Faye Gulini first started riding at Snowbird, UT when she was nine years old. She didn't wait long before taking to the snowboardcross course, racing in her first SBX event at age 10 in Jackson Hole, WY. Five years later Gulini moved to Vail, CO to pursue her Olympic dream. Gulini's ascent to success was then swift, as she landed the results she needed for a spot on the 2010 Olympic snowboardcross team.
Gulini then rode well enough in 2011 to earn a spot on her first World Championships team in both snowboardcross and slopestyle. A top 10 at the X Games Aspen in 2011 and a third at U.S. Champs cemented Gulini as a key influence in the sport. A knee injury in 2012 put her season on hold, but then she soared into second at the 2012 Canyons Resort Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. She followed up in 2013 by landing five World Cup’s top 10s, including an eighth at the Olympic test event in Sochi, and taking the U.S. title at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Canyons.
The 2014 Olympic season saw Gulini qualify for her second Olympic snowboardcross team after her top-10 World Cup finish at Lake Louise. A sixth-place finish at the X Games Aspen geared her up for Sochi, where she pulled out her best Olympic finish to date, landing just off the podium in fourth.
The 2015 and 2016 seasons brought on more successful results on the World Cup circuit and two top-ten finishes at the X Games, including a career-best, fifth-place finish in 2016.
Gulini started riding at Snowbird with her siblings and friends. She and her friends couldn't get enough of the sport, riding together and racing each other at every opportunity.
OFF THE SNOW
Gulini is an avid sport climber and enjoys exploring routes in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Utah. She volunteers with the Wasatch Adaptive Program, is majoring in accounting at Westminster College and likes to put miles on her 2008 Harley Sportster. She also ran her first marathon in 2016!
- Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
- 2014 Sochi
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Westminster College
- Years on Team: 4
4th, SBX, Sochi, 2014
12th, SBX, Vancouver, 2010
5th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2016
9th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2015
6th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2014
7th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2010
9th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2011
10th, HP, Aspen, CO, 2009
10th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2009
15th, SBX, Aspen, CO, 2012
FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Team: 2011, 2013, 2015
9th, SBX, Kreischberg, AUT, 2015
14th, SBX, Stoneham, Canada, 2013
FIS WORLD CUP
37 World Cup starts and 17 top ten finishes.
1st, SBX, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Canyons Resort, UT, 2013
2nd, SBX, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Canyons Resort, UT, 2012
3rd, SBX, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Canyons Resort, UT, 2011