When Elin started snowboarding at the age of ten, she instantly fell in love with the sport. Back then she mostly rode on her local hill but nowadays, she preferably spends most of her winters exploring the Alps.
A few years ago, her friends took her out freeriding and she started competing in the Freeride World Qualifiers and the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championship, which she won in 2016. She also started to spend a lot of time splitboarding, which now is Elin’s favorite way to discover and experience a mountain.
“You gain a bigger appreciation for your surroundings when you go up the mountain on a splitboard or a pair of touring skis. You have time to stop and really take in the view of the mountains, compared to when you’re on a lift that takes you up in an instant”.
Elin is an ambassador for and an active member of Protect Our Winters, POW, the leading climate advocacy group for the winter sports community. She spreads the message of the organization by writing articles and creating collaborations with skiing magazines like Åka Skidor etc.
In between winters she works as a full time journalist as well as does some freelance writing and photography work. We at Houdini are impressed over her dedication to protect what she loves.
You can also follow Elin on Instagram @elinturpeinen