01/15/2014 09:41 EST | Updated 03/17/2014 05:59 EDT

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 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.