Jessica Venables Interview

Name: Jessica Venables

Age: 27

From: UK

Sponsors: O’Neill, Cebe, Dakine and Salamon.

Briefly describe yourself… My hobbies are my life, snowboarding, climbing big mountains, rock climbing by the sea and ice climbing. Exploring countries and surfing when I have the funds and time. At the moment I work in a small coffee shop as they are very flexible with my hours, giving me plenty of time to do my sports.

Talk us through your average day… Alarm 7am shower-coffee-breakfast. Depending on the season its one of the above sports that I wake up for. I come home around 4pm have a big snack then I am probably working or if not I go to town to buy some food, cook up a wicked dinner and watch a DVD.

How long have you been riding? About 7-8yrs

Best achievement: Snowboarding at a high level after just 4yrs of riding.

Best trick: Cliff jump stalefish.

Biggest rush: Everytime I drop into a steep line or couloir. Or just dropping off a cliff.

Scariest moment: Unfortunately being caught in an avalanche this year, I felt so scared and helpless.

Favourite riders: Jeremy Jones and Victoria Jealouse for their big mountain riding.

Favourite place to ride and why: Chamonix because its my back garden.

What essential items do you pack in your suitcase for a trip? I always have a check list. At the top is my snowboard equipment because I figure anything else you forget you can buy there. Of course the morning I go I make sure I have my passport and credit card in my pocket.

Top 3 tunes: Anything by Jack Johnson, Ayo – ‘Down on my Knees’, Black Eyed Peas – ‘Unity’.

How do you stay in shape? At least twice a week I go for an hour run uphill – it’s really good for my cardiovascular system.

Top training tip: Lots of stretching and water; helps the muscles to grow and keeps you supple.

Favourite foods: Toast and marmite.

Must-have beauty product: Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream.

Beauty tip: If you want to to improve your looks really quickly and easily just smile.

Favourite clothing brands: O’Neill

Fashion tip: Adding a few accessories to your outfit can change your look, dressing it up or down. So if you go on a trip with just a couple of outfits, accessories can give you several outfits.

Which celeb’s style do you admire? Sienna Miller and Madonna for always doing want she wants and for looking fantastic at the age of 48.

Favourite quote: Take it easy and if it’s easy take it again.

Before I die I want to: Live a long and happy life.


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