Now bindings : We are very excited to welcome Taylor Godber to our Global team.

If there’s one girl around Whistler who’s been charging mountains in the past few years harder than anyone, that’d be Taylor Godber. She had been on our radar recently and we’re really stoked to welcome her to our Global team. Taylor eats snowboarding as soon as the lifts start spinning, and she rides almost every day. When the sun cracks through the clouds she’ll be sniffing lines in the mountains near her home of Pemberton, BC, with her snowmobile, and as the days get a bit longer in the spring that’s when she’ll get on the real missions with 3 AM wake up call to get the biggest lines of the year. That’s her training to get ready for Alaska season thats’s around the corner. We caught up with her as she was boarding a flight to some exotic surf destination, as we wanted our subscribers to learn more about who Taylor is. You can find her on instagram at @taylorgodber .

 


Just another day getting turns the Whistler backcountry. Phil Tifo Photo.

 

Where are you from, where’s home now?
I grew up in Tsawwassen B.C. & currently spend my winters in Whistler. The other half of the year I’m somewhere warmer with surf.

How did snowboarding begin for you?
A school field trip is what introduced me to snowboarding and after that was inspired by my best friend in high school, who was also the inspiration to move to Whistler. 

Big lines is clearly where your heart is it seems like. What made you want to pursue that aspect of snowboarding over doing tricks in the park and building kickers?
Some people are born to fly, and I’m not one of them. I use to ride park & tried to send on some cheese wedges, but I was getting hurt all the time; dislocated elbows & multiple concussions. Something had to shift. Once I experienced the backcountry, that’s where I wanted to be. And my first trip to Alaska, that was what had me hooked. 

 

Welcome to the team Taylor! Phil Tifo Photo.


How to you prepare for riding big lines? How do you stay fit in the off season?
Self-care: breathwork, meditation, eating health, yoga, plant medicines, a trainer for the gym, surfing. The mental aspect has been the biggest component, even further than the physical. Pretty much anything that helps me regulate my central nervous system, so that I can be focused and present, is supportive. As well, as the obvious AST 1 & 2 education, Wilderness First Responder, and any other knowledge that can be acquired and applied. And shredding the mountain! 


What do you look forward to accomplish this winter? Any goals, particular lines, or destinations you’d like to smash by next spring?
I would love to get in a heli in Alaska. I’ve done a couple of sled trips there, but have always wanted to experience the cadence of approaching in a helicopter. I wanna have fun, keep riding with people that inspire me, and continue to push the sport for women.

 

Feeling cruisy in the Whistler backcountry. Phil Tifo Photo.



You’re also really info health cooking, what do you like to eat during winter when it’s full on go time?
I love to cook, it’s my love language. When it’s go time, I like to plan ahead a couple days. I check out the weather & if it’s looking like 2-3 days of backcountry ahead, I prep for that many days. Chia blueberry pudding with probiotic yogurt, peanut butter, greens mix, and hemp hearts that I can eat that when I’ve unloaded my sled & not eat right away when I wake up. For lunch, I make a big batch of a soup I call Golden Spruce. It’s loaded with root veggies, garlic, ginger, turmeric & lots of other spices. For snacks, my favorite backcountry nibble is dates filled with coconut oil. During the spring, when the days are longer I usually bring a can of Matinea yerba mate for a midday pick me up. Dinner, I keep it simple: mushroom & celery stir fry or lentil pasta with tomato sauce.

What do you look forward to accomplish this winter? Any goals, particular lines, or destinations you’d like to smash by next spring?
I would love to get in a heli in Alaska. I’ve done a couple of sled trips there, but have always wanted to experience the cadence of approaching in a helicopter. I wanna have fun, keep riding with people that inspire me, and continue to push the sport for women.

 

Down into the gut! Guy Fattal Photo.

What’s your stance?
20.5 wide, +5 front, -7 back

What do you like most about the NOW bindings?
They are without a doubt the most comfortable and responsive bindings that I’ve ever ridden. When I ride the resort I like to ride the Vettas, as they feel playful to ride the hill and when I get into bigger lines in the backcountry I want the response and stiffness that the Conda give me, they’re awesome!

How stoked are you to join the NOW Global team?
I have so much respect for the team members and JF, what they have brought to snowboarding and continue to. Everyone truly snowboards, because they love it & that speaks through in the people, the product, the brand — the essence comes from the heart. It’s a total honour to be joining the fam. So much gratitude.

 



Step into comfort with the Vetta, specially designed for women who want performance and versatility in one perfect binding. From powder in the morning to laps in the park in the afternoon, the Vetta will take you anywhere you can dream of. Shop for the Vetta here!

 



The full power freeride machine for women has only one name: The Conda. Made for charging the biggest lines from the Alps to Alaska, the control and precision you’ll get from the Conda is unmatched. With the new Asym S-SENS ankle strap, and paired with medium density bushings, the Conda offer the ultimate performance for freeriding Shop for the Conda here!