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“Spark R&D is the best in the game. The bindings are light, reliable, and comfortable.”

Elena Hight

Hometown: Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Currently resides: Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Current sponsors: Volcom, Clif Bar, Toyota, GoPro, Jones, Smith, Health-Ade
Bindings: Women's Surge Pro

Kauai born and Lake Tahoe raised, Elena Hight is a stand out amongst professional snowboarding’s best. At 13-years-old, Elena became the first female to land a 900 in competition. She went on to attend two Winter Olympics and in 2013, became the first snowboarder, male or female, to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo at the Winter X Games. Always at the forefront of progression, Elena has lead the way throughout her competition career and continues to do so stepping into human-powered big mountain riding and splitboarding. In addition to snowboarding, Elena’s passions lie in outdoor adventure, health and wellness, and advocating for environmental protection.

Q & A

To date, my favorite splitboard trip was crossing the Sierra to film Ode to Muir. Being able to just camp, hike, and shred for multiple days on end was a dream.

This season I am really looking forward to continuing to work on the film project I started last season with TGR. We are aiming to create a special snowboard film with riders who have greatly influenced my career so I am really looking forward to more dream trips!

I have had so many great influences that have brought me into the backcountry. Jeremy Jones, Hana Beaman, Brian Iguchi, Robin Van Gyn.... all have really helped guide me in the backcountry.

I am inspired by nature. How complex yet simple it is. It drives me to spend more time immersed in nature because I always feel like I learn and grow when I do.

It's the best in the game. Light, reliable, and comfortable.

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