Cool Wakushima

Disciplines:   Slopestyle, Big Air

Home Town:   Queenstown, NZ

Career Highlights:  

Queenstown based Cool has been competing in local and national snowboard competitions in both halfpipe and slopestyle for the last nine years. She is setting out to make her mark on the Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air World Cup Circuit this 2021 Northern season. 

Cool had her best ever World Cup finish with a 7th place at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup in Silvaplana in March 2021. She claimed the gold medal in Big Air and the silver medal in Slopestyle at the Aspen Open in February 2021


Cool began snowboarding in Japan when she was six years old. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was nine and she now considers NZ home. Growing up with an older brother and a younger brother Cool has always been competitive, learning from a young age what it felt like to lose and how great it felt to win!

Once she moved to New Zealand she got into the competitive side of snowboarding and started competing in local slopestyle competitions and the Junior Freestyle Nationals each year. The feeling of butterflies in her stomach before she drops in and the sense of relief when she lands a good run that lands her on the podium are the reasons she loves competing. 

More recently Cool has been competing in FIS competitions with a 2nd place at the Torpedo 7 Showdown this year at Cardrona. Cool's goal is to create a name for herself both nationally and internationally by winning on the world snowboard stage. 

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