Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann

Zoe Bergermann scored her first World Cup podium finish and made her Olympic debut this year.

November 20, 2018 | | 25 Under 25

Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann, 24, Erin. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann, 24, Erin. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Despite her considerable success in snowboard cross around the world, Zoe Bergermann loves coming home to Erin and hitting the slopes with her family. They head over to the Caledon Ski Club where her brother first cajoled her into trading in her skis for a snowboard when she was just nine years old.

Now 24, Zoe says a long, two-steps-forward-one-step-back recovery from a painful bout of Still’s disease (a rare form of arthritis) was the turning point in her career. “It taught me how much work it takes to be the best.”

  • Story Continues Below Advertisements
  • With a first World Cup podium finish (she won silver) and an Olympic debut to her credit this year, Zoe aims to be in the medals more often in 2019. To achieve her goals, she says, “I need to improve my consistency. I have to bring the same intensity to every race.”

    25 Under 25Happiest battling it out with five other racers in the elimination rounds, as opposed to competing against the clock in the qualifiers, Zoe says her greatest strength is her strength. She also loves the jumps that are part of an exciting and dynamic sport sometimes referred to as no-contact roller derby on snowboards. She’s busy training in Vancouver and Europe. We’ll be cheering from afar.

    See the full list of 25 Under 25 recipients >

    About the Author More by Nicola Ross

    Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Alton and is the author of the bestselling 'Loops and Lattes' hiking guide series.

    Related Stories

    25 Under 25

    Meet the 25 Under 25

    Nov 20, 2018 | In The Hills | 25 Under 25

    Thanks to these 25 young people the future of Headwaters looks bright!

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    By posting a comment you agree that IN THE HILLS magazine has the legal right to publish, edit or delete all comments for use both online or in print. You also agree that you bear sole legal responsibility for your comments, and that you will hold IN THE HILLS harmless from the legal consequences of your comment, including libel, copyright infringement and any other legal claims. Any comments posted on this site are NOT the opinion of IN THE HILLS magazine. Personal attacks, offensive language and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed. Please report inappropriate comments to