By Roadtrip Nation

Ross Rebagliati


My road in life has been direct.
He was never an academic, so he focused on athletics, mainly surfing.
One day, some of his surfer friends introduced him to snowboarding, and he was hooked.
Says that snowboarding saved his life; has no idea what he'd be doing if he wasn't snowboarding.
Won a gold medal for snowboard racing in the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Fellow athletes had warned him that the comedown after winning a medal was brutal, but he wasn't worried about it.
But without his focus, and with a strange amount of fame following him, he lost his way; was overextended financially, having relationship issues.
He forayed into painting and photography, and he says rediscovering the beauty in nature helped him get back in touch with himself.
Says if you get to a point in your life where you feel off-course, you just need to take a little detour and rediscover your path.


Olympic Snowboarder

I'm a professional snowboarder and the first ever to win an Olympic gold medal for Men's Snowboarding.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Being Physically Active