Jacobellis captured the Olympic silver medal in snowboard cross in Torino in 2006, but many people will likely remember her more for missing out on a chance of a gold medal when she crashed during a premature celebration.
The 25 year old did not medal in Vancouver, but she is still loving life and having fun. At the salon her trademark tight blonde curls were exchanged for looser locks and she arrived on the red carpet looking like a million dollars.
I spoke with her about friendship, success on the snow, fashion and her pet dog Gidgit.
Lindsey on...Teammates and having too much of a good thing
"We see enough of each other that we never even really talk to each other throughout the summertime," she joked, "but once we get back on the road we pretty much pick it right back up from where we left off and there is no time lost.
"That's how it always is. We all go our own ways and just relax and vent and then come back ready to join the ranks again."
Lindsey on...Post-Olympic success
"Two years ago at Valmalenco [the competition that took place after Vancouver] I knocked myself out for two minutes, so after not coming through in Vancouver and immediately getting a win right after it was like, 'see I know it was in there, something just wasn't right that day.'
"To win there after really injuring myself was incredible. It was scary just to go back and revisit that place so I felt like I conquered two fears in that sense.
"I've been coming here for a while and I think this is my ninth year. I'm pretty excited to still be a part of it and it's the biggest event of the year for the fundraisers and it's always so much fun to see the Hammerstein ballroom completely bedazzled in a different way."
Lindsey on...Moving to California for the summer
"It was fantastic. I was out there since the beginning of June, I was doing my workouts every day, surfing whenever there were waves, going on bike rides and pretty much being ridiculously active...also I took pilot lessons which was a new fun thing that I started doing.
"Gidgit (her dog) loves California life. She was fit enough to pace me when I was cruising on my beach cruiser and then I even got a motorcycle later in the simmer and I put the backpack backwards and she would just sit right in the front of it and she loved going everywhere with me. We were two peas in a pod there and we absolutely loved it."
Lindsey on...Whether she had a dress in mind for the ball
"Of course," she said with wide eyes and a big smile. "I love my shoes and everything is all picked out. I'm wearing one of my favorite Dolce and Gabana dresses and then some shoes from BCBG. I rarely get to go out in New York so it's fun to be with the teammates and go to a completely different element from what you're used to."