The future’s bright for Team GB rider Katie Ormerod. Not only is she one of the best British female snowboarders, she’s also one of the world’s most exciting up and comers.
From Bradford, she grew up riding at Castleford snowdome and Halifax dry slope, alongside the likes of her cousin Jamie Nicholls and local legend Wayne Taylor. These days, however, you’re more likely to find her in the parks of Breckenridge and Laax as she aims to push her riding even futher.
In 2012 she won both slopestyle and big air at the Brits, following it up with victory in the halfpipe the following year. She also finished 2nd at the 2013 Burton European Junior Open slopestyle, and became only the 5th woman ever to land a double backflip.
In 2014 she made the headlines worldwide when she became the first woman to land a backside double-cork 1080. Over a year later, she’s still the only female to have landed it. How long before she’s in contention for X Games – and even Olympic – medals?