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March 29, 2022 69 min

Elyse Saugstad - Ski Movie Star, Freeride World Tour Champion, Skier of the Year, 3X Best Line of the Year, In ESPN's Top 50 Women in Action Sports

Episode #37

Brought to you by Ikon Pass

My guest today is Elyse Saugstad:

  • Elyse won the Freeride World Tour in her 1st year on tour, in 2008
  • She won the Freeride World Tour's "Best Female Line of the Year" in 2009
  • Elyse won Powder Video Awards "Best Female Performance" twice! 2013, 2018
  • She was Freeskier Magazine's "Female Skier of the Year" in 2018
  • Elyse won the IF3 International Freesport Film Festival's "Best Female Freeride Performance 3 times in 2014, 2018, and 2019
  • She was nominated for Powder Video Awards' "Best Female Performance" 8 times. 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Elyse was Voted Top 5 Overall in Teton Gravity Research's Co-Lab contest in a field of over 40 men and was the only female to make it into the final
  • She was even named one of ESPN's "Top 50 Women in Action Sports" in 2014
  • Elyse has seen a lot in her skiing career and her perspective into how this industry works is one of a kind
  • This episode is brought to you by Ikon Pass:

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    The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #37 - Elyse Saugstad - Ski Movie Star, Freeride World Tour Champion, Skier of the Year, 3X Best Line of the Year, In ESPN's Top 50 Women in Action Sports

    Recorded on February 15, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Tahoe City, CA (Elyse Saugstad).

    This episode was edited by Jared W

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