• Caitlin Kennedy

Girls letting rip

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

By Caitlin Kennedy

To celebrate International Women's Day, we showcase the gnarliest girls making waves in the freeride scene.

Lynsey Dyer, dropping like it's hot

Angel Collinson

The accolades attached to Angel's name speak in spades for the headway she's making for women in extreme skiing. First woman to win Best Line at the Powder Awards, two-time winner of Best Female Performance also at the Powder Awards and two-time champion of the Freeskiing World Tour (one of which was the first time she'd even entered), to name but a few. And all by the age of 26! Angel was destined to be hit by the skiing bug as her father was a ski patroller in Snowbird Ski resort, Utah and so immersed his children in mountain life. Both Angel and her brother trained as racers but fell in love with the backcountry and the vibe of the freeriding community. Since then, she has become a common feature in films with the Teton Gravity Research clan and recently became the first woman ever to open one of their movies. She is, quite simply, one of the best Big Mountain skiers in the world.