Olympic profile: Snowboarder Spencer O'Brien

It's a long way from the slopes of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island to the slope-style course in Sochi. Just ask Spencer O'Brien, the snowboarder from Courtenay who will be leading the Canadian women's team in the Olympic debut of the sport.
Spencer O'Brien from Courtenay is the world's reigning champion 2:04

It's a long way from the slopes of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island to the slope-style course in Sochi.

Just ask Spencer O'Brien.The snowboarder from Courtenay will be leading the Canadian women's team in the Olympic debut of slope-style while continuing her crusade to push the sport forward, the CBC’s Karin Larsen reports.