Take the Rake at Trollhaugen: Emily O’Connor

Instagram: @emisgnar
Home Resort:
Mulligans Hollow
Current Resort:
Trollhaugen, WI
Years on the Job:
3

Currently listening to: Cherry Glazer, Greta van Fleet, Destroy Boys, A Tribe called Quest, and The Mystic Braves

Favorite thing about being on park crew: The entire process is exciting! Sitting down as a team brainstorming something creative, putting in hours of hard work to shape it, and then watching it come to life. It’s so rewarding when everyone shows up the next day to ride after a reset. There’s this contagious electricity in the air which adds to the fun of riding

Words of wisdom: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Even if you think it might be silly. Be prepared to work hard in all weather conditions. Eating healthy and staying in shape during the summer will help you out a ton when it’s finally time to push snow.

Meet the other female builders at Take the Rake at Trollhaugen 2021.

Comments

Up Next

June 28, 2022

Clocking In: Lora Bodmer – Owner/Publicist of Deep Communications and Senior Director of Media and PR for Protect Our Winters

Since its inception two years ago, the Natural Selection Tour has appeared multiple times on SportsCenter’s Top 10. It’s...

June 20, 2022

The Ever-Evolving Archetype: An Interview with Hana Beaman

A conversation between Robin Van Gyn and Hana about Mt. Baker, finding fulfillment, Natural Selection, and also, speed suits.

June 16, 2022

Clocking In: Jordan Hall – Western Canada Sales for 686, Salomon, SPY, and Globe

So you want to work in the industry? Snowboarding luminaries share their experience and perspective, and how they combine...

May 26, 2022

Wood Fired-Up: Frank April’s Pizzeria des Battures

Pizzeria de Battures is open for the season in Notre-Dame-du-Portage.

April 25, 2022

Elena Hight on Riding in Alaska, Winning the Tour, and Following What Excites Her

Throughout this year’s Natural Selection Tour, Elena Hight was on one. She took first in Jackson. Second at Baldface....

April 4, 2022

When Concussion Symptoms Aren’t What You Expect – Save A Brain Talks with Melissa Riitano

The effects of concussions can take many forms. Melissa shares how she has navigated it all.

March 24, 2022

Soy Sauce Nation Stir-Fry is Bringing Together Community at Woodward Tahoe April 6-7, 2022

Last spring, Soy Sauce Nation, a community catalyzed by Nirvana Ortanez and Andrew “AK” Kelly, brought together API snowboarders...

March 8, 2022

Carving Artist: Cheyne Brooking’s Manic Pop Art for Moody People

Cheyne Brooking is one of my favorite people I have ever met, but we’ve really never hung out. We...

February 4, 2022

The Calculations of Chris Corning

In a world where raw talent is just the entry fee, the code to the no-limit game of competitive...