Becoming a Mom, Shifting the Women’s Snowboarding Perspective & Filming a Video Part – the Kimmy Fasani Interview

Words and interview by Mary Walsh, originally published in the December 2017 issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding. 

Two seasons ago, Kimmy Fasani reached the pinnacle of her career to-date, joining the prestigious Absinthe Films crew in the fall of 2015 for /fterForever and dropping into Alaskan faces for the first time alongside Nicolas Müller and Manuel Diaz, an experience that resulted in an award-winning video part and Women’s Rider of the Year distinctions from both TransWorld SNOWboarding and SNOWBOARDER Magazine. Kimmy had reached a peak she had been scaling for years, and her momentum was unmistakable. As autumn turned to winter, Kimmy was poised to build on her previous season, to seek steeper lines, return to Alaska, and put together a second segment with Absinthe. Being in this position was no small feat considering what the gregarious Mammoth Lakes local had worked through to get to this point: her early career spent in slopestyle contests before transitioning from the park to the off-piste, an uphill battle for access to big mountains crews, seasons spent collecting footage unsure of where it would end up or if it would be seen.

Then, just a few days after the start of the winter in the Eastern Sierra, Kimmy received news that all but canceled her season, shifted her immediate priorities, and ushered in a new outlook on how her professional and personal lives coexist. And she still managed to release a video part in Absinthe’s 2017 movie, TurboDojo.

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