Name Rachael Burks
Where were you born? San Diego, CA
Where did you learn to ski/ride? Alta, UT
Who taught you to ski/ride? Dad
Who inspired you in skiing/riding while you were growing up? Seth Morrison
Breakfast of champions? Bacon, bacon, more bacon.
Best après meal? Beer.
What do you enjoy doing to give your body a break? Dance class, stretching, inverted yoga swing, surfing (preferably in warm water after ski season).
Can you tell us about some of the gear you were using in your segment with WME? I had Peak Performance outwear on, which is the best in the business. It's unbelievable how good their outwear is! I was also on a boutique monoski from Snowgunz. Furyskishop.com is a great place to check them out. They're all new technology and make mono a different experience pertaining to the board you choose. They are currently all made in France. Their freeride-mono videos are impressive: check them out: snowgunz.com.
Other than professional athlete, what is your dream job? Join a modern dance company.
Most memorable moment filming with WME this year? Well, I have to say that considering I was doing something extremely new: every day was an adventure. I finished my week of mono skiing bruised, concussed, and having met some of the raddest people EVER! I can't wait for next year's monopalooza!!!!! I would definitely say that when Scotty 2-Crowns dropped into Corbet's on his 55th birthday on a mono ski.... THAT was pretty much a highlight for me: "Fifty Five and still alive!!!!" he shouted!!
Your idea of a perfect vacation sans skiing? Easy question to answer: feet in the sand, waste-to head-high waves, warm water, baja fogs. BEST LIFE EVER.
Mantra to live by? Better to let it out and deal with the shame than hold it in and deal with the pain.
Tunes to ski to? Katy Perry and In Flames.