A four hour drive to the nearest ski area didn't stop this Austrian from realizing her dream of racing at the X Games and Olympics. A former member of the Austrian army, she is working on her PhD in law and – along with boyfriend Jonathan Cheever – was a producer of the 90-minute documentary, "SBX The Movie", which was released on Vimeo two months ago. Maria had knee surgery in late spring 2015 and spent the summer rehabbing in Park City. Her best X Games finish was her rookie year (2010) when she finished 4th in Snowboarder X.
- X Games Aspen 2016 will be her 5th appearance; 4th in Snowboarder X, 2010, her best.
- 62 World Cup starts, 2 Olympic appearances and 4 World Snowboard Championship starts: no podiums.
- PhD law student at Vienna Law.
- 2013 Austrian National Champion.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SBD Snowboarder X||14th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2012|| SBD Snowboarder X||13th|
|Winter X 2011|| SBD Snowboarder X||8th|
|Winter X 2010|| SBD Snowboarder X||4th|