Ingrid Backstrom

Ingrid Backstrom

Current favorite piece of gear? Why?
My Marker Kingpin bindings on Volkl BMT 122 skis--pure freedom for going uphill easily and then charging downhill that makes for the best backcountry days.

How do you like spending your down days?
If I'm not skiing, I like to go skate skiing near our house, or for a long walk outside. I'll probably take some time to make a nice dinner and spend some time on the computer. This winter's down days will be spent with the baby!

Fondest memory from learning to ski or ride?
Getting bribed to stay on the hill longer with M&Ms.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm a good speller.

What would your superpower be?
Flying

Spirit animal?
Owl

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Actually having a career from skiing is what I am most proud of!

Any pre-riding or skiing rituals or superstitions?
Coffee...

Do you have any pets? What are their names?
We have an Australian shepherd dog named Buddy.

Can you speak any other languages? What other languages would you like to learn?
I speak some French and a tiny bit of German and Spanish. It would be pretty awesome to speak Chinese I think.

What is your biggest goal/something you hope to achieve in your ski career?
To help get more people into skiing and help promote safe skiing.

Birthplace? Seattle, WA

Home Mountain? Crystal Mountain, WA

Heroes in skiing and in life? My parents, Betsy and Steve, my brothers, Arne and Ralph, and my husband Jim.

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

Reading any good books right now? Reading lots of baby sleep books right now and they all say different things, so I guess the answer to that question is no. :)

Favorite ski film? (We promise it's okay if it's not WM) Blizzard of Aaaaahs

Warren Miller Films:
2016 Here, There & Everywhere (Crested Butte, CO)
2015 Chasing Shadows (Portillo, Chile)
2014 No Turning Back (Cordova, AK)
2009 Dynasty (Crystal Mountain, WA)
2005 Higher Ground (Blue River, BC)
2004 Impact (Deer Valley, UT)

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