My name is Elena and I’m a swiss snowboarder. After I was born in Chur in 1987 we moved to Vnà a small town in the swiss mountains where I grew up with my two brothers and my sister. In 2011 I completed my diploma at the F+F school for art and mediadesign in Zürich where I studied four years. Since 2012 I’m part of the swiss snowboardteam and I travel to competitions all around the world.
Height: 1m 66 cm
Favorite snowboarder: Eero Ettala
Ideal day in the mountains: Pow, bluebird and friends.
Your biggest breakthrough in your snowboarding career.
1st place World Championships (big air) Kreischberg 2015
Favorite place to ride: Laax is definitely the resort where you want to be in Winter and its near where I live in Switzerland.
Best snow trip: A Trip to Lappland in 2012, always nice to remember!
What age did you start to snowboard: I started snowboarding when I was 12 years old.
Home mountain: I grew up skking and snowboarding in Scuol the resort near my hometown.
What cant you live without: I could not live without family, friends and nature.
Favorite phone app: I really like Instagram to share photos and videos and to see what other riders and friends are doing. Follow me @elenakoenz!
Goals and plans:
My next big plan is to participate at the Olympic Games 2018. I want to progress and to be greatfull for every day I can snowboard.