Pro Skier Elyse Saugstad on Letting The Skiing Speak For Itself
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"The most exciting thing in skiing is women." We're HONORED to have legendary professional skier Elyse Saugstad on the podcast this week to talk about her career, how she finds creativity in skiing, how the treatment of women in the ski industry has evolved, and what the future of skiing holds. Follow Elyse: @elysesaugstad On My Own Terms Follow us on Instagram: @wheeliecreative View past episodes, transcripts, and more info about the show: wheeliecreative.com/podcast Don't forget to subscribe and if you haven't already, please leave us a review to let us know what you think about the show!
100: "If You're Gonna Do It, Just Freaking Do It" - Elyse Saugstad
What's that? 100 episodes?!? Holy Stokecast Batman! We did it. And to bring down the house for the 100th installment of stoke, please clap your poles together for Elyse Saugstad! Elyse Saugstad is a professional skier, Freeride World Champion, female skier of the year, 5x best female performance, and one of the top women in action sports. She's a TEDx speaker and co-creator of S.A.F.E. A.S. (Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education for Avalanche and Snow Safety) Clinics. Learn more about Elyse at elysesaugstad.com and connect with her on Instagram @elysesaugstad With deep love and the sincerest of stoke, your hosts 100 episodes in, Jonathan Ronzio and Emily Holland. https://exploreinspired.com http://thestokecast.com
Elyse was born and raised in Alaska but now calls Tahoe home with skier husband, Cody Townsend. Known for skiing huge lines, Elyse is one of the most decorated big mountain skiers. Tune in to listen to Elyse talk about life in lockdown as a professional athlete, her love for fashion and football, why her husband and her make a such a great cooking duo, killer surf trips, that time she lived in Italy and more.Big thanks to our sponsors Protect Our Winters, OpenSnow, SKI Magazine, the IKON Pass. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elyse Saugstad is one of the best big mountain skiers in the game, and we spoke with her a few days ago about the soon-to-be-released film, All In, from Matchstick Productions — the evolution of All In, and the experience of teaming up with several other big mountain rock stars, Angel Collinson, Michelle Parker, and Tatum Monod. We then talk about growing up in Alaska, and Elyse gives an update on Safe As Clinics, which is the backcountry education program she co-founded. And then we get into a whole bunch of other stuff, too, so just know that this is a fun conversation and an inspiring one, since Elyse is very actively showing all of us the value of continuing to seek out new ways to challenge ourselves and grow.TOPICS & TIMES:Packing for Portillo / What are you up to? (2:50)Skiing & filming with Angel Collinson, Michelle Parker, and Tatum Monod (4:25)How the *All In* film evolved (11:20)Growing up in Girdwood, Alaska (20:10)Figure Skating & Ski Racing (22:15)Dance & Ballet (30:35)Who were you looking up to as a young skier? (32:42)Safe As Clinics & Backcountry Education (37:35)Surfing, sports in general, and the rewards of seeing improvement (44:10)If not skiing, what would you be doing? (50:46)PRESENTING SPONSOR:The 750 Mile Trail Network of Gunnison & Crested Butte, CO See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Over the past 10 years, Elyse Saugstad has been one of the most influential skiers in the sport. In 2008 she won three out of four Freeride World Tour stops and was the overall champion. In 2013, she won Best Female Performance at the 2013 Powder Awards. She continues to produce On this episode of the "Sponsored" podcast, hosted by Mike Powell, Saugstad shares her inspiring story. Saugstad grew up as a downhill racer in Alaska, which she credits with developing her ski style. "You start to get used to that speed and the fear that can come along with downhill," she says, "and I think then that that just naturally transitioned into how I freeride." After moving to Squaw, Saugstad ditched law school plans. "I moved specifically to Squaw because it has the best skiing and the best skiers and I can afford a pass there now, so that's where I'm going to go. There are so many good pros around and you start to realize, 'Hey, maybe my skiing is at the same level as these guys. Maybe I can give this a go. One thing led to another and the next thing you know I'm a pro skier and I'm not going to law school anymore." Ever tough, smart, and passionate, Saugstad is also outspoken about creating more opportunities for female skiers. She discusses women's issues in skiing as well as setbacks she experienced for being an advocate. "Being a squeaky wheel definitely hurt with a big sponsor in particular," she says. "Like, 'hey, let's do more women's stuff, hey let's pay attention to women. Check out this market. And I'd write letters to the sponsor, and give statistics of why the women's market is important to pay attention to, and eventually, I just got downgraded in my status and then eventually cut." Saugstad goes into detail on the the growing women's market and what needs to happen for its continued growth. "The more visibility there is on women," she says, "the more we're going to see women doing really cool things."
#19 – Cody Townsend / Elyse Saugstad The Fantastics aka. Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad are just that when it comes to shredding big mountain lines and recording casual conversations. In this episode we chat about the fear of skiing those big lines, the SAFEAS avalanche clinics for Women, neck beards, football, public […] The post Episode 19 – Cody Townsend / Elyse Saugstad appeared first on Low Pressure Podcast.