Michelle Parker

2018 Editor’s Choice Women’s Ski Gear Guide

The temps are dropping here in the mountains of California. As I sit here sipping my tea I am fantasizing about the powder days to come. It’s been a while since these mountains have been dressed in white, the way I prefer them. Being outside, amongst trees with heavy branches confined by the piles of snow weighing them down, in search of the perfect turn, is my happiest place. I find some of my most fruitful relationships have been created with the shared passion for time spent in the mountains. With skis on our feet, out the back door, we have a seemingly endless playground. The thought of perfect powder beckons the child within. Never have I been so excited than on a powder day...
Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker

Michelle is a professional skier who was born and raised in Squaw Valley, CA 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 and has been in Matchstick Productions' last five ski movies. She was awarded IF3’s and Powder Awards ‘Best Female Performance’ in 2013. Michelle is addicted to chasing winter in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and has spent the past 8 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. She has completed an AIARE L1 course.