Over the Cooler Christmas holiday period, competition kid turned street rat turned big mountain rider Laura Hadar announced the sad news of her retirement from professional snowboarding.
But at least she’s going out with a bang. In this interview with TGR, the Cooler cover star and wild child of snowboarding explained that rather than burn out and fade into the background, she wanted to leave on a high and has left us with a banging edit to prove it (check it out on page 8).
While Laura’s career started out on her high school snowboarding team, competing in the junior world champs and eventually the X-Games, she found her love for filming at the tender age of 19 and is one of the few women to build a career so largely based on video parts. But she’s always done things her own way and not cared what anyone else thought about it, and while some of her contemporaries have become ridiculously successful through competing, Laura’s arguably been just as successful by gong down the video route.
So we thought, why not celebrate her retirement by looking back through her career in film? She’s left us quite the legacy…