October Rider of the Month: Leanne Pelosi

Leanne Pelosi proves time and time again why she is such a mainstay in the shred industry; she has tapped in to almost every aspect of the business and goes full-on with each endeavour: Pro rider—check. Video production company—check. MGT all-girls camp—check. Awesome personality—check. The list goes on and on. Here, she talks about her plans for the month of October and what she's up to ramping up to the start of the season.

What are your plans for the month?

Runway Films movie tour organization. I’m heading to Europe October 20 to November 1 to attend most of the premieres we have in London, Barcelona, Munich and Innsbruck. And some photoshoots with K2 and Dakine right before.

What is something you've learned this month?

That I should have organized my receipts each month instead of putting them in one big box!

Where is the craziest place snowboarding has taken you?


Who is your favourite person to travel with?

Jeff, my boyfriend

How do you entertain yourself on long flights?

I sleep, read magazines and play on the computer until my battery dies.

What is one item you will not go snowboarding without?

A credit card

What is your favourite après-shred meal?

Turkey cranberry avocado sandwich from Java Coffee Hut in Whistler

Aside from snowboarding, how do you stay strong and healthy?

Gym, running, biking, surfing

What is something the average person doesn't know about pro snowboarding?

It's not as luxurious as it may seem, and there’s only really 10 percent of the pros that make a living

What is one thing people should know about you?

I have a lot on my plate.

What is your all time favourite movie?

The Neverending Story

Which female snowboarder has influenced you the most?

Tara Dakides, Barett Christy

Who is currently raising the bar in women's snowboarding?

Raewyn Reid, Jamie Anderson, Desiree Melancon, Gabbi Viteri, Nat Zurek

If you could give one piece of advice to women, snowboarders or not, what would it be?

Just giv'er! …but not to your liver!

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