These Females Redefine What It Means To "Ride Like A Girl" In Winter Sports


The concept of doing something "like a girl" is known to be synonym with weakness and is used as a means of shaming or embarrassing someone about their abilities. International Women's Day is upon us and it felt like the right time to remind the world that women are crushing major sporting events across the world which might suggest the "like a girl" concept is, well, nonsense. We've compiled a list of female skiers and snowboarders who redefine what it means to "ride like a girl" and show some of the boys how it's done while they're at it.

1. Chloe Kim

Chloe Kim has taken the world by storm recently after taking the gold at the Women's Halfpipe Finals at the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang. This victory placed her as the youngest woman to ever win an Olympic snowboarding medal. The 17 year is also a four-time X Games gold medalist and has been riding since she was just four years old, Check out her near-perfect score run that won her the gold here!

2. Jamie Anderson

​Some call her Jamie, some call her the best female Slopestyle rider in the world. She is the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold medal. She has bagged herself four gold medals to be exact. She is well-known for her incredible performance at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi. Click here to watch her absolutely kill it!

3. Angel Collinson

​Angel Collinson is a big mountain freeskier whose riding will literally blow your mind. She starred in Teton Gravity Research's "Paradise Waits" and won "Line of The Year" from Powder Magazine all in one year. Click here to see her crush it in Paradise Waits and prepared to be amazed!

4. Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin is said to be the best of the men and the women in a few various categories. She is the reigning overall World Cup champion and has two Olympic gold medals, one of which she won this year in PyeongChang. Click here to see her win the gold in Ladies Slalom in Sochi!

5. Kaya Turski

Kaya Turski is best known for being a slopestyle skier. She is an eight-time Winter X Games champion. When she won gold at the Aspen X Games in 2010 she set the world record for highest Slopestyle score (96.66). Click here to watch that moment!

6. Ingrid Backstrom

​Ingrid Backstrom is another big mountain skier. She has won Powder's Female Athlete of The Year Award more than once. She has also starred in multiple ski movies. Click here to see her segment in "Seven Sunny Days" in 2007.

7. Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a snow event in 2014 at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She also has two X Games gold medal under belt. Click here to watch her win the bronze in 2014 at Sochi!

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