Nicknamed "Lucky." Accepted at the University of Vermont after high school, but deferred her college plans to focus on snowboarding. Became the first American rider to win boardercross and halfpipe competitions at the same World Cup in 2004. Gained infamy in the 2006 Olympics, when she attempted a grab during the final race and fell, causing her to lose her sizable lead and the gold medal. Has had several winning streaks in snowboardcross at the Aspen X Games - she won gold medals from 2003-2005, 2008-2011, and 2014-2016.Donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks for Love, a charity that makes wigs for children who suffer hair loss due to chemotherapy.Has supported the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and competed in MTV's the challenge: champs vs. pros in 2017 to raise money for the charity.