SnowBrains Podcast #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

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My guest today is Elyse Saugstad:

  • Elyse won the Freeride World Tour in her first 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, in 2013 and 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 three times in 2014, 2018, and 2019.
  • She was nominated for Powder Video Awards’ “Best Female Performance” eight times, in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 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 on how this industry works is one of a kind.

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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 Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Tahoe City, CA (Elyse Saugstad).

This episode was edited by Jared White

Music by Chad Crouch

Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark

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