Kenzie Morris, Big Mountain Skier (CA)

May 26, 2017

Kenzie Morris, Big Mountain Skier (CA)

 

 

Name:  Kenzie Morris
Age: 30 
Location: Tahoe City, CA
Sport(s):  Skiing
Instagram Handle: @kaygbiv

What does SheShredsCo mean to you?
I love this sense of community.  I mostly engage through social media, but i have made friends with some other local athletes who also ride for SSC. When i see a girl with the sticker on her helmet we instantly have something in common. I have seen most of the SSC girls at the FWQ competitions, and when they announce our sponsors during our runs some girls have approached me afterwards saying they know about the group as well. I have found it really fun to have that sense of community and similarities. I also find that SSC can be inspirational, in that when i see other girls doing sports i am not dedicated in as much, i can see the potential and it definitely inspires me to try a few more things. 

How did you get hooked on your favorite action sport(s)? I grew up ski racing till about 14yo, and got totally burnt out. I didn't start really free skiing till my senior year in high school, from then on i have been hooked. I find that the more i get involved in the industry and the more i am exposed to like minded girls, the more i see the potential to grow and see what is possible. 


What challenges do you face being a female in the sport? I am definitely out numbered any given day on the female to male ratio, but i don't find that a big problem if you surround yourself with inspirational people. 


Where is the most unusual or exciting place you have done your sport?
I have skied on a patch of snow in the summer not more then 100ft wide, took us a few hours to off road to the top of the mountain just to get some turns in October. 

What has been your most memorable moment so far? Competing on the Freeride World Qualifiers has been both challenging, scary, and inspiring all at once. It is something i will never forget, the nerves pulsing through your body and complete sense of fear is definitely hard to overcome, but the reward for completing a difficult run is worth it in the end. Competing at such a high level taught me patience and control, and also humbled against the competition. 

Who/what are your inspirations?

I am inspired daily by anyone over 80 who is still ripping around with a smile on their face. 

Favorite thing about SheShreds products?
They are warm and cozy for the cold winter months.  I love the fleece hoods, i often use mine when i am judging events and have to sit for hours in a snowstorm mid mountain. 




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