Kaitlyn Farrington is a down-to-Earth snowboarder from Sun Valley, Idaho who’s halfpipe abilities earned her a spot on the US Snowboarding Team going to Sochi and she now leaves the event as the gold medal winner in women’s halfpipe. As Kaitlyn is on her way to becoming a household name, get to know her in this awesome interview with SNOWBOARDER during the Grand Prix at Mammoth in January.

Read the full story and photo gallery from women’s halfpipe finals.