Birgit Rofner

Birgit Rofner

First name: Birgit
Last name: Rofner
Home: Kühtai, Austria
Homeresort: Kühtai, Austria
Snowboarding since: 2007
Year of birth: 1995
Favourite board: Impress 148 with Fastec Choice Alu
Stance: Goofy, +18 / -15
Best results:
> Shred Down Austrian Rookie Master HP&SS - 2011 & 2012
> 1st Qparks Tourstop Diedamsjam - 2012
> 1st World Rookie Tour Romania - 2011
> 1st Style on Art Jam - 2012
> 2nd Qparks Tour Finale - 2012
> 2nd Kaunertal Opening Pro Contest 2011
> 2nd (HP), 3rd (SS) Battery Catfights Juniorjam - 2012
> 3rd World Rookie Tour Czech Republic 2012
> 6th Engadinsnow St. Moritz - 2011
> 8th Youth Olympic Games - 2012
Interview

- nickname: I don’t have one, but some people call me Gitti to annoy me
- strengths: I never give up
- weakness: Sometimes I am really shy
- fashion accessory: I love my Pandora bracelet☺
- color: Pink but i would never wear it... horrible!
- food: My grandmothers famous “Kartoffelschmarn”
- drink: Latella and Shakes.
- piercings or tatoos: Oh Gosh, never!!!
- book: Unfortunately I don’t read.
- music: I love songs from the 80s
- best holiday location: Definitely Austria
- best way to relax: Being with my friends or family
- magazines: Golden Ride Magazin, Red Bulletin Magazin



If I cash 1.000.000€ in the lottery then...
I would buy a house at the beach and give some money back to my parents. And I would help one special person to get back in a normal life. And the rest is on my bank account.

Your house is burning...
I would save my family and my cat, nothing else is more important.

An Affair to Remember...
Wow I could write a book now. There are too many funny stories about me, also very embarrassing. But I can’t write them into the Internet... haha sorry guys!

What means snowboarding to you?
At the moment it’s the onliest.

Has your life changed being a snowboard pro?
Ok first I am not a pro haha, but yeah it changed a lot. I miss a lot of important days in the year, for example my grandfathers 90th birthday. Then I don’t see my friends and family often. But I can travel through the whole world, get new experience, meet new friends.
 
What kind of rider are you?
It sounds really hard but I hate powder! I tried to ride halfpipe this year but my discipline is slopestyle. I always change my opinion from camber to a rocker. At the moment I prefer a rocker, because I am more on rails now then on jumps.

What do you like most about Völkl Snowboards?
There are no words to describe them, they are unbeatable. And I like the colours, no one else has that special orange.

The place to be?
I like Val Senales in Italy but just in the summer. It’s a lovely place to enjoy the summer. But the place to be is definitely Mayrhofen Penken Park. Good Jibline and jumps!

Your signature trick?
I love bs 180! The slow rotation is an amazing feeling.

What kind of style is up to date? What trick is done?
I don’t know what's coming next but crazy boys start doing triples now. It’s so crazy!! I am happy that it’s totally cool when a girl “just” does a 900. And I like a bs air, it’s a cool grab with a lot of style.

Which trick do you want to learn next?
I want to learn bs 5 indy.

How do you motivate yourself and learn new tricks?
There are not many moments that I am not motivated, but when I have some problems then i can talk to my sister or my parents. I try to keep me fit with a lot of outdoor sport, and when I want to learn a new trick then I mostly try it in the park.

You had any dangerous situations on the mountain so far?

I am never in the backcountry so luckily no avalanches. But this year in Serfaus, there were 1000 people at the lift and I tried to sneak one person and he snapped me in the face. That was crazy!

Highlights of last season?
My highlight of the season were the Olympic Games. It’s a great experience and I am very proud that it happened in my local park.

Blue bird & perfect conditions – who should be in your riding crew?
I love it to ride with my boyfriend, he pushes me a lot and of course with my sister. It’s always so funny.

The best Snowboard trip ever was...
Every snowboard trip is special. I just need a good park and cool people around me and it’s perfect!

What stuff is in your backpack when you head up to ride or travel?
Too much! I really have a problem with packing. I always pack too much stuff and then I don’t need it or I forget it. But when I head up to ride I always have something to drink and suncreme with me.

What is your favourite contest & why?
I like the World Rookie Tour. It’s well organized and it’s fun to ride with people who are not older than 18.

What do you do when you are not riding?
I like downhill, climbing and cocktails.

In five years I want...
I want to have my own house and be a snowboarder.


LAST WORDS
Big Thanks to my family and all my sponsors... especially to Völkl! You all believe in me and that makes me really happy!



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