We’re big fans of The North Face’s Perspectives series. Showcasing the reality of being a pro athlete is something often overlooked, as we often tend to focus on glorifying all the fun and gnarly aspects of life in the mountains. In the latest entry to the series, we learn how Ingrid Backstrom’s perspective on life completely changed when she became a mother.
At the time, she was convinced it was an either/or situation. Either you are a mother, or you are a professional skier. With a little soul searching and advice from her mentors like Hilaree Nelson and Kit Deslauriers, she quickly learned combining the two would be the best thing that’s ever happened to her.