anything (we presume). In the past few years Spencer has got into baking and fellow female shredder Leanne Pelosi is a big fan of her Tiramasu.
If you’re ever putting together a snowboard style pub quiz you could ask the question ‘what did Spencer O’Brien dress as for Halloween in 2009?’ or ‘Which famous Canadian pop singer grew up on the same island as Spencer O’Brien?’ The answers? Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas and Nelly Furtardo. Just don’t get the two answers confused, one is a kind of attractive skinny woman with musical talent and the other is Nelly Furtardo.