What does an Olympic snowboard athlete do to prepare for the trials of the qualifying process in front of her for the upcoming Games? Well, summer definitely includes a lot of riding. This month, the qualification process for the US Olympic Team kicks into high gear, but Elena Hight has been getting ready for months. Check out the first episode of Elena’s video series, Hight Hopes, which follows Elena on her road to Sochi 2014. Chapter 1 is Preparation. See what happens next in the December issue of the SNOWBOARDER Video Magazine, right here on snowboardermag.com.