Maisie Potter during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games photocall.

QUICK FACTS:
Age : 25

Hometown: Bangor, North Wales currently based in Morzine, France

Discipline : Snowboardcross

Years riding : 15

BIOGRAPHY:

Maisie learned to ski at the age of 6 on a dry slope in North Wales and on family holidays to the Alps.  She moved to the French Alps, aged 8, and the following year, strapped on a snowboard and joined the Chamonix Snowboard Club.  After 6 years, the family made the move back to their original home in Snowdonia. 
Maisie started competing internationally and was selected for the GB Snowboard Team.  She competed in 3 British Championships and each time won the overall title in snowboardcross, the first time aged just 13. After this, she was selected to represent team GB at the European Youth Olympics in Romania, where she finished 7th.  Finally, after juggling it all with school, age 18 she chose to pursue snowboarding full-time. She competed on the European tour and progressed to World Cup a year later. 
During that 2017 season, she placed 14th at the World Championships.  Unfortunately, she narrowly missed out in Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018 due to a severe heel fracture from a crash in a qualifier event.
Maisie bounced back in 2020 securing a career best result with a 2nd in a Europa Cup and impressive world cup performances.
Outside of competition, she has done snowboard coaching herself and worked many years as a surf intructor. Aswell as having done many interviews and videos and working with brands during her professional career, she provided snowboard ananylsis for the BBC on their 2018 Winter Olympic coverage.