At 22 years old Lynsey Dyer found herself at the beginning of a promising career; having recently graduated with a graphic design degree from Montana State, she had won a competitive internship with a design firm in Bozeman. But something didn’t feel right, she wasn’t happy. And so she walked away from it and took decidedly different course - competing on the Freeride World Tour and she won. Ten years later Lynsey has stood atop many more podiums, been featured in movies, been on the cover of magazines, produced a woman’s only ski film and designed her own line of skis.
Ever wonder where the longest ski line in the world is? You might be surprised to find out it's actually in North America. The border between Alaska and the Yukon is defined by several massive glaciated peaks, including Mt. St. Elias, home to an 18,000-foot ski descent from the summit all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This spring, Janelle and Mark Smiley, along with friend Jed Porter, set off the climb and ski the peak. After getting dropped off on the beach at the foot of the mountain, it
Big mountain skier Michelle Parker grew up shredding Squaw Valley and starting skiing professionally at age 16, so she’s no stranger to the challenges of the mountains. In this episode of National Geographic's and Redbull’s joint project “TrailBlazHer”, she speaks on the importance of avalanche safety and what it has been like to grow up with the goal of becoming a pro skier. Parker has lost friends and relatives to the mountains, but rather than give up her passion in the face of these
North America’s only dedicated summer ski resort, Beartooth Basin, is spinning lifts for the first time in two years, and these guys made sure to celebrate it in style. Formerly home to a private snowboard camp, Beartooth now offers two Poma lifts open to the public, serving some seriously gnarly high-alpine terrain and a summer terrain park.