Gretchen Bleiler

Olympian, XGames Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur

Gretchen Bleiler is a snowboarding icon and one of the most accomplished snowboarders in the world. She is a 2-time Olympian and Olympic Silver medalist, World Superpipe Champion and 4-time X Games gold medalist. Since transitioning from snowboard competition in 2014, Gretchen is now creating a larger movement; inspiring the art of living extraordinary. She’s spearheading this through a company called ALEX that she co-founded with her husband, Chris Hotell. ALEX stands for Always Live Extraordinary and is designed to shift habits and consciousness for a healthy and sustainable world.Gretchen has been collaborating with spiritual teachers like Deepak Chopra, meeting with business leaders like Richard Branson, and speaking at events like SXSW Eco, COP21, Summit at Sea, Aspen Ideas Festival, Wanderlust, and Virgin Galactic. Attendees have ranged from athletes, yogis and students to corporate leaders, scientists, engineers and space pioneers.


Jess Ewart