The word I type most frequently next to Angel Collinson’s name is “win”. Or “won”. Or “wins again”. “Dominates” happens too, because that’s exactly what she’s been doing all season long.
This year, she won the Las Lenas, Crested Butte, Kirkwood, and Snowbird stops of the Freeskiing World Tour, which put her on top of the whole tour for the second year in a row. She also ended up second in the Europe-based Freeride World Tour, as one of only four invited American women.
And realistically, this is only a jumping off point for Collinson, who’s know for her fluid, aggressive style, and confidence to step up to big lines. She was born and brought up at the base of Snowbird, so steeps and cliffy lines were literally her playground. Competitively, she made the switch from racing to big mountain just two years ago, and she’s only going to get more aggressive and be more comfortable in the air. She says next year she’s going to try to bring more tricks into her runs, so there’s no doubt that she’ll continue to dominate.-H.H.