From figure skating for the German national team, to landing the first-ever double-corked by a woman, to competing at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Lisa Zimmermann has accomplished in just a few seasons more than most skiers will manage in their lifetimes.
It was just a few seasons ago that Zimmermann was skating for the German national squad when, on a weekend trip to the slopes, she discovered the terrain park. It was a discovery that would prompt an immediate change of direction, and soon the teenager was spending all her time transferring the body and spin control she had learned on the ice to the slopestyle course.
In the course of last couple of seasons, Zimmermann managed to establish herself as one of the finest freeskiers in the game, taking home some of the maiden victories including slopestyle gold at 2015 Kreischberg World Championships and more recently big air gold at 2017 Aspen X Games.
Zimmermann kicked off the 2016/2017 World Cup season with a superb victory at the FIS Super Series big air World Cup event in Milan followed by a third place finish at the next competition in Moenchengladbach.
Unfortunatelly Zimmermann successful start to the season was overshadowed by an ACL injury she sustained at the slopestyle World Cup competition in Mammoth, and that put her sidelined for the rest of the 2016/2017.
Still conisdering her broad repertoire of tricks and sharp style Zimmermann has to be considered as one of the contenders for the slopestyle gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Games.