Water or snow—it was a tough choice for a California girl who excelled at swimming, diving, water polo, and freestyle skiing. But after one year at UC Davis, where she had earned a scholarship to compete in the pool, Brita Sigourney chose snow. Winning the World Junior Championships in New Zealand that summer and making the U.S. Ski Team certainly helped. Growing up in the beach town of Carmel, Brita spent virtually every winter weekend of her youth making the five-hour trek to Alpine Meadows in Tahoe, eventually competing in moguls, big air, slope style, and halfpipe events. Since 2010, she has focused exclusively on halfpipe, winning X Games silver and bronze and becoming the first woman to land a 1080-degree spin in competition. When she’s not training or competing, she’s hitting the books, working toward her college degree.
Gear Inspired by Brita
A lover of animals, Brita fosters pets from the local shelter whenever she can. “I have recently adopted a kitty, Cory. She is such a joy, so obviously when I saw these mittens I had to have them!”