BIG WHITE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
BOWL OF CEREAL OR SUSHI
JUNE 20, 1995
NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
WHAT MOTIVATES ME
I get to do what I love every day because of my family and other supporters like Big White. Their love and generosity drives me to do my best for them.
2016 Chantecler Canada Nationals - 1st
2015 Kreischberg, Austria, World Championships - 14th
2013-2014 13 Nor-Am podiums
I don't have one! I just go for it.
Go big or go home.
Protein bars, music, and Anthony Findlay's epic workout program.
I'm outside spending time with my friends or family.
If I have a free weekend I love camping or just being outdoors with friends or family. If it's a free evening after a day of training, I enjoy relaxing with good book.
Serwas. I looked up to Kelsey as an athlete from Big White doing so well on the world stage. Also, it's a fun one to straight line!
Tess was introduced to the world of snowboarding at the age of two, sliding down a hill in her backyard. When she was five years old, Tess's parents gave her and her brother the choice of moving to Mexico or to Big White Ski Resort in British Columbia, Canada: a hot, sunny city or the mountain life. For Tess, the choice was easy.
Tess entered Big White Ski Resort’s Neil Edgeworth Memorial Banked Slalom (her first race at Big White) when she was six years old - coming second only to her brother. It was at that moment her competitive drive came to life. Tess's love and commitment for snowboarding quickly grew, never missing the opportunity to enter all of the competitions that were held at Big White. At the age of 14, Tess was picked up by the B.C. provincial team, and that was "when things really got going”.
For Tess, snowboard cross became a top priority. She started training on and off snow, getting opportunities to travel for competitions and doing most of her school work on the road. After four successful years on the B.C. provincial team, claiming the North American title and winning back-to-back Junior National Championships, Tess was able to take another huge leap forward - in the summer of 2014, she was announced a member of the Canadian National team.
Today, Tess continues to move up the ladder on the World Cup circuit and is excited at the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of competing in the Winter Olympics.