Whitelines Snowboarding

Torah Bright

Coming from a family of alpine prestige, the Bright family up-rooted from their hometown in Australia in 2000 so that the Bright dynasty could be nearer to the steep terrain of Utah to train. The gamble paid off for Torah when in 2003, she was the runner up for the World Cup title in Halfpipe.

With an aggressive riding style and amplitude to match, she was invited to the prestigious Arctic Challenge in Tromsø, Norway by living legend Terje Haakonsen and proceeded to give the male contingent a schooling on how to boost out of the quarterpipe.

She continued her assault on the World Snowboard Tour, taking home the trophy cabinet at the Burton US Open, Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open, XGames Aspen and Burton NZ Open emerging as the overall winner for the 2006/2007 season on the WST ranking as well as taking home the top spot on the Burton Global Open Series.

She must have spent some serious time in the gym and on the trampoline in the summer of 2009 because rumours began bubbling that the young Aussie had been attempting the elusive double in the slushy pipe of New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort. Days later, we were rewarded with a 2 minute clip of Torah bringing the rotations round, if anything too quickly, only to bail on the landing. The flip remained elusive until 2012 when Elena Hight finally got the deal on the double.

With the recent almost-success of the double, she came into the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as the favourite and brought home the bacon when she took Australias first ever gold medal for snowboarding in the Olympics, a national hero was made.

Torah took some time off the snow to reassess after her insane dedication for the Olympics. She returned in 2012 as hungry as before and has made it known she’s looking for Gold in Russia as well.


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