Girl Power in the Freestyle Scene

Written by Emma Renly


Coalition Snow Ambassador Mia Rojas is a young gun competing in slopestyle and halfpipe. Read about her passion for skiing, love for competing and being in a community of other ladies who do the same. 


Name: Mia Rojas

Instagram: @m.ia.rojas

Coalition Gear: Poppy Youth Ski (Currently waiting to grow into an adult size Coalition Ski)

Training Center: WinSport Calgary Olympic Sport


While you might not know her name yet, Canadian Mia Rojas is a young up-and-comer in the Canadian freestyle scene at only thirteen. When she’s not in school, Mia is competing all over the British Columbia and Alberta Provinces in both slopestyle and halfpipe. In Junior Nationals she ranked 9th overall from girls aged 12-18, received second for halfpipe and then 8th overall. Surrounded by a supportive girl community, the freeskiing ladies at WinSport have become her second family. 


Do you have many girls you get to ski with there?

Yeah! There are four girls on my team and we all train together. They’re all at least two or three years older than me. All four of us push each other harder and harder. I love the environment just in general and I love how everyone supports each other - it makes me so happy. 


How long have you been competing for?

I’ve been skiing since I was two. I was five when I started competing in moguls and seven for slopestyle. I love how in slopestyle and halfpipe you really get to add your own style to it - you get to express yourself more. In moguls and racing it’s really technical. In freestyle, it’s more interesting to watch and there are so many more things to learn. 


What are your favorite tricks?

I like to do switch 5 and 7 with a mute grab. Now that I finally turned 13 I can finally flip, so I’d love to do cork 7s and tricks like that. 


How do you like being apart of Coalition Snow? 

They support girls which is really nice. I really do believe in girl power and that girls can do anything!