Full Name: Patricia Ann Byrnes
Date of Birth: 11/18/74
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Home Mountain: 236 Stratton, VT
Riding Since: 1989
Sponsors: 733 Rossignol, 313 Fila, 828 Smith, 27 Airwalk, Ton.
Board/Stance Preference: 148 Rossi Strato, 19 1/2 inch stance
If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Probably at home. It’s always fun to ride with your home mountain friends.
Favorite Terrain: Love halfpipe, anywhere fun with friends. Powder, of course.
First Time: At Stratton, and met my best friend Beth.
Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? Not really sure. We’ve definitely got a lot of talent, but I’m not sure what will happen to the drive of the sport after the Olympics.
If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? I’d be in school working on a masters degree and learning to play the drums and guitar better.
What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? Play guitar and drums, go to school and try to learn new things
Who most influences your style? I like the way Casey Marks, Jes, and Noah Brandon ride. Anybody with a good attitude makes me want to watch them. But I don’t have style.
Who do you ride with the most? Athena, Ross Peterson, Seth Neary, Michele Taggart, Tina Basich, Greg Goulet, Roger Cameron, Jen Sherowski, Stacey Burke, Beth Trombly, Pretty much everyone.
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? Guitar, journal, drums, friends, camera
Mountain: 236 Stratton, VT
Time of Day: Dusk
Car: Old white cars with red fins