|MOLLY MILLIGAN||PREVIOUS TEAM RIDER NEXT TEAM RIDER|
PLACE OF ORIGIN:
Yellowknife Northwest Territories.
uh...19 inches, 23 degrees front, -15 back
FAVOURITE PLACE TO RIDE:
Just to get really, really f-ing good. At snowboarding. At life.
My brother, who is so talented and hard-working and in an even tougher industry then I am.
Powder Room, Orbis Engineering, MACA and Sport North, Deton Cho Corp.
DESCRIBE HOW YOU FIRST GOT INTERESTED IN SNOWBOARDING:
High School boyfriend was pretty into it. I'd be hanging out and he'd be super into the latest Snowboard Canada Magazine. I honestly can't remember how interested I was, except that watching the latest Whiskey Videos meant hanging out with a bunch of dudes. Winning. I skateboarded a lot in high school too so it was just a natural transition.
What keeps you snowboarding today?
It makes me happy. And I love the constant progression.
What do you get up to when you aren’t snowboarding?
I have yet to find the right balance between snowboarding, work and traveling, so right now when I'm not snowboarding I'm just working. Taking photo's is starting to be a pretty big obsession. Other then that I'll be at the gym and cooking. I love reading but have a good habit of half reading a lot of books. Cross country and downhill mountain biking is pretty huge on my list too. Soooo fun!
Describe the perfect day:
Waking up nice and early to an amazing breakfast, hectic bluebird deep pow day on Whistler high fiving all my friends in the lift line and coming out of million dollar ridge. Apres at Dusty's for some ceasers and wedges, hot-tub session followed by party time at Sushi Village.
Have you had any injuries or situations that have made you re-think your lifestyle?
Injuries are a part of the game. The only challenge I've had is trying to figure out what kind of career I want outside of snowboarding that I could love just as much. Pretty high standards.
Contests and freeriding…describe likes and dislikes of both:
Contests require a shitload of discipline and an extreme mastering of your nerves. I have a love-hate relationship with contests but it's a challenge I really enjoy. I guess the only thing I could say I really hate about contests is the pressure of having to do them when the weather is soooo bad that it's actually really dangerous. I LOVE freeriding. And I could say to get really, really good at it also requires a shitload of discipline and mastering of the nerves. No love-hate relationship here, all love.
Where do you want to be in 10 years?
Financially stable, owning my own place, and having lived somewhere in Europe for a time, and somewhere in NYC for a time. Everything else is completely open. Always to be really happy of course.
Last but not least…
Tower Heights. Very average movie for such a baller cast but Eddie Murphy is fricking hilarious.
Just finished homemade chicken soup and blue cheese and capicolla pizza.
youtube watching Jenna Marbles. Holy crap that chick is funny!
Currently reading "The Bang Bang Club". Intense.
Last TV show:
Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Shit is going down!
Pizza party/Euchre introduction last night. Good times. Wine also may have been involved.
My money pit aka 2000 Ford Focus. But my snow tires are dope.
Last phone call:
BIG thanks to Powder Room for taking me on this year, as well as Orbis Engineering, MACA, Sport North, and Deton Cho Corp up in Yellowknife for their generous support. It's gonna be a good winter!