Professional Halfpipe Snowboarder; Entrepreneur
Gretchen Bleiler is a two-time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, and four-time X Games gold medalist in halfpipe snowboarding. She is co-creator of the ALEX stainless steel water bottle, which opens in the middle for easy cleaning. Since transitioning from competition in 2014, Bleiler received her meditation certification through the Chopra Center. She also draws on her mountain experience to share the concept of peak potential through writing, speaking engagements, teaching, and retreats. An environmental advocate, she lobbies on Capitol Hill and sits on the boards of the Aspen Center For Environmental Studies and Protect Our Winters. Bleiler was named one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by MindBodyGreen.