Grete Eliassen

Grete Eliassen

Photos by Grant Gunderson

Current favorite piece of gear? Why?
My favorite piece of gear is my FitBit. I just love seeing how active I am during the week and comparing myself to friends.

How do you like spending your down days?
At home skiing at Solitude for myself. I love skiing through the trees there and finding my untracked stashes of snow, no matter how long I have been gone on a trip.

Fondest memory from learning to ski or ride?
Following my mom off jumps doing huge spread eagles.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can hold a head-stand forever and I can do over 300 sit-ups.

What would your superpower be?
Be invisible.

Spirit animal?
I think it's the swan.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Everything, it been a crazy ride. I can't believe how much fun it has all been, I just wanted to become a really good skier.

Any pre-riding or skiing rituals or superstitions?
Never say "last run." I like to say "let's take two more and skip the last" or "let's take 1.5 more runs."

Do you have any pets? What are their names?
Not yet! Hopefully, one day.

Can you speak any other languages? What other languages would you like to learn?
I am half Norwegian, so I can speak Norwegian. I took German and Chinese in school.

What is your biggest goal/something you hope to achieve in your ski career?
I hope to influence more young female pro skiers.

Any nicknames? Gretegirl

Birthplace? Lutsen, Minnesota

Home Mountain? Solitude Resort, Utah

Heroes in skiing and in life? Too many to list. Thank you all!

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

Reading any good books right now? "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Favorite ski film? (We promise it's okay if it's not WM) Say My Name

Warren Miller Films:
2016 Here, There & Everywhere (Switzerland)
2008 Children of Winter (Crested Butte, CO)

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