Maddie Mastro is a rising rider, not only metaphorically due to the fact that at only seventeen-years-old she has emerged as a mainstay in the competition circuit notching podium finishes in major events like the Grand Prix and US Open. But also literally, every time she drops into the pipe, be it under the lights at X Games Aspen or across the globe in Olympic qualifiers, she sends it high into the stratosphere. Her ability to air high overhead may not be directly related to what's playing in her ears when she's going from frontside to backside wall, but the songs she selects before her runs definitely provide an appropriate airtime soundtrack. As Maddie starts in on an Olympic year, setting her sights on representing the USA in South Korea, check out her current playlist, noting her eclectic taste in tunes, which matches her inclination for a variety of inclined terrain. To put it succinctly, while Maddie is staking her claim within the two walls of the halfpipe, she's hardly relegated to only one genre of sliding down snow; this up-and-coming Mammoth local also has a penchant for park jumps and a natural ability for pointing it down the fall line in the backcountry. So, stay tuned for more from Maddie, as she continues to hit the high notes in the halfpipe and beyond. - Mary Walsh
Name: Maddie Mastro
Home Resort: Mammoth Mountain
Sponsors: Billabong, Salomon, Giro, Drink Body Armor, G-form, Mammoth Mountain, and I can't forget Mimi's Cookie Bar
First Tracks (music that wakes you up): "Mr. Blue Sky", Electric Light Orchestra.
Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): "Gooey", Glass Animals.
Jib Jam (favorite song to jib to): "Glamorous", Fergie.
Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): "Mess Around", Cage the Elephant.
Cool Down (what's your mellow post riding song): "The Road", Old Man Canyon.
Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): "Fergalicious", Fergie.
What is your favorite video part song of all-time? Entire sound track to Labor of Love.
What video part song that you've used have you been most stoked on? Haven't had a video part yet, one day though!!
If you could be one rock star, who would it be? I've secretly always wanted to be Miley Cyrus.
Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): Typical teenage girl pop music.
Turn it Down (music you can't stand): Country.
Turn it Off (worst song ever): "Friday", Rebecca Black.