Elena Hight

Elena Hight

From: Kauai, Hawaii Age: 25

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08/17/89

Name: Elena Hight
DOB: 08/17/1989
Birthplace: Kauai, Hawaii
Currently living: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sponsors: Volcom,Toyota, Nixon, Northstar at Tahoe, Sprint, US Snowboarding.
Website: www.ElenaHight.com

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Womens
As Seen On Allure
Sure, summer has its beauty buzzkills (sunburns, bleached-out highlights, we could go on). But it’s winter that offers up dry, flaky skin, static-y hair, brittle nails, and chapped lips. Two women who combat the elements every day—pro snowboarders Elena Hight (that's her above) and Silje Norendal—let me in on their beauty routines, must-have products, and importance of wearing sunscreen in the winter. What’s your usual beauty routine like? Elena Hight: “I try to keep things simple: bronzer, a bit of blush, and waterproof mascara. I love Bobbi Brown and Bare Minerals." Silje Norendal: “I clean my face every night and morning using cleanser and hot water, then I put on a moisturizer with sunscreen. I put on a bit of foundation under my eyes, a little bronzer, mascara, and liquid eyeliner." What are your must-have products? EH:“I’m constantly on the road, so I always have a good lip balm, a natural hand sanitizer, waterproof mascara, and bronzer with me.” SN: “During the winter, bronzer is my go-to product. It’s just to get a little bit of color.” How do you protect your skin from cold, dry air, and wind? EH: “The harsh cold, wind, and sun definitely affect your skin and hair. I always wear sunscreen—I love the Shiseido one for everyday use. I also protect my hair with coconut oil or Moroccanoil." SN: "When I'm on the mountain, I make sure to use a little extra moisturizer. I'm also always equipped with a good lip balm and moisturizer with sunscreen." Does your skin get irritated? EH: "No, because I drink plenty of water and use coconut oil. I also love Bobbi Brown's Advanced Moisture Cream for my face." Do you have a favorite lip balm? EH: "I love Chapstick with SPF in it while I'm snowboarding. I also really like EOS Lip balm for moisturizing after the hill." SN: "Nivea Sun Protect SPF 20 helps keep my lips from getting sunburned or dried out." Any other cold-weather tricks you can pass along? EH: "I've found that painting your nails, even with a clear coat [of polish] can help them from breaking in the cold, dry weather."
Womens
Volcom Women's Team Up @ Kitz
Last March our global women’s snow army teamed up, cleared up a short window in their season and decided to defy the natural elements and do a team shoot in only a few days. They’d clearly done something right in the past as stars aligned letting the full script play out with blue bird park days, snowflakes the size of tennis balls and waist deep pow after the season’s biggest dump, to wrap things up. Cheryl making the Austrian landscape look even more amazing. Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas, Elena Hight, Christy Prior and some family riders hanging close by; neighboring Switzerland’s own Joel Juchli “JJ” and the French Anouck Grau all rallying to do some true riding. A team that’s known for keeping busy with contests, Dew Tour, X-Games, Opens, FIS qualifiers… Olympics.. suffering from the typical “so many places to go and so little time” syndrome, sometimes deserves a bit of slack. A proper team trip at our favorite resort Kitzsteinhorn, in the Austrian Alps. The perfect spot when wanting to tackle everything. This was long overdue. A great chance for new and old riders to kick back and relax after all the contest madness and to think about what snowboarding really means to them. Little did we know, they took the assignment to heart and put on a shocking bar tab, some sick riding, chicken dancing and smiles so unforgettable they convinced us to step up the game for our next team trip. The Euro part of the team showing off their modeling skills. Christy's bs 180 japan air. A lot was scheduled for these intense few days together, including a round table with our outerwear designer Carolyn, but the team hustled, fuelled by each other’s energies, and this edit is the proof. Think we got ourselves the itch for another pow trip… Christy mastering her board with a style unlike others. JJ and Kari traversing over to the park. Sarka's all smiles watching her teammates ride. JJ has the talent to slow down time when she locks in on a rail. Another lift back to the top of the pipe by Kitzsteinhorn's friendly park crew. Elena (left) and Sarka (right) playing with the sun. And then there was snow. Elena's on her way to shoot our Pika TDS Down Jacket Techstimonial. So much snow in fact that we spent most of the day riding waist deep in it. Kari occasionally got barried. Old tracks, new tracks.. it's all good fun when you for a brief moment get lost in a cloud of pow. The end of our last day, looking back at all the sick lines. Until next time. Big thanks to Active Hotel in Kaprun and all of Kitzsteinhorn with it’s more than “fine" snow park crew for treating us like royalty! Photo credit: Vanessa Andrieux
Womens
Boarding For Breast Cancer
To us, boarding isn’t just a weekend activity or momentary thrill. It brings us a sense of freedom, but more importantly a healthy and active lifestyle. These are also the building blocks of B4BC-Boarding for Breast Cancer, a non-profit foundation that brings awareness, education, support, and early-prevention to individuals and communities. Their ultimate vision is to celebrate life at every turn, both on and off a board and to inspire youth into positive styles of living. Today we get to talk to our snowboard team rider Elena Hight, who is a B4BC Snow Ambassador, along with Coco Ho, our surf team rider. How long have you been affiliated with B4BC? Elena: I have been an ambassador for B4BC for about 3 years. Out of all the organizations , why have joined this on? What attracted you to B4BC? Elena: I was attracted to B4BC because of their mission to not only educate young people about breast cancer and how it can effect them, but how B4BC believes that preventing breast cancer begins with living a healthy, active lifestyle. I truly believe that living a healthy, active lifestyle is the key to fighting so many diseases that can negatively effect our health, so I was very excited to partner with an organization that is actively spreading that message. Has breast cancer effected anyone close to you? Elena: I have been lucky enough to not have been effected by breast cancer in my lifetime yet. Name one female in the world you look up to/highly respect and why? Elena: I am extremely inspired by Serena and Venus Williams. They both overcame so much adversity to become the incredible worldwide known athletes they are today. I think its very admirable how they have taken their athletic careers to the next level and inspire women today on so many levels. Which female in the world do you look up to and highly respect? Coco: Thats so hard to choose! Beyonce and/or Sharapova for a lot of the same reasons- I love their style in what they do (simply the best!) Their ambition and passion for winning or being the best is present but not over bearing. They are stylish and super feminine when the time is right. They live their lives publicly in the most professional way. The perfect girls in my eyes.   Because no style makes you feel as good as one that’s created for a good cause, Volcom snow has partnered up with Boarding for Breast Cancer to offer our limited edition outerwear. Not only do these exclusive pieces include a unique B4BC print specifically designed to raise awareness, we will support your purchase by donating $1 to the foundation for each garment sold. It’s a simple way to make your day on the hill that much more meaningful. Shop the Astrid Gore-Tex Jacket here: http://bit.ly/Zodxpg
Womens
Land That I Love / / Elena Hight
With World Cup fever at an all-time high (GO USA!) We wanted to get some insight into what it is like competing for your country on a global stage. What better person to ask than two time Olympian and reigning X Games silver medalist, Elena Hight. Elena has elevated women’s snowboarding to a whole new level by mastering tricks like the double backside alley-oop rodeo, on a half pipe no less. Stylish, strong and cool under pressure, we are proud to have Elena represent our team and ultimately represent the big USA! 1.  What makes you proud to be American? I am proud to be from a country that has been built on the idea that this is the land of endless possibilities! Anything you can dream of you can make happen! 2.  To you personally, what's notably American to you?  When I think of American staples I think of burgers, lemonade, red, white and blue, peace signs, ice cream cones and Lynard Skynard’s Sweet Home Alabama 3.  What do you love about your hometown? My favorite thing about my hometown is the scenery. There is nowhere else in the world like it! 4.  First place you go to when you get home? I love to sit by the lake first thing when I get home from traveling. It’s the most welcoming, comforting place no matter where I have been or how long I have been gone. 5.  Best mountain(s) you've ridden in the US? I love Kirkwood, Mt. Baker, Mammoth, Bridger Bowl… There are too many amazing places to pick just one! 6. What was your most memorable moment of representing the US at the Olympics? My most memorable moment of representing the US at the Olympics was walking into Opening Ceremonies with Team USA in Torino. Entering that stadium in my uniform with hundreds of other athletes by my side all there to represent the US together is a feeling like nothing I have ever experienced before. It was absolutely the proudest “American” moment I have ever had.
Womens
Elena Hight's Berry Infused Mint Lemonade
Happy Fourth of July! There is nothing that screams American spirit like red, white, and blue! Get into the spirit with this refreshing lemonade and enjoy it with friends, family, fun, and sun! -Elena Ingredients: ¾ cup blueberries ½ cup raspberries 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons) 1 lemon 5 cups water ½ cup fresh mint leaves (I used spearmint) ½ cup honey or agave Ice Directions: Squeeze lemons into a large pitcher. Add in honey and stir until honey is mixed in. It is best to add the honey now before cold water and ice so that it doesn’t harden with the cold before it mixes into the liquid. Add water to pitcher. Muddle together ¼ cup blueberries and ¼ cup mint leaves. Add in muddled mixture to pitcher. Thinly slice remaining lemon. Add remaining blueberries, raspberries, remaining mint leaves, and lemon slices to pitcher. Add ice, stir and enjoy!
Womens
Womens Snow is on Fire!
This weekend, our women's snowboard riders were melting the snow! Killin'  it at the Annual JLA Banked Slalom in Mammoth, as well as the 2014 Community Cup at the Keystone Resort in Colorado. Eleven years ago snowboarding lost Jeff Anderson, one of its most passionate and influential riders. To honor Jeff’s memory his brother Billy created the JLA Banked Slalom at Mammoth Mountain. This year, our girl Elena Hight won the second Annual JLA Banked Slalom!  Jeff Anderson memorabilia was given to the riders as the prizes. Elena stoked about first place, but even more on her favorite Jeffy photos of all time! The Community Cup is dedicated to women’s snowboarding in an atmosphere ideal for women, and women only! This year our girl Christy Prior nailed it, taking home first place in Slopestyle, as well as first in the Rockin’ Rail Presented by Kicker Audio! Christy wasn't the only one who stole a spot in the top, Sarka Pancochova was right behind with second place in Slopestyle! Christy dominating the competition, winning Best Method & Best Rail Trick! So proud to bring home a win! Christy Prior (middle) and Sarka Pancochova (right)