This week on the Stoked Podcast we were lucky enough to be joined by New Zealand ski royalty, and one of the shreddiest people we know - Jess Hotter.

Hotter recently qualified for the world's most elite freeride ski tour - if you're unfamiliar with exactly what that means, see the video above. Mostly it involves launching oneself off a mountain in the most controlled manner possible, as insane (and it is) as that sounds.

Hotter explained to us how she tried a backflip in her first competition of the year, the first-ever attempted by a female skier in the location, and although it "exploded" she's still all good.

In her second competition of the year, she found herself atop the podium - others weren't so lucky.

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Hotter's season is only just getting started, so stay tuned to the Stoked podcast for all the information you need on her Freeride World Tour debut, as well as the massive contingent on the men's side of the draw.

In case you didn't know, we're coming at you with episode 72 of the series, (we know you knew, you're an intelligent Stoked listener). If this one tickles your fancy you can catch the backlog on Apple podcasts here, and iHeartRadio here.