Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder

Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most accomplished female snowboarders in the world. She has been a pioneer in her sport. She is a 2x Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, and 4x X Games gold medalist. Through her travels, she has seen climate change effects first hand and taken up the cause. She sits on the board for Aspen Center For Environmental Studies and Protect Our Winters. Gretchen’s success and experience has created a platform to influence and work with key sponsors to create high-end sustainable products and has even started to lead an unexpected political life lobbying for the environment on Capitol Hill. In 2010, Gretchen and her husband saw a solution to a problem they were seeing in the green marketplace and launched ALEX bottle — a stainless steel reusable water bottle you can open in the middle for easy cleaning! Since retiring from competition in 2014, Gretchen received her certification in meditation through the Chopra Center and is passionate about teaching this ancient tool and technique that has been instrumental to her success in snowboarding and in life. She also draws from her experiences and lessons learned on the mountain and is now sharing these universal themes of peak potential through her writing, speaking engagements, teaching, and retreats in order to help spark and empower others to go after their dreams and live an inspired and fulfilling life.

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