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Elena Hight

Elena Hight

From: Kauai, Hawaii Age: 27

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08/17/89

Name: Elena Hight

Birth Date: 08/17/1989

Birth Place: Kauai, Hawaii

Currently living: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Sponsors: Volcom,Toyota, Nixon, Northstar at Tahoe, Sprint, US Snowboarding.

Website: www.ElenaHight.com

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Womens
Cold-Weather Beauty Tips From Elena For Allure
Sure, summer has its beauty buzzkills (sunburns, bleached-out highlights, we could go on). But it’s winter that offers up dry, flaky skin, static-y hair, brittle nails, and chapped lips. Our women snowboarder Elena Hight  let us in on her beauty routine, must-have products, and importance of wearing sunscreen in the winter. What’s your usual beauty routine like? Elena Hight: “I try to keep things simple: bronzer, a bit of blush, and waterproof mascara. I love Bobbi Brown and Bare Minerals." What are your must-have products? EH:“I’m constantly on the road, so I always have a good lip balm, a natural hand sanitizer, waterproof mascara, and bronzer with me.” How do you protect your skin from cold, dry air, and wind? EH: “The harsh cold, wind, and sun definitely affect your skin and hair. I always wear sunscreen—I love the Shiseido one for everyday use. I also protect my hair with coconut oil or Moroccanoil." Does your skin get irritated? EH: "No, because I drink plenty of water and use coconut oil. I also love Bobbi Brown's Advanced Moisture Cream for my face." Do you have a favorite lip balm? EH: "I love Chapstick with SPF in it while I'm snowboarding. I also really like EOS Lip balm for moisturizing after the hill." Any other cold-weather tricks you can pass along? EH: "I've found that painting your nails, even with a clear coat [of polish] can help them from breaking in the cold, dry weather."
Womens
Volcom Women's Team Up @ Kitz
Last March our global women’s snow army teamed up, cleared up a short window in their season and decided to defy the natural elements and do a team shoot in only a few days. They’d clearly done something right in the past as stars aligned letting the full script play out with blue bird park days, snowflakes the size of tennis balls and waist deep pow after the season’s biggest dump, to wrap things up. Cheryl making the Austrian landscape look even more amazing. Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas, Elena Hight, Christy Prior and some family riders hanging close by; neighboring Switzerland’s own Joel Juchli “JJ” and the French Anouck Grau all rallying to do some true riding. A team that’s known for keeping busy with contests, Dew Tour, X-Games, Opens, FIS qualifiers… Olympics.. suffering from the typical “so many places to go and so little time” syndrome, sometimes deserves a bit of slack. A proper team trip at our favorite resort Kitzsteinhorn, in the Austrian Alps. The perfect spot when wanting to tackle everything. This was long overdue. A great chance for new and old riders to kick back and relax after all the contest madness and to think about what snowboarding really means to them. Little did we know, they took the assignment to heart and put on a shocking bar tab, some sick riding, chicken dancing and smiles so unforgettable they convinced us to step up the game for our next team trip. The Euro part of the team showing off their modeling skills. Christy's bs 180 japan air. A lot was scheduled for these intense few days together, including a round table with our outerwear designer Carolyn, but the team hustled, fuelled by each other’s energies, and this edit is the proof. Think we got ourselves the itch for another pow trip… Christy mastering her board with a style unlike others. JJ and Kari traversing over to the park. Sarka's all smiles watching her teammates ride. JJ has the talent to slow down time when she locks in on a rail. Another lift back to the top of the pipe by Kitzsteinhorn's friendly park crew. Elena (left) and Sarka (right) playing with the sun. And then there was snow. Elena's on her way to shoot our Pika TDS Down Jacket Techstimonial. So much snow in fact that we spent most of the day riding waist deep in it. Kari occasionally got barried. Old tracks, new tracks.. it's all good fun when you for a brief moment get lost in a cloud of pow. The end of our last day, looking back at all the sick lines. Until next time. Big thanks to Active Hotel in Kaprun and all of Kitzsteinhorn with it’s more than “fine" snow park crew for treating us like royalty! Photo credit: Vanessa Andrieux
Womens
Boarding For Breast Cancer
To us, boarding isn’t just a weekend activity or momentary thrill. It brings us a sense of freedom, but more importantly a healthy and active lifestyle. These are also the building blocks of B4BC-Boarding for Breast Cancer, a non-profit foundation that brings awareness, education, support, and early-prevention to individuals and communities. Their ultimate vision is to celebrate life at every turn, both on and off a board and to inspire youth into positive styles of living. Today we get to talk to our snowboard team rider Elena Hight, who is a B4BC Snow Ambassador, along with Coco Ho, our surf team rider.   How long have you been affiliated with B4BC? Elena: I have been an ambassador for B4BC for about 3 years. Out of all the organizations , why have joined this on? What attracted you to B4BC? Elena: I was attracted to B4BC because of their mission to not only educate young people about breast cancer and how it can effect them, but how B4BC believes that preventing breast cancer begins with living a healthy, active lifestyle. I truly believe that living a healthy, active lifestyle is the key to fighting so many diseases that can negatively effect our health, so I was very excited to partner with an organization that is actively spreading that message. Has breast cancer effected anyone close to you? Elena: I have been lucky enough to not have been effected by breast cancer in my lifetime yet. Name one female in the world you look up to/highly respect and why? Elena: I am extremely inspired by Serena and Venus Williams. They both overcame so much adversity to become the incredible worldwide known athletes they are today. I think its very admirable how they have taken their athletic careers to the next level and inspire women today on so many levels. Which female in the world do you look up to and highly respect? Coco: Thats so hard to choose! Beyonce and/or Sharapova for a lot of the same reasons- I love their style in what they do (simply the best!) Their ambition and passion for winning or being the best is present but not over bearing. They are stylish and super feminine when the time is right. They live their lives publicly in the most professional way. The perfect girls in my eyes.   Because no style makes you feel as good as one that’s created for a good cause, Volcom snow has partnered up with Boarding for Breast Cancer to offer our limited edition outerwear. Not only do these exclusive pieces include a unique B4BC print specifically designed to raise awareness, we will support your purchase by donating $1 to the foundation for each garment sold. It’s a simple way to make your day on the hill that much more meaningful.
Womens
Elena Hight Talks to Onboard Magazine
The second interview from our still quite recent all girls team trip to Kitzsteinhorn, Austria is now live online at Onboard Magazine. Yalda Walters doesn't let Elena off easy but grills her on tricky topics like her Hight Hopes journey to the Olympics webisode and last year's ESPN spread. Here's one of her smart replies but you can read the full interview online. "Growing up in the culture we have today, there is an idealism of what the perfect girl body is and part of me wanting to do that was to show that I’m by no means the ideal girl. I had body issue images, but I feel that I’m finally coming to a space where I’m happy with myself as I am. If I could just empower one girl to believe that, no matter how you are, you should love and accept yourself, then that was worth it." Read more HERE Photo credit: Vanessa Andrieux
Womens
Womens snow is on fire!
This weekend, our women's snowboard riders were melting the snow! Killin'  it at the Annual JLA Banked Slalom in Mammoth, as well as the 2014 Community Cup at the Keystone Resort in Colorado. Eleven years ago snowboarding lost Jeff Anderson, one of its most passionate and influential riders. To honor Jeff’s memory his brother Billy created the JLA Banked Slalom at Mammoth Mountain. This year, our girl Elena Hight won the second Annual JLA Banked Slalom! Jeff Anderson memorabilia was given to the riders as the prizes. Elena stoked about first place, but even more on her favorite Jeffy photos of all time! Next up was the Community Cup. An event dedicated to women’s snowboarding in an atmosphere ideal for women, and women only! This year our girl Christy Prior nailed it, taking home first place in Slopestyle, as well as first in the Rockin’ Rail Presented by Kicker Audio where Cheryl Maas joined her on the podium in third spot. Cheryl didn't stop there but also threw down in the Big Air section where she took 2nd place with a backside 9 melon grab. Besides these fantastic scores, Sarka Pancochova was right behind them with second place in Slopestyle! So proud of our entire team! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! Christy dominating the competition, winning Best Method & Best Rail Trick! So proud to bring home a win! Christy Prior (middle) and Sarka Pancochova (right) Team methods by Christy Prior, Cheryl Maas and Sarka Pancochova.
Womens
Elena Hight's Hopes Chapter 2
In the second chapter of Hight Hopes, Elena shows what dedication means. She kicks off her 2013/2014 season training in Colorado before the first Olympic qualifier of the year at Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO.