Kimmy Fasani is a force to be reckoned with in the world of professional snowboarding. Growing up in Truckee, CA and moving to Mammoth Lakes, CA in 2002, she developed a love for the sport and all things outdoors. Her list of accomplishments as a snowboarder started as an amateur in slopestyle competitions at the age of 15 and continues today as she pushes the boundaries for herself and thrives in elevating the possibilities for other female riders. Over the past two years, she has been recognized by her peers for ground-breaking backcountry video segments. She was awarded Women’s Rider of the Year and Video Part of the year in 2016 and nominated again for those categories in 2017. Kimmy may be known for her ground-breaking tricks (like being the first woman to land a double backflip in both the snowboard park and the powder in 2011), but her tenacity to combat challenges (like career-threatening knee injuries), which has made her one of the most respected riders out there. Most recently she welcomed a baby in March 2018 and has shifted the norm for professional female athletes.
The thing about snow is—it melts. In the off-season, Kimmy enjoys climbing, trail running, mountain biking and road bike riding. While recovering from her knee injury in 2013, she set a goal for herself to complete a triathlon. Why? As she puts it in a blog post for BurtonGirls.com, “I figured if I could do a triathlon despite my injury, I could do anything.” On October 21, 2013, she completed her first sprint triathlon… and didn’t just complete it, she killed it! Kimmy finished first in her age group and fourth overall in the women’s division. Over the last 5 years, she has participated in two more triathlons as a relay partner, and she tackled her second full triathlon, this time: Olympic distance, where she ended up in the top 3 for her age group.