Nadia grew up chasing gates ski racing, before shifting to racing ski cross at the international level. She then turned her focus to big mountain competitions before retiring to the backcountry and focusing on filming and media. She is now a backcountry extreme skier and snowmobiler, and occasionally flies off off peaks with her speedwing. In the summer, she can be found in the bike park on flow trails ripping party laps with friends.
WHAT’S YOUR CLAIM TO FAME?
Probably hitting air Jordan twice, the first time at 19, or possibly being that “girl who skis, snowmobiles and speedflies” – there aren’t many of us out there. I’ve done +10 ski or snowmobile movies over the years, and had a large list of podium finishes in ski cross and big mountain extreme competitions as well.
WE CAN USUALLY FIND YOU…
In the backcountry, on the “darkside” or in the bike park
SUMMER OR WINTER?
I love both seasons, but Winter is my favorite of the two.
FAVE WINTER ACTIVITY?
There’s no way I could pick just one! Skiing, snowmobiling, speedflying, pond hockey.
FAVE PLACE IN WHISTLER?
Blackcomb, I was part of Blackcomb Kids Kamp growing up, so clearly I’m a fan of the darkside. In the backcountry, my favorite place is probably looking south out over the sunset at Mt. Cayley.
DESCRIBE YOUR BEST DAY EVER IN ONE SENTENCE
An early morning sunrise til sunset day of blue skies, light blower powder, stable avalanche conditions and first tracks all day, skiing, sledding and speed flying with everyone and all the gear/limbs/equipment making it back to the trucks in one piece.
WHAT SHOES ARE YOU ROCKING?
Anyone who knows me well knows it’s probably my 10+ year old Dunlop Purofort rig boots, you can’t beat the functionality of a waterproof steel toed boot rated to -40C.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST TRICK?
Right handed whips on my sled
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE ABOUT YOU?
I’m completing an honors degree in health science and applying to medical school this summer. On top of being an athlete, I’m also a freelance photographer and journalist, and have had my work published on ESPN.com, Redbull.com, XGames.com, and over 20+ magazine publications like the Ski Journal, Mountain Sledder Magazine, SBC Skier, SledHeads, Cooler Magazine, GoldenRide, Whistler Traveller Magazine etc.
WHAT’S YOUR OPTIMAL WAY TO EARN YOUR APRÈS?
First chair, last call.
FAVE PLACE TO APRÈS?
GLC or Longhorn
Trying to live every day as if it were my last, and constantly push my comfort zone. Learning is a life long process.