Full Name: Natasza Zurek

Date of Birth: 3/4/78

Hometown: Whistler and Vancouver

Home Mountain: Whistler/Blackcomb

Riding Since: 1992

Sponsors: Burton

Board/Stance Preference: Custom 48, 19 inch stance, 20 degrees front foot, 6 degrees back foot.

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? New Zealand.

Favorite Terrain: Clean halfpipe with nice high walls or powder tree lines anywhere.

First Time: It was on Whistler and I was very nervous.

Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? Not yet. It’s still immature. It’s not as seriously competitive as all other Olympic sports. A high level of training is not required.

If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? I would be an honor student at an Ivy League University.

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? I hang out with my friends. I learn about everything. I play on a computer.

Who most influences your style? Any good rider. My favorites are Bjorn Leines, Juha Tenkku, Stefan Gimpl.

Who do you ride with the most? Yuho.

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? My pillow, the Lord of the Rings book, music, Quick chocolate mix.

My Favorites…

Color: The color of the leprechaun’s gold

Food: Coffee flavored ice cream

Month: December

Time of Day: 6:00 pm

Airline: Air Canada