Some might call it a calculated move.
Alexa Loo, a trailblazer in Canadian snowboarding, is sliding into a new career as an accountant.
Loo, 37, announced Thursday she was retiring after 11 years with the Canadian snowboard team. She was a two-time Olympian and seven-time national champion in parallel giant slalom.
"Alexa leaves a strong legacy to women's snowboarding," Robert Joncas, director of high performance at Canada Snowboard, said. "We hope that she will, in some way, continue to share her passion for snowboarding in the community."
Loo, of Richmond, B.C., finished 12th at the Vancouver Olympics, the top Canadian woman.