Ingrid Backstrom

Ingrid Backstrom

Any nicknames? Inga, Ingie 

Where were you born? Seattle, WA 

Where did you learn to ski/ride? Crystal Mountain 

Who taught you to ski/ride? My parents 

Who inspired you in skiing/riding while you were growing up? My parents and my brothers 

Breakfast of champions? plain yogurt with fruit 

Best après meal? cottage cheese and potato chips (occasionally)

What do you enjoy doing to give your body a break? (Recovery routine, healing tips, etc.) Walking is a great way to stretch the hip flexors in the winter, and I try to stretch and foam roll every night if at all possible during the winter. 

Can you tell us about some of the gear you were using in your segment with WME? I got a brand new pair of Volkl 100Eights which were really fun to try out, and it was actually pretty chilly in Chile this season (normally it stays pretty warm) so I was happy I brought my most technical clothing from TNF as we had some storm days and some cold days out there hiking around too, so layering was huge. 

Other than professional athlete, what is your dream job? Orchardist, because I love fruit and then you still have time to ski in the winter. 

Most memorable moment filming with WME this year? (good or bad) Having only two days to really film and having them be bluebird and powder was amazing. I got to ski one line from the heli with a few airs in it and it was so fun to be out there with Ian and Sage who I've known for years. 

Your idea of a perfect vacation sans skiing? Road trip with my husband Jim, mountain bikes and surfboards to the WA and OR coast. 

Mantra to live by? Kindness and fresh air go a long way.  

Tunes to ski to? I love listening to the sound of the snow under my skis

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