Where did the money come from?
My first three seasons I worked full-time in resort, in jobs where my accommodation, food, lift pass etc was part of the employment package. After that, the money from my sponsors paired with working and saving all summer would just about see me through a winter.
Any particular lows?
I had several season-ending injuries, but the disappointment of having to miss the New Zealand winter of 2005, due to a badly broken arm, was huge. I'd been out there the previous year and loved everything about the country and the community of skiers and snowboarders that headed down there for the snow.
What's best, big mountain or park?
I think the park was always my secret favourite. I felt that you were supposed to like big mountain more, it was more of an indication of being a better skier, but I always loved the feeling of skiing through a crisply groomed park and hitting the big kickers
We live in a not-very-snowy-or-mountainous country, so what is so good about the British ski scene?
Everyone that's part of the scene has made a very conscious decision to spend as much time as they can skiing, because there's just no way of casually dabbling in the sport. I think the atmosphere and vibes are so positive because everyone's always so excited to be there.
But what happened next? Click here to find out what happened later in Naomi's career and what she's up to now.