Full Name: Minna Briggita Hesso

Date of Birth: 3/15/76

Hometown: Klaukkala, Finland?

Riding Since: 1991

Sponsors: Salomon, Bolle, Level

Board/Stance Preference: Directional 148

Favorite Terrain: All different types: Pipes and parks especially in the summer. Good Powder, freeriding, carving on groomed runs.

First Time: At Phya in Finland. Me and my friend rented snowboards. It was fun.

Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? No, its too young a sport. It shouldn’t be an Olympic sport while there’s a fight between 2 assoc. who want to take it to the there. It’s unclear & the procedures should be before going. In the end though, it will be good for snowboarding

If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? Going to school and working probably,

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? Nothing special. Just relax, hang out with friends, read, do sports, cook. It’s hard to have a hobby when you are travelling so much.

Who do you ride with the most? All the Finnish guys, Stine Brun Kjeldas, Michele Taggart, Jake Blattner, Ben Pruess.

My Favorites…

Color: Blue

Food: Indian

Month: March

Number: 5

Time of Day: Morning before everyone gets up