Get to know Olya Smeshlivaya like never before. Up close and personal, taking a deep dive into her cool story full of snow-covered adventure!
It has now gone one season since we started our partnership with Olya, and what a dope ride it has been.
So to celebrate this, I had a sit-down and asked her a few questions so we all can know who this action-seeking world traveller from Crimea is better!
I’m a professional snowboarder from Russia, born in beautiful Crimea and raised in the big city of Moscow. I travel a lot around the world and try different kinds of action sports.
First, my parents put me on the ski when I was 8 years old, but I didn’t like it that much. When I was 12, I tried snowboarding and straight I fell in love with it. When I was 15, I got nominated for the Russian National team and became 3x Champion of Russia in the Big-Air and Half-Pipe. After my injury in 2013, I started to focus more on social media and riding for fun.
I share real-life pictures of my travelling & journey with my followers, and I’m trying to give inspiration.
Do what you love and love what you do – that’s the key to success! I love snowboarding, traveling, working in different beautiful locations and sharing it with everyone at the same time.
Follow your dreams and never give up!
Everyone has to try snowboarding! Because it gives you such a great feeling. All beginnings are difficult, but practice creates masters.
I never had idols, was always inspired by the people around me and who I knew in my personal life.
I love to ride park and have fun with friends on sunny days, but if there is some fresh powder off-piste, I’ll definitely leave the park for some pow-runs.
As I said, I used to snowboard for the Russian National team in a lot of competitions. These days riding was 100% professional, and all that counted was the results. That meant a lot of stress for me. Nowadays, I’m ONLY focussing on having fun.
If I’m not snowboarding, I usually do some other action sports or just go to the gym. I’m always trying to stay active and fit. At the summertime, I do a lot of wake-surfing in Moscow and travel to find waves for classic surfing.
Winter or summer?
The club or house party with friends?
If you like to see more of Olyas adventures and life you can follow her on Instagram here: Olya Smeshlivaya