Photo by Kristen Kochevar
Photo by Kristen Kochevar
Photo by Cy Whitling
Photo by Cy Whitling

Age: 23 

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Setup/sponsors: ON3P Skis, Panda Poles, Julbo USA, Pieps, Forsake

Nicknames: Rach

 

What is your favorite zone or run at Stevens Pass to ride?

It’s impossible to pick just one! Big Chief Bowl, Bobby & Nancy chutes, Corona, and many more.

What is your favorite feature in the Stevens Terrain Park and your go-to trick for that feature? 

I’ve never been much of a park skier, but on groomer days you can sometimes find me hitting flowy jump lines with lots of funky transitions.

Riding goals for 2016-2017 winter?

My biggest goal for this winter is to put the time and effort into producing a short edit documenting my days in the mountains.

 

What is your favorite memory from snowboarding or skiing?

I’ve had some pretty incredible days touring in central Japan, and adventuring around down in Tahoe. But last winter, I had a really fun and memorable night lapping Stevens with a bunch of my favorite people. The lifties at Tye put on the disco lights, and we danced, skied and laughed until we couldn’t anymore.


Advice for beginners?

Enjoy every second of it. There is something super special and exciting about discovering a new passion.

 

What is your favorite Stevens Pass event to participate in or be a spectator at?

I helped out with logistics for the Northwest Flannel Cup for a few years – there is nothing else quite like that event. I look forward to it every year!

 

Favorite chair on a powder day at Stevens?

If I told you my lift strategies for deep days, I’d have to kill you. Depends on the amount of snowfall, the wind loading, and the crowds. If I can get free refills lapping Tye Mill or Jupiter on a weekday, I’m a happy girl.

 

Where is your favorite après at Stevens Pass? 

Band nights at the Foggy Goggle are pretty tough to beat.

 

What is your place to grab some grub at Stevens Pass after a day of riding?

I’m a sucker for the mac’n cheese at Granite Peaks Lodge.

 

What is your go to hobby when you aren’t riding?

In the off-season I’m always working to be a better rock climber, and a better skydiver. I also enjoy freeform dancing in my living room!

 

Fun Fact about yourself!  Share something fun about yourself or make up a question and answer for something you think people want to know about you or skiing and riding.

I’m a terrible skier when I’m hangry – so I usually keep snacks in my ski pants (and I like to share).