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Elyse Saugstad

Professional freerider Elyse Saugstad Elyse Saugstad hails from Girdwood, Alaska where she found her passion for skiing big mountains in Alaska and around the World. During her career as a professional skier Elyse won the Freeride World Tour Overall in 2008 and the Freeride World Tour's "Female Line of the Year" in 2009. After a successful run at competing she turned her focus towards filming whereupon she won the coveted Powder Magazine Video Award's "Best Female Performance" in 2013 for her segment in Teton Gravity Research's Co-Lab contest movie. Elyse was also the only female to be voted into the finals of Teton Gravity's Co-Lab Edit contest in a field of over 40 men, and ended up in the top 5 of the contest. In 2014 Elyse won "Best Female Freeride Segment" at the IF3 Montreal International Film Festival for her segment in the movie Pretty Faces. Elyse was recently named as one of ESPN's "Top 50 Women in Action Sports". Elyse co-founded and runs an avalanche awareness and snow safety clinic for women called SAFE AS with other professional female skiers. Through her unique experiences as a professional athlete Elyse had the opportunity to give a Tedx Talk in San Francisco. Through all of her exploits and ski camps Elyse strives to share her enthusiasm for playing in the mountains

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS: • Won Powder Video Award’s ʻBest Female Performanceʼ (Dec 2013)
• Named one of ESPN's "Top 50 Women in Action Sports" in 2014
• Voted top 5 in the Teton Gravity Research Co-Lab contest, only female to make it into the final 12 (2013)
• Voted 4th Place Powder Magazine Reader’s Poll (Dec 2013) and voted 5th Place Powder Magazine Readerʼs Poll (Jan 2013)
• Nominated for the Powder Video Awards ʻBest Female Performanceʼ (2013, 2011)
• Awarded the Freeride World Tour Riderʼs Choice ʻFemale Line of the Yearʼ for skiers and snowboarders (2009)



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A 10-day trip at Las Leñas. The camp is leaded by professional freeskier Elyse Saugstad. Ride the legendary moutains of the central Andes and taste the famous wines of Mendoza. Andes Las Leñas Freeski Trips
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