ELENA PRESSPRICH AND HOW TO STAY OUTSIDE
Elena Pressprich is one of Orage’s dreamiest ambassador. She’s passionate, driven and she’s willing to put the necessary work to live a life that most only dream of. As our interest of her lifestyle grew, we reach out to learn more. Hopefully, you guys enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
" I am a firm believer that no day should ever be wasted doing something that you are not passionately in love with. "
HELLO. FIRST THINGS FIRST. WHERE IS HOME?
AM I FINDING YOU AT HOME RIGHT NOW?
Yep! I really enjoy traveling, but often times, I find home to be so sweet and I really love where I live.
WHAT IS YOUR DOG NAME?
Rio! He is a chocolate lab that I rescued from the pound as a puppy 5 years ago! He’s the best!
YOU SEEM PRETTY GOOD AT TAKING PICTURES. WHAT GEAR ARE YOU CURRENTLY USING?
I have just switched over to a Sony system. I’m really excited about it and I’m looking forward to learning a lot more. This camera is amazing and it can do so much more than my last. I also rely on my GoPro Hero 4 when skiing for its size, waterproof ability and photographic qualities.
WHAT OTHER SPORTS DO YOU PRACTICE?
I enjoy lots of other sports and activities when I’m not skiing, and I’m game to try anything new. Biking (road and mountain), running, paddleboarding, hiking are among some of my more common and favorite things to do in the summer months.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NON-SPORT RELATED HOBBIES?
Photography would be my number one “hobby”! I just started exploring the world of night shooting and I’m looking forward to getting more practice with that.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG THIS PAST MONTH?
Honestly, that Adele song, Hello, is killer. Yep. I love it.
IS THERE ANYONE THAT INSPIRES YOU OR THAT HAS HAD A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
Sarah Burke. She was my biggest inspiration while growing up and still is to this day. She paved the way for so many women in the sport and changed the game. I will forever be grateful for the things she has done.
IF YOU COULD RETURN TO ONLY ONE DESTINATIONS YOU’VE GONE TO IN YOUR LIFE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
NEW ZEALAND! I had the opportunity to travel there for a really short period of time recently and got to see just a small area of it, but I know there is so much more out there to see than the little bit that I saw. I would love to go back there and spend a good, solid month exploring around. I’ve also traveled to Switzerland and would be very happy to return there for some travels. It was a beautiful country and I want to see it again!
DOU YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO LIVE A SIMILAR LIFESTYLE?
I get this question a lot actually. My response is always the same: Do you? There’s no point in trying to mimic someone else to get to where you think you want to be. Figure out what you really want in life and start to go after it. I am a dream chaser and will always be chasing a new dream or goal. You should never stop setting goals or dreams and going after them. When you start to do something you love, it shows in your work and good things will come to you. I am a firm believer that no day should ever be wasted doing something that you are not passionately in love with. Life is too short to not spend it in love with every moment. Just remember too, everyday is a new start and you can begin something completely new tomorrow, you have a clean slate every single day.