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Who is Margaux Hackett?

21 November 2019

The SunGod Pro team is growing. How much do you know about our latest addition?

“ Skiing gives me an indescribable feeling of joy and freedom. It makes me feel like I can achieve anything."

Pro freeskier Margaux Hackett is most at home with skis on her feet. Having been born and raised in La Clusaz in the French Alps, Margaux’s competitive ski career kicked off early, ski racing until the age of 12 when she opted to swap riding the ice to riding the rails as a freestyle skier. Unlike most of us, Margaux is at her happiest when she is at odds with gravity, sending it off the biggest kickers she can find. We grabbed 5 minutes with Margaux to find out what makes her tick…

1. How did your love of skiing begin?

I first started skiing at the age of 3 with my family and soon joined the local ski racing club. My favourite days were outside the gates though when I got to ski powder, jump off natural hits or just do something different in the mountains with my friends. When I got the opportunity to join a freestyle club, I didn't think twice and my love for skiing exploded!

2. Who is your hero?

My parents!

3. What motivates you to keep sending?

That indescribable feeling of joy and freedom I get when I land a new trick or smash the new run I've been working on. I also love the places I get to visit and the people I meet as a professional freeskier.

4. What is it you love most about skiing?

Skiing makes me feel alive, happy and free. It makes me feel like I can achieve anything.

5. What's your season goal?

This winter, I really want to make finals at World Cups and get an X Games invite!

6. Proudest moment in your career so far ?

Being part of a ski movie with some of the most incredible skiers, The Collective by Faction.

7. What’s your Power song?

Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol or You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates!

8. What job would you be doing if you weren’t a pro skier?

I can see myself doing something involving helping people and the environment.

9. What are you normally doing in your downtime?

I love getting outside and trying something new that challenges me whether on the hill snowboarding or by the ocean surfing and diving. If I'm at home, I love nothing more than spending quality time with my family and friends.

10. Why have you chosen to ride for SunGod?

I've chosen to ride for SunGod because as a brand they're a breath of fresh air. I love that I can customize my products and choose exactly how I want them to look!

We're stoked to be working with Margaux and excited to see how her season goes! Keep up to date with her progress on her Pro Team page here.

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