The countdown continues… so far we’ve had a fistful of legends, a world-beating up-and comer, and two Olympians – but who else made the cut?
#15 – Aimee Fuller
At the age of four, Aimee Fuller agreed to take ski lessons at Bromley dry slope in exchange for a hamster. While obviously no longer with us, that little guy will go down in history as the UK’s most influential rodent.
Once Aimee discovered snowboarding, that was it – she was committed to making it her career, and a fearless approach (forged in a childhood spent racing motorbikes) saw her rise quickly through the ranks, taking her first major win at the 2012 Pleasure Jam.
Her Olympic debut two years later is better remembered for her stint as a commentator than what happened on the hill, but we fully expect her to be giving it another crack in 2018. Recently she nabbed second place at the Ale Invite, and we may have to get used to seeing her on the podium.
She’s no contest robot though; Aimee fully embraces the adventure side of snowboarding, just as happy riding sketchy motorbikes up Norwegian glaciers as she is on a slopestyle course.
“Has raised the profile for both UK and women’s snowboarding” – Chris Orchard, The Snowboard Asylum
“Crazy person, crazy skills!” – Edd Deurden, DC