Full Name: Maelle Ricker

Date of Birth: 12/2/78

Hometown: Vancouver

Home Mountain: Whistler

Riding Since: 1993

Sponsors: Oakley

Board/Stance Preference: Custom 52, 20 inch stance, 18 degrees front, 3 degrees back

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere with a slope steep enough to ride powder.

Favorite Terrain: Freeriding in alpine and treeline areas with lots of powder.

First Time: I was snowboarding at Seymour. My feet were too small for the bindings, so I wore my Dad’s boots outside of mine.

Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? Maybe. I haven’t decided yet.

If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? Doing other sports and still having fun.

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? I like backpacking, mountain biking, going on adventures with my friends.

Who do you ride with the most? I ride with anybody on the hill that day. I ride some with my brother Jorli, and with my friends from Whistler.

If you were going on a trip and could only take five things with you (other than a change of clothes and your snowboard) what would those things be? Deck of cards, camera and film, some close friends, a bike, nuts and bolts.

My Favorites…

Color: Blue

Food: Rice with ketchup

Month: December

Number: 11

Mountain: K2

Time of Day: 6:00 pm

Airline: Greyhound Air

Car: Old collectors pick-up

Animal: Parrot