My name is Melina Merkhoffer, I am a professional snowboarder from Germany. I grew up in Wiesbaden, pretty much in the flat part of Germany, and moved to Austria after my graduation from school, to focus on my dream, to become a professional snowboarder.
Since 2014 I am competing at international level contests.
Besides snowboarding, training and competitions, I finished my bachelor degree in Business Administration this summer and will continue with my master degree from this autumn on.
This season, I am nominated to enter my first World Cup. This will be a super interesting year with many new experiences. On my Youtube Channel, I show my followers my journey and encourage espacially girls to start action sports.
Through out winter I also offer free trainingscamps for girls who want to start freestyle snowboarding.
My dream is to become an Olympian in 2022.
As a snowboarder, we suffer from a lack of financial support by our country, therefore it is hard to continue my dual career.
For my next Season, I would need a season pass for Austria's ski resorts to be able to train professionally on a world stage level.
For many of you this might just be a drop in the bucket, but for me, it means to become or stay competitive in the future.
I appreciate your support and if you like you can follow me on my social media to know what I am up to. (Instagram: @melinamerkhoffer - Youtubel: melinamee )
Thank you, Melina.