Pro Snowboarder Chloe Kim Shares Her Haute Secrets to Los Angeles

Chloe Kim

At just 16 years old, Chloe Kim, a first-generation Korean American and LA local, is the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard Pro team. With the industry calling her a teen prodigy and the future of women’s snowboarding, Chloe won her second-consecutive X Games gold at Aspen 2016, becoming only the second woman to land a 1080. She made history again the following week at the Park City Grand Prix as the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s, scoring a perfect 100. Having earned her first X Games medal at age 13, she is the only X Games athlete ever to win two golds before the age of 16. This year, Chloe turned 16 and celebrated her milestone birthday by singing a multi-year partnership with Toyota as the newest addition to the elite group of athletes sponsored by the world’s largest automaker. In the winter action sports discipline, she joins the ranks of fellow iconic riders Amy Purdy, Elena Hight, Louie Vito and Travis Rice as Team Toyota.If that isn’t reason enough to be excited about the future, Chloe was named one of Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2015” and NBC’s Top 10 athletes to watch for the 2018 Winter Games. Here, this athletic prodigy shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Long Beach, California

How long have you lived in LA: 16 years

Neighborhood: I’m living in Torrance right now

Occupation: Pro Snowboarder

Favorite restaurant: Bouchon Bistro

Best place for Sushi: Sushi Gen

Best Italian: Botegga Louie

Best dessert: Crème Caramel LA

Best place for a Friday night hangout with friends: The Grove

Best Sunday brunch: The Rose

Favorite shopping venue / boutique: South Coast Plaza or Del Amo Fashion Center

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Pandora or Tiffany

Best Pizza: Pizza Studio

Best Gym or Athletic Facility: 24 Hour Fitness is so convenient, and there’s one near my home

Best Spa: Burke Williams

Best Limousine/Driving Service: I just got my license (and was surprised with a RAV4 for my birthday), so right now I’m into driving myself.

Describe your city in three words: Fun. New. Different!

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Hollywood Bowl

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles:  The Grove

Best aspect of Los Angeles: Having beaches everywhere, and living in a big city with unlimited shopping options and different things to do

Connect with Chloe on socials!

Twitter: @chloekimsnow I @TeamToyota

Snapchat: @chloekimsnow

Instagram: @chloekimsnow

Facebook: @chloekimsnowboard