Jess McMillan

Jess McMillan

Photos by Grant Gunderson

Current favorite piece of gear? Why?
Volkl Confession - the Confession is like a race horse ready to charge down any mountain! It is so fun!

How do you like spending your down days?
In the winter, my down days are spent scheming up my next adventure. In the summer, I spend a lot of time hiking, biking, and playing on the lake.

Fondest memory from learning to ski or ride?
My ski coach Tom Johnston used to pick me up at 6am, Guns and Roses blaring on the stereo, to drive over Teton pass for Downhill training at Grand Targhee. The drive over was almost as exciting as the speed training.

What would your superpower be?
I'd like to be able to shift into a flying Dragon.

Spirit animal?

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Winning more Freeskiing events than any other male of female. Skiing the Grand Teton. First all-women's team to ski the Sphinx (featured in WME's No Turning Back).

Any pre-riding or skiing rituals or superstitions?
I always buckle my boots exactly the same every time.

Do you have any pets? What are their names?
I have two dogs: A Yellow Lab named AJ and Golden Retriever named Burley. I also have a 23 year old blind cat that I inherited named Logan and 8 chickens.

Can you speak any other languages? What other languages would you like to learn?
I would like to learn Spanish, French, and Italian.

What is your biggest goal/something you hope to achieve in your ski career?
To ski to a very old age.

Birthplace? Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Home Mountain? Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Heroes in skiing and in life? Bill Briggs, Elennor Roosevelt, Doug Coombs

You're on a hut trip: no phone, no internet, no tv. What board game is your go-to? Cribbage or Dominos

Reading any good books right now? Always: A Sudden Light, Born Warrior, Sky Lantern

Favorite ski film? (We promise it's okay if it's not WME) Jackson Hole's 50th - Born to Be Wild

Warren Miller Films:
2016 Here, There & Everywhere (Swizterland)
2014 No Turning Back (Cordova, AK)
2013 Ticket to Ride (Iceland)
2012 Flow State (San Juan Mountains, CO)
2011... Like There's No Tomorrow (Portillo, Chile)

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