Zoe in action. Image:: Courtesy Zoe Jaboor
Blog | Zoe Jaboor
After a long wait our Aussie ski season has finally opened. Now we only need to wait for the white stuff to start falling!! But I guess for us Australian skiers, we have all learnt to be very inventive to make it happen on the hill. All you need is a bit of snow to make a jib, jump, hit, slash, nose press, worm turn, or any snow ballet for that matter … it’s all fun!
I should start by introducing myself. I’m Zoe Jaboor, a skier based out of Mt Buller. I have been an athlete and coach for TBR (Team Buller Riders) for 12 years. I started out by competing in moguls and then leant that bumps really hurt your knees so moved onto free-riding. I have been competing in free-riding events in Australia and North America for 7 years and have been supported by fantastic brands such as Roxy, Armada, Dalbello, Smith and Skullcandy. Now I just love anything about skiing. There’s nothing better than getting out first thing and making your mark on fresh corduroy down the summit, getting lost in fresh snow amongst the trees or just having a fun day in a park somewhere … it’s all fun and it’s what makes us all skiers!
Zoe. Image:: Courtesy Zoe Jaboor
In addition to my work with TBR, I am also a qualified judge in moguls, aerials and half-pipe for Australia. This means that I am often required to travel around the world to various resorts to judge (it’s a tough gig but somebody has to do it!) My years are often filled up with a cycle of seasons between the Southern and the Northern Hemisphere winters. Somewhere in there I love to get out in the surf with my sister at Juc.
Zoe in the Park City Pow. Image:: Zoe Jaboor
June is a very exciting time of year. The ski season is upon us and all the fun, excitement, thrills and spills are just around the corner. I wonder what this season will bring? I am very excited about this season as I have a full schedule. I am heading up a new program called Chicks with Stix, which will be rolled out across Mt Buller encouraging young girls to get into competitive skiing. As well as Chicks with Stix, I will be involved with TBR throughout the season, judging all the Australian mogul events and defending my title in the Rip Curl Free-ride Pro at Thredbo. I have also been nominated to judge at the Freestyle Junior World Championships in New Zealand, to be held in August.
This should keep me out of trouble for the season! Hopefully you all have similar agendas brewing for the season! Until next time….