A backflip for the girls from professional backcountry skier Tatum Monod. Image: SnowBrains
These 10 lovely ladies probably shred harder than you.
Armada Skis athlete Maude Raymond. Image: Pinterest.com
Maude Raymond- A Montreal, Canada native that rides for Armada skis. She spends her winters in Mammoth Lakes, California, doing what she does best.
6-time Winter X Games medalist Grete Eliassen getting some air. Image: Women's Sports Foundation
Grete Eliassen- An American-Norwegian professional skier who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has won 6 medals at the Winter X Games in slopestyle, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005 and 2006.
Ingrid Backstrom helicopter skiing out of Valle Nevado, Chile. Image: SnowBrains
Ingrid Backstrom- Ingrid Backstrom is a skiing icon who has skied first descents in Greenland, Baffin Island, and China. She has starred in more than 20 ski films. Ingrid is a mother of two and co-founder of SAFE AS(Skiers Advocating and Fostering Avalanche and Snow Safety), helping lead women’s avalanche clinics around the West.
A Squaw Valley local, Michelle Parker, is a professional skier and Red Bull athlete. Image: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Michelle Parker- With her home mountain being Squaw Valley, California, Michelle Parker is one of the ski industry’s most versatile female skiers. She has appeared in over a dozen ski films and in 2013 won the Best Female Performance at the Powder Video Awards. She has also received an award from the International Freeski Film Festival for her segment in Matchstick Productions’ Superheroes of Stoke.
Skiing big lines and deep pow is in professional skier Angel Collinson's blood. Image: SnowBrains
Angel Collinson- A Salt Lake City native who grew up living in the world-famous, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Angel Collinson is one of Teton Gravity Research's most distinguished female skiers. She's a gnarly ripper, to say the least. Her brother, John Collinson, is also a professional skier. Must run in the family.
A true skiing legend, Sarah Jean Burke changed the game forever. Image: SnowBrains
Sarah Burke- Sarah Jean Burke (1982-2012) was a Canadian freeskier who pioneered the superpipe event at the Winter X Games. She is a 5-time Winter X Game gold medalist who won the world championship in the halfpipe in 2005. Burke passed away on January 10th, 2012 from a fatal head injury she sustained during training at Park City Mountain Resort. She is forever a legend. May she ski in peace.
Freeride World Tour champion Jackie Paaso sending BIG lines. Image: SnowBrains
Jaclyn Paaso- Jackie is a former mogul skier turned professional freeskier from Lake Tahoe, California. She is the winner of the 2019 Freeride World Tour in Andorra. She even has her own movie, Evolution of Dreams.
Red Bull athlete and 8-time Winter X Games gold medalist, Kaya Turksi, is a skiing legend. Image: SnowBrains
Kaya Turksi- A Canadian freeskier, Turksi is the most dominant skier in women's slopestyle history. She has 8 Winter X Games gold medals -- all in slopestyle.
Freeskier Magazine's "2018 Female Skier of the Year," Elyse Saugstad, lives for pow. Image: SnowBrains
Elyse Saugstad- Saugstad is an American professional freeskier and the 2008 Freeride World Champion. She is a native Alaskan and was electedFreeskier Magazine's "2018 Female Skier of the Year." Her husband, Cody Townsend, is a famous professional skier as well.
Professional big mountain skier Tatum Monod is one of the best to ever do it. Image: Teton Gravity Research
Tatum Monod- Born in Banff, Alberta, Tatum is a professional big mountain skier who isn't afraid stomp massive tricks in the backcountry. She has been awarded the "Best Female Performance" from Powder Magazineand "Female Skier of the Year" from Freeskier Magazine in 2017. She has recently come back from a season-ending ACL injury and is now shredding harder than ever.