Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson has been at the forefront of women’s snowboarding for over a decade now. In that time she’s amassed 11 X Games medals, that Olympic gold, four ESPY awards and just about every other accolade you can think of in snowboarding.
But Anderson is still only 26 years old and has started branching outside of her normal realm for other things. SNOWBOARDER Magazine recently caught up with her to talk about this next phase of life she seems to be approaching, her charity, her mom’s Alpaca farm, her thoughts on Donald Drumpf and Lindsey Vonn’s comments about skiing and snowboarding. Here are a few excerpts:
On her mom’s alpaca farm: “A couple of baby alpacas were born this fall and she has a little alpaca shop. My goal has been to start a business and I am going to start an accessory line with beanies and I want them to be made fair trade with alpaca from my mom's farm.”
On her foundation the Jamie Anderson Foundation: “[To] help sponsor and connect more kids to sports and living a healthy, active lifestyle–especially young elementary to middle school kids.”
On Donald Drumpf: “I can't even believe this whole Donald Drumpf thing. I am blown away! It is embarrassing. I feel like America is the laughing stock of the entire world. It sucks.”
On Lindsey Vonn’s comments about snowboarders: “Lindsey Vonn is ridiculous. I love her and think she's beautiful. She is a badass skier, but saying something like that made her look so silly. It's the frickin' 21st century and I can't even believe that there are still mountains that don't allow snowboarding.”
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