Emily Thomas made her Olympic debut competing in snowboard cross at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Thomas finished in 21st place. The NSW athlete made her international debut at the World Snowboard Championships in Kreischberg, Austria in 2003 finishing 20th. her best World Cup placing was 21st in the 2005 event at Lake Placid, USA. Thomas retired from international competition following the Torino Olympics.