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Seven-time New Zealand Open Freeski Champion.

Olympian, XGames and Dew Tour competitor, two-time Canadian Freeski Champion, two -time World Heli Challenge Champion and seven time New Zealand Big Mountain Champion. What more does one need to say? How about one of the greatest professional female skiers of all time? Or one of the most confident big mountain, halfpipe female skiers out there? Janina’s achievements on the snow speak for herself and she works dam hard for what she has achieved.

Janina, or ‘G’ as she is known to friends, grew up all over the world, from Papua New Guinea to Borneo to Australia. New Zealand naturalized, residing in Wanaka New Zealand and a New Zealand national freeski team member, has always had a love for the mountains. Ripping around Fernie, BC as a kid seeing all the guys tearing up the mountain didn’t let intimidation on the ski field stand in her way. Instead, she used the pressure and fear as motivation to rise up on the women’s competitive scene.

She made her first appearance in 2005 competing on the Canadian Freeski tour dominating the Canadian scene. Not only does this girl compete in the Big Mountain, but also can shred in the park having many podiums in the pipe. In 2009 Janina became the first women to win a Big Mountain and Pipe title in the NZ open. She also repeated this double win in 2014. Janina is currently ranked 2nd overall in the world for Halfpipe! Janina is undoubtedly one of the best there is.

Now Janina sets her goals for the 2018  Winter Olympics for women’s Half Pipe skiing. She is also focusing on filming with the all female ski production ‘Shades of Winter’.

 

GO JANINA!