Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Leanne Pelosi: Pro Rider, Film Producer & Danny Kass Fan

1. Hometown?

Calgary Alberta Canada. Living in Vancouver BC. Home Mtn: Whistler BC

2. Use 3 carefully selected words to describe what snowboarding means to you.


3. What is your involvement in Runway Films?

I produced Runway Films with Jeff Keenan and also rode in it. We both wore many hats from sponsorships, to direction, to organizing shoots, to putting out fires.

4. What, in your opinion, would make snowboarding better ?

ski hills keeping it real and not charging 100 bucks a lift ticket.

5. Where do you see snowboarding, particularly female snowboarding, in say 10 years time?

900s, 1080’s, 720’s into pow, cliff spins, spins onto and off of rails, gaps, packed with soccer moms.

6. Who is/are your favourite rider/s and why?

I really respect Danny Kass because he’s got it dialed. He’s got an amazing snowboard career and also a solid business on the side. I don’t know how he manages to do it all, but he does it very well. He inspires me a lot because he works very hard for what he has and is a little marketing genius when it comes to biz. That and he has a really unique style of snowboarding.

7. Describe THE perfect day...

That would be riding with my best friends, in any condition. I don’t get to ride with my best friends that much anymore, so anytime I get to spend with them is always good because the best way to catch up is on the chairlift.

8. What trick on your snowboard gives you the most pleasure?

Either a method or a frontside 360.

9. Who are your sponsors?

K2 Bonfire, Monster Energy, Dragon, Dakine, 32, etnies, Whistler/Blackcomb

10. What advice do you have for young enthusiastic female snowboarders wanting to make a career out of snowboarding?

Come and join our MGT ACADEMY. We are offering a sponsorship to those who sign up and attend camp. The coaches this year are judging the best campers and they all go against each other in search of a sponsorship which will include a free camp to MGT session at high cascade in summer 09. Put yourself in a position where important people will be able to see your skills. Summer camps are great for that because there are so many pros there, and also contests are good too!

Do you have anything else you want to say? perhaps some Leanne Pelosi (WOW) Words of Wisdom...

You sleep when you’re dead! Take every opportunity you get.

BSA thanks Leanne for taking the time to answer these questions. Bonus fact: Pelosi is originally from Swansea, Wales (So, Leanne is British after all!)

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