OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – Jaime Anderson has clinched the title of 2007-2008 Ticket To Ride Champion by placing first Monday, April 7, in the final Roxy Chicken Jam competition of the season.
The win gave her the edge she needed to rise above a tough field of other female snowboarders competing in the Swatch Ticket To Ride World Snowboard Tour. Jaime Anderson, a 17-year old South Lake Tahoe local who claims Sierra™ Resort as her home mountain, cements her place as one of the top female snowboarders in the world. Her global domination began down under at the Australian Open last summer and continued as she stomped through the Roxy Chicken Jam in Austria , the European Open in Switzerland , the Nippon Open, the Grand Prix and the U.S. Open in Vermont , and the final Roxy Chicken Jam in California, has spent a record 20 weeks of her career as the number one female snowboarder in the world, according to TTR. The next closest female rider has only spent 12 weeks at the top.
Anderson commands almost every slopestyle competition she enters. During the winter of 2007-2008, she took enough time away from the Ticket To Ride World Snowboard Tour to win the Winter X Games 12 gold medal for the second year running. Her snowboard racing background, honed at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and USASA competitions, is the foundation of her slope-style brilliance.
"Jaime stomps all of her landings,” John Rice, General Manager of Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, said. ” It's why she is able to dominate so many competitions. Not only does she have incredible style and the guts to go bigger than anyone else, but she also has the fundamental skills that enable her to execute tricks with precision. We are, once again, so proud of Jaime. She has taken the snowboarding world by storm this winter and we send her all the love we have. Good job, Jaime."
Known for its wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, family programs and parks and pipes that are among the best in the nation, Sierra Resort is committed to being part of the solution to healthy living. Having eliminated trans fats from its kitchens in 2006, Sierra Resort continues to respond to guest's requests for fresh, healthy food options. New this season is the Baja Grill, where skiers and riders can stop in for Mexican-style food prepared fresh on-the-spot with familiar ingredients.
The closest major resort to Sacramento , Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is located just 12 miles west of Lake Tahoe and receives an annual average of 480 inches of snowfall. For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.com or call 530.659.7453.