What I’m gravitating towards now, more than ever, is the struggle and a little bit of suffering while in the mountains…that aspect of skiing to me is really intriguing-Michelle Parker On Episode 2, big mountain skier Michelle Parker talks about how she’s created a life revolving around being in the mountains. From skiing to climbing to meditation, and philanthropy, Michelle has found a way to constantly be in the mountains-adventuring in her own and unique way.


Michelle Parker  is a 27 year old professional skier who was born and raised in Squaw Valley and has been a member of the Squaw Valley Freeride Team since 2006. After competing in X Games events for Slopestyle and Halfpipe Michelle turned her focus on filming with Matchstick Productions and is featured in the latest film ‘Superheroes of Stoke’, whereupon she was awarded IF3’s and Powder Awards ‘Best Female Performance’. Michelle is addicted to chasing winter in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and has spent the past 10 summers guiding in Argentina. Michelle spends most of her time in the mountains skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. She is on the board for High Fives Non-profit, is an ambassador for both Alpine Initiatives and Climate Reality, and has raised over $18,000 for the Sarah Burke Foundation. Philanthropy is equally as important to her as she see’s skiing as an outlet to inspire and create a positive change.

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