Gretchen bought a black Lexus SUV after winning the Olympic silver medal in Turin, Italy.
At the Colorado Rockies home-opener , Gretchen threw the first pitch.
Gretchen stands at a height of 5'5" and weighs 125 pounds.
Gretchen is a spokesperson for the Blackberry Pearl smart-phone.
Gretchen says that it's hard for her to eat on the day of a competition. Gretchen explains this is so because she's nervous in the morning before the start of an event.
When at home, Gretchen's most commonly cooked meal is tacos. She states: "That's pretty much what [the only food] I can make."
Amongst Gretchen's favorite places to eat at are Italian and sushi restaurants.
In her spare time away from sports, Gretchen enjoys such activities as: fashion, interior design, reading, and yoga.
Gretchen originally intended to go to the Olympics as a swimmer and a diver; but later found her way into hockey - and ultimately, snowboarding.
Gretchen is the first female rider to ever land a Crippler 540 in competition.
In addition to snowboarding, sportively - Gretchen also likes to hike and go mountain biking.
Gretchen's favorite musicians include: Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Tribe Called Quest, and Wu-Tang Clan.
Gretchen was featured as a cover-model for the "Girls of Winter X" edition of For Him Magazine [February 2004].
Gretchen was used as a commentator for the EXPN Today men's halfpipe finals.
Gretchen made an appearance in one of only four commercials publicizing the 2004 X Games.
In the Transworld Snowboarding annual Riders Poll, Gretchen was voted in "Female Reader's Choice" winner [2003-04].
In 2001, Gretchen procured the U.S. National Halfpipe title.
Gretchen narrowly missed assuming the final spot on the 2002 US Olympic Team; ultimately losing in a triple tie-breaker.
Gretchen had ACL surgery for her knee in 2003; this ended her snowboarding season.
Gretchen has won the Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding a total of three times [2001-03].
Gretchen is twice an X Games superpipe champion; once in 2003 and again in 2005.