Kaylin Richardson

Freeride

The mountians are my happy place. Growing up in Minnesota I did not have access to mountains (my home ski area, Hyland Hills, is 175 ft/54m vertical). I remember our first family trip to Colorado and it was pure magic. That magic has never diminished for me. I started racing at age nine and made the US Ski Team at 15 years old. After ten years racing internationally and competing in the Torino and Vancouver Olympics, I retired from the World Cup in 2010. I wanted to explore the mountains without gates and courses dicating where and when I could turn. Post racing I fell even deeper in love with skiing when I discovered the beauty and adventure of the backcountry. As a reincarnated big-mountain skier, I get to travel to some of the most staggering corners of the world to do what I love and what makes it even better is that I get to share those experiences with others. I am one lucky girl.

Facts

Data di nascita
28.09.1984
nazionalità
United States
Località sciistica di provenienza
Deer Valley Resort, UT
Motto
Laugh often
Discipline
Former Racer, Current Big Mountain Skier
Hobbies
Reading, trail running, mountain biking, sailing, writing…
Migliori risultati

2-Time Olympian,

4-time U.S. National Alpine Champion,

1st place Freeskiing World Tour's 2012

North American Championship,

6-time Warren Miller featured athlete

Rider's Videos

Interview

1. Sci Völkl preferito
V-Werks Katana / RTM 84 UVO
2. Wofür benutzt Du diese Ski?
Anything big mountain or a powder day / ripping around at the resort
3. Perchè ti piace questo sci?
The Katanas are a super light AND stable due to the makeup and rigidity of carbon. When I am touring, I'm not sacrificing performance for less weight, plus they turn with power and playfulness / the RTM 84s make carving so effortless and fun, when I tip them over I instantly feel the acceleration, plus they translate to off piste fun in crudier conditions and bumps well.
4. Perchè ti piacerebbe essere parte del team Völkl?
The quality of the product is unmatched. I've raced in two Olympics on Volkl as well as skied first descents in gnarly untracked mountains and never has their been a moment when I didn't have complete confidence in my equipment.
5. Per quanto tempo hai sciato con Völkl?
Altogether 10 years

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