Since being left off the Swiss Olympic team in Vancouver despite being a world bronze medalist the previous year, Kummer has blossomed into the best women’s alpine snowboarder in the world. She is likely on her way to a third straight World Cup title and a threat to win both parallel giant slalom and the new event of parallel slalom. The daughter of a ski instructor, she didn’t take up snowboarding until she was 11.
- 2013 World Cup standings (PGS) - 2nd
- 2013 World Cup standings (PSL) - 1st
Things to Know:
- Kummer started skiing at age two before switching to snowboarding nine years later.
- She is pursuing her university degree in psychology in Brig, Switzerland - sometimes in person, sometimes online.
- She lives part-time at a Swiss team training base in the mountains
- She credits her improved results in recent years to a stronger mental approach