Emilia WintEmilia Wint took the women’s slopestyle scene by storm in 2011-2012, kicking off her season with a Revolution Tour win. Top finishes at the Killington Dew Tour stop, Aspen/Snowmass Open, and the Mammoth Grand Prix World Cup earned her invites to Dew Tour Finals and Euro X, where she placed fourth and fifth respectively. Wint capped off her breakout season with a second at the AFP World Championships in Whistler and finished fourth in the world for slopestyle on the AFP ranking list. With her impressive results and fearless style on jumps and rails, Wint earned herself a spot on the U.S. Freeskiing pro slopestyle team.
She continued her strong skiing throughout the 2012 summer and took the win at The North Face New Zealand Freeski Open. Then in December 2012, Wint was competing at the Breckenridge Dew Tour and suffered a season-ending knee injury. Wint dedicated the following ten months to rehab and moved to Park City to take advantage of the facilities at the USSA Center of Excellence.
Fully rehabbed and hungry to get back on skis, Emilia was an Olympic hopeful heading into the 2013-2014 season. In a cruel twist of fate, Wint took a fall off of a rail while training at Keystone and re-injured her knee. Although disappointed to spend another season recovering, Wint was optimistic and pointed out that she has youth on her side, and plans to make an even stronger comeback to snow later in 2014.
What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
I use the Marker Jester, and I mount them dead center so riding switch is the same as riding forwards.
What DIN do you have your bindings on?
Favorite skier: I don’t really have just one, but anyone who is stoked on skiing and progressing.
Ski hero growing up: I really liked Picabo Street when I was little.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, CO
Height: 5’ 4”
Ideal day in the mountains: Warm and sunny with no wind. I love being able to ski without a jacket.
How would you describe your style: Aggressive and smooth
Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career: Finishing in the top five for every event of the 2011/12 season
Favorite place to ride: Breckenridge, no question.
Best snow trip: Austria, for Nine Queens
What age did you start to ski: Three
What cant you live without: Hot sauce
Favorite phone App: StumbleUpon
Goals and plans: Winning X-Games and the Olympics