Spencer O’Brien grew up in Courtenay, BC, and now resides in North Vancouver.
Her life long dream of competing in the Olympics is finally feasible now that Slopestyle has been added to the program. Considered to be one of the worlds most progressive slopestyle snowboarders, and voted Transworld’s Rookie of the Year by fellow riders in 2008. O’Brien has competed primarily various freestyle snowboarding events before debuting on the World Cup tour January 2013 at Copper Mountain (8th rank).
However, just a few days later she crowned herself FIS slopestyle World Championship on home soil at Stoneham, Quebec, helping her qualify for the Olympics.
O’Brien will be challenging for the top of the podium when her event makes its Olympic debut at Sochi 2014.