Spencer O’Brien has spent the majority of her life in the mountains. Having grown up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, she was taught to snowboard and inspired by her dad and older sister. Initially Spencer had no aspirations of becoming a pro snowboarder; she rode with her family on the weekends and only competed because her sister did. However, after participating in every sport imaginable, she soon realized she was happiest when in the mountains. By age 16 snowboarding naturally took on a more dominant role in her life while her other interests took a back seat.
With a blend of hard work and a distinctive, smooth style, O’Brien has become one of the most consistent female slopestyle competitors out there. She won the first ever TTR World Snowboarding Championships Slopestyle in 2012, is a 2 time Women’s Slopestyle Dew Cup winner and a three-time medalist at the Winter X Games. Despite her competitive accomplishments, Spencer should not be considered a contest rider only. She’s held the cover of Snowboard Mag, Snowboard Canada Women’s Annual and Pleasure Magazine’s Women’s Annual. She has made several on-camera appearances including assisting chef Robert Irvine on an episode of the Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and a feature interview for Disney Channel in Europe. She is always willing to give back, whether by coaching at Camp of Champions or High Cascade Snowboard Camps, or by speaking to high school students about the environment with ACE (Alliance for Climate Education). Aside from snowboarding her other loves include cooking and baking for friends, fashion, hiking and working out.