HANNAH TETER

Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist Snowboard Halfpipe

  • Three-time Olympian
  • Seven-time XGames Medalist
  • Team USA Snowboarding
  • Lives in Lake Tahoe, California

INTERVIEW

WHY RIDE FOR LEIFTECH?

I've tried a bunch of electric boards and nothing compared to the way the LEIF felt - it felt like I was actually snowboarding!

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO RIDE LEIFTECH AT FIRST?

The learning curve was fast! It was a little tricky off the bat, but the progression was rapid. If you play with it for a few hours, it totally clicks.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE FOR A FIRST TIME LEIF RIDER?

Riding a LEIF board for the first time is like a new experience. Don't get frustrated because once you get it, it's INSANELY fun!

HAS LEIF BEEN HELPFUL WITH YOUR SNOWBOARD TRAINING?

Riding my LEIF board has been very helpful with my training because it REALLY does feel like you're snowboarding. It's the closest thing to shredding that I've ever experienced.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE YOUR LEIF?

I love riding my leif around Lake Tahoe. There are sooo many places to cruise - and are as scenic as it gets.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO SNOWBOARD?

My favorite place to snowboard is also Tahoe! It's the only place that I've been to that consistently dumps powder all night - and when you wake up, it's just a blue bird sparkley pow day!

WHAT WAS YOUR MOST ADVENTUROUS TRIP SO FAR THIS YEAR?

I would say it was coming home after a 10-foot snowstorm. I shoveled and snow-blow all night, and the power was out, but then I just got to ride days and days of powder. We had a few 10-foot pow storms and that was insanity.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SNOWBOARDER?

My favorite snowboarder is Shaun White. We've been friends forever! I love him & I've always looked up to him because obviously he's such a badass and consistently takes his skills to the next level. He's not afraid. Of anything.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TRICK?

My favorite trick I would say is the backside 900 corked, because it's so easy for me to do, and I get all sideways and the judges always hook me up with a good score when I put that trick at the end of my last hit!

WHAT IS THE LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

I read A LOT - the last book I read was The Magic of Believing. It's a really good one, an old one, and I've read it a few times actually.

IF YOU COULD BE REINCARNATED INTO ANOTHER PERSON, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

That's a hard one! I'd probably come back as whoever's a cool billionaire so I could help change the world.

HANNAH'S TOP-5 SHREDDING PLAYLIST:

HAVE A PARTY - MOBB DEEP, NATE DOGG & 50 CENT
LOUD - MAC MILLER
SIDE TO SIDE - THREE SIX MAFIA & KANYE WEST
PUSH IT - RICK ROSS
CLICK - JAYZ, BIG SEAN & KANYE WEST