HI everyone! I’m Jamie Crane-Mauzy, tow headed and silly, I love chatting with my friends, and telling stories of my crazy escapades. My favorite color is magenta, and I like painting my nails especially gold and “beach bikini” blue. I love watching romantic comedies, Friends, That Seventies Show, and How I Met Your Mother. Beyonce is my favorite music to dance too. I love dancing, and I’m just a bit boy crazy. I love inspiring and being inspired by people who live their life to the fullest. I like happy people and those who raise others up. I’m a girly wonderstruck romantic, and I’m a female freeskier.
I compete in the Association of Freeskiing Professionals World Tour in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle. I get to travel with my friends and little sister (also on tour) to some of the most amazing and extreme spots and countries in the world! I love adventuring around the mountains I go to for competition as well as really get to explore the towns and cities in between events. I’ve been ranked top ten individually for slopestyle and halfpipe and 2 Overall for two seasons now!
I’m known for my giant double backflip at X-Games! After falling on the first run, I stomped it in order to become the first female ever to land a double flip in X-Games! I also was the first girl to flip off a rail in competition! As a four year old I got put in time out at gymnastics when I landed a front flip off the vault but I was only supposed to do a straight jump. This prompted switching into a highly competitive gymnastics team, and I’ve been flipping off everything ever since! I really love flipping on my skis! I also surf and skate in my free time and bring a relaxed surf style and vibe to my skiing!
The biggest thing I’m looking to accomplish in skiing is keeping the creativity and love alive. I am also looking to creative events to showcase female freeskiing, and combine the entertainment industry and freeskiing.
There are a few moments from my ski career that stand out to me. The first is winning Jr. Worlds. My second was making X-Games, only 8 girls out of the entire world get an X-Games invite.
I received an X-Games invite in 2011 the same day I found out I tore my ACL and was out for the rest of the year. To then come back after my second surgery and get an invite, and be able to land my double that still gives me goose bumps and was my greatest sporting achievement.
The most difficult thing is injuries. I have had two ACL surgeries on my right knee, and they took me out of the sport for a long time. Dealing with both the pain, time off, and mental confidence of coming back after surgeries is the most difficult thing about skiing.
The best feeling in the world is the weightlessness of spinning through the air, and then that moment when your feet touch back on the earth and everything comes rushing back, it’s indescribable and the most satisfying feeling in the world.
Whenever a great song comes on my iphone, I always visualize my skiing flowing to it. I lose myself in my mind visualizing my skiing, it’s pretty fun!
Well, for off season training, the most successful is for me to stay active. Skiing uses a lot of little muscles, and stabilizers, which you just don’t strengthen by lightening weights. So I surf, and skate, and do yoga and pilates. I also do squats and one leg RDL, but I do quantity and fast reps instead of heavy weights.
For skiing, the biggest key to my success is staying relaxed, and letting my skiing style flow. I have a flowing style, and when I relax into it I land my tricks and it all comes together. As soon as I try and force something to happen, or force a trick then I tense up and don’t do as well.
Last winter I was most nervous about messing up and not making the Olympic team. This resulted in me getting nervous and messing up! Before last winter I always balanced my nerves by focusing on the fun, and performing.
At a competition the whole run is just for you! No other people, perfect courses, that’s pretty amazing! I also love performing, and when I remember those things I don’t worry about the nerves as much.
It might be corny but I think my biggest fan is my mother. She thinks I’m way more amazing than I do quite often, and has always been my number one supporter. I am lucky my entire family are fans, and I have some great friends that think the best of me! It is really great to have that support!
Do your own personal best.
I have some really really exciting media and film plans coming up and I can’t wait to share the details with everyone! It’s gonna be good!
First off, just start! No matter your age, or ability, if you want to do something, don’t let self-consciousness about your ability hold you back! If you want to do something just take the first step to start!
And as you get better remember to hold onto the fun and joy! It is easy to start getting worked up because of expectations, but at that moment you must remember why you started!