British snowboarder Jenny Jones, especially known for winning Great Britain's first Olympic medal on the snow, rather than on ice, learned to ski before switching to snowboarding. Eventually she started representing her country in various international competitions, winning medals, making history by finishing third at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, earning a bronze medal in the women's slopestyle event.
Apart from being a 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser is also a former World Champion and a 2-time Winter X Games champion. While she initially wished to be a vet, her love for jumping and aerial acrobatics made her take up snowboarding as a profession.
Ester Ledecká is a Czech alpine skier and snowboarder. She is best known for winning gold medals at the 2018 and 2022 Olympics in parallel giant slalom. In the 2018 Olympics, Ledecká also won gold medal in the super-G event, becoming the first person to win two gold medals using two different types of equipment at the same Winter Olympics.
Kim Christiansen is a Norwegian former snowboarder who began his professional career as a teenager. He was just 16 when he received a sponsorship from Quicksilver. He had a highly prolific career during which he had many sponsors. He won the World Snowboard Championship in Madonna di Campiglio in 2001. He retired from professional snowboarding in 2006.