Weight: 115 lbs
Birthplace: Vail, Colo.
Club: Team Summit
- 2008: 3rd in Cadrona, NZ World Cup
- 2008: Two Grand Prix podiums
- 2007: World Champs Team member
- 2007: 3rd at Vans Cup
- 2006: 4th at X Games
- 2006 Junior World Champion
- 2006: 4th at Lake Placid World Cup
- 2005: 2nd at World Juniors
- 2005: 1st at USASA Nationals
- 2004: 1st at Junior Olympics/Western Regionals
- 2004: 5th at U.S. Open
Clair Bidez is the kind of young, explosive rider who makes the future of U.S. Snowboarding look dominant. This halfpipe specialist from Colorado loves getting out and traveling on the competitive circuit. Her only regret is not having more time to ride with friends back home
at Copper Mountain. But she isn't one to put an ultimate goal on her riding, to her, it's about "constantly pushing myself and progressing as much as I can, while still having an awesome time."
The 2009 season wasn't exactly what Bidez had hoped for when, after finishing eighth at the season's first stop of the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix tour, a nagging injury demanded she sit out the rest of the year to heal and prepare for the upcoming Olympic season. Luckily for
avid readers, Bidez chronicled her year full of adventure from a different standpoint via blog, which can be found at clairbidez.wordpress.com.
Bidez was a 9-year-old ski racer in Colorado when she went to watch her younger brother, Dylan, compete in his first USASA nationals. She hasn't skied since.
Dancing, music, sushi, Led Zeppelin, slippers and learning how to play the guitar. Aside from riding and rock starring, Bidez headed to Mississippi for a week in April 2006 to assist with the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort.