Entries in SheJumps (3)


Big Lines, Badass Women: Vanessa Aadland

Tis' the season for fall edit premiers and teasers that get us pumped for winter. In my search to find the amazing women who shred from around the world, I was reminded recently of how incredible the women are who I once competed with. Vanessa is one of those women. Just in case you were wondering, Vanessa goes big, really really big...and she has one of the most buttery styles I have ever seen. It is a pleasure to watch her ski and I could definitely learn a few things from her. To go with her shred ability, she has a zen personality and can do all sorts of yoga poses that I have only seen on posters. This girl has her head on straight. She loves sking and keeps it fun. She has mental and physical balance, and it shows with every turn that she makes. I hope you enjoy her edit as much as I did. 




Big Lines, Badass Women

One of the things that I realized when I started to compete in Big Mountain skiing a few years ago was how amazing the other women on the tour were. It got me to thinking about how many other women there are out there pushing the limits of our respective sports, bodies, and minds. I have since stopped competing, but I am still adventuring and filming with Meathead Films here on the East Coast, and so I am always keeping an eye out for other women like me. In my previous post, I highlited an up and coming nonprofit called SheJumps that works to empower women and give them the skills and passion to get out and challenge themselves. To grow, we all need mentors, even the best of us. For this reason I have decided to do a series of blog posts highlighting different women from around the world who I think are really expanding the idea of what women are capable of. In this post I am highlighting an Italian extreme skier named Giulia Monego who makes an appearance in the first Powder Magazine "Turns and Curves" Episode. The serise will highlight women doing radical things in the backcountry. Check the full article out at Powder Magazine Online. In this episode, Giulia explores couloirs in the Dolomites, a trip I have always wanted to do. The last time I was in the Dolomites I was doing some Via Ferrata, but I am not a climber. To go and ski some of the lines in this film would be amazing. I enjoyed this espisode and I look forward to more from "Turns and Curves." I hope you enjoy this as well. Look forward to more Big Lines, Badass Women. 


SheJumps and Female Inspiration

Lately I have been increasingly interested in an organization started by a professional skier named Lyndsey Dyer that has been working hard to further the representation of women in freeride sports whether they be, skiers, bikers, surfers etc. SheJumps is the name of the organization and their mission is to "increase female participation in outdoor activities by building upon a supportive community that inspires its members to reach their highest potential." I am loving the material that they have been putting on their webite and I thought I would share some of my favorite inspirations on my site as well. Be sure to check SheJumps out and become a part of their community if you are a woman who likes to support other women in doing what we love outside, or even if you are a man who likes to support your lovely female counterparts in their adventures. Here is the latest video that hit a chord with me. I don't surf, but I think I might have to learn how. 

"Beyond The Surface" A Documentary Film Project from Dave Homcy on Vimeo.