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Kjersti Buaas

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Meet Kjersti Buaas

With a family who spent more time outdoors than in, Kjersti made her mark expressing herself on blank canvases, laying her first lines snowboarding competitively at the age of 14. With four Olympic competitions under her belt and a bronze from 2006, Kjersti has an edge in the industry that's sharper than most.

Kjersti's passion has taken her to places unimaginable – from vibrant Morocco and Turkey, to Austria's iconic Arlberg and the waist deep pow native to Japan's backcountry. All these projects fuel her innate wanderlust while immersing her in increasingly technical terrain.

But it's her curiosity and drive that we find most appealing at Zeal Optics. Putting her love for film and photography to use, Kjersti is in the midst of several ambitious projects like PRSNT Performance Camps in Chile, which aims to combine snowboarding with nutrition, yoga, meditation and more!

"Zeal is a respectful leader in the industry, who creates the change we wish to see with style!"

- Kjersti Buaas

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