Chio Ruiz, Andorra
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Chio Ruiz spends her time between Cerler in the Pyrenees during the winter season, and Les 2Alpes in the summer. Chio loves the powerful mountains and beaches across the globe. Next on her bucketlist is doing a big trip to USA with boyfriend Iker, to see the country and the many snowparks.
"When I was a child we moved to Cerler in the Pyrenees and my life has been all about mountains, bounded to snow, ever since. I began skiing when I was only 3 years old, and started snowboarding at 14. I soon chose to develop my snowboarding skills. Every chance I got, I was enjoying the snow and day by day my riding was progressing. Today I ride for Black Smith snowboards, Bollé, Pipa y Noa, South Wear and Resnow Shop Vitoria."
About 4 years ago, Chio began to develop her photographic skills professionally; also shooting videos, after damaging her knee so bad it needed surgery. She was out for a long time from snowboarding, but instead discovered how much she loved photography. Today Chio works at Ocimag magazine.
Why made you get in to action, extreme or adventure sports?
“I love the mountains; the nature, the snow, the peace that these sports provide me with. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with my friends, learning new tricks, or capturing a great moment with my camera- the truly magic moments, the sunsets…”