Krista Bradford

Birthdate: November 5, 1977

Sponsors: Ride, Oakley, Silverstar Resort, Jim Attridge Snowboard Shop, and Patch

Hometown: Vernon, British Columbia

Shredtown: Whistler, British Columbia

Hobbies: Sports, reading, and high-speed driving to avoid RCMPs

Thank yous: Patch and Lou, Cam Sorensen, Rookie Hicks, Dano Pendygrasse, Russell Kouchman, and all my sponsors.

“Whenever I see Krista, she is always smiling and encouraging people. She has a great competitive spirit and is a positive influence on anyone who comes in contact with her. Krista is always giving her best, which is very progressive, and she charges. Lookout for her bag of tricks this season, ’cause she is pushing women’s riding to a new level.” –Leslee Olsen

Stan Evans: How did blowing out your ACL affect you and your goals?

Krista: It actually made me reflect on what I want to do with my life, because I won’t be able to snowboard–at this pace–when I’m 35. But, by then, I’ll be a sports therapist specializing in human kinetics.

What pushes you?

I like to ride with people who are better than me. My mind-set is usually fun, fun, fun! If I’m down on myself and being negative, I’m less likely to try and learn. If I’m positive, I have a better chance of learning and succeeding.

If you won two-million dollars, but had to give half to charity, who would you give it to and why?

Probably an underprivileged children’s foundation or a fybromyalgia clinic. It’s the most severe case of chronic fatigue syndrome. My mom has it and I’d like to be able to help her get better.

What would you do with your half?

Well, I would try to save it. But in reality, if I had it in my hands, it would probably be gone in a few days. I would make sure to save half of my half for a business or school. I wouldn’t want to just sit on it and be rich. Money makes people lazy.

What is one thing you’d like to learn before you die?

I would like to learn several different languages and be a s-m-a-r-t-i-e. I think it would be great to be able to communicate with people all over the world.

Is your first Ride ad gonna be of you modeling or riding.

Screw the pretty outfits and makeup. I’d rather have a sequence of me doing a good trick, something a kid would be stoked to hang on their wall. When I’m snowboarding I let my riding, not a pretty outfit, do the talking for me.