Name Kaylin Richardson
Hometown: Park City, UT
Mountain(s) you learned on: Hyland Hills Ski Area, Minneapolis
Favorite mountain: Canyons Resort
Age when you put on your first pair of skis: Five
Something you never get on the mountain without: My Helly Hansen H2 Flow Jacket and Icelantic Nomad RKRs
Nickname: K-Dogg, K-Dizzle, Ghost Ninja, Big K, Special K
Sponsors: Helly Hansen, Icelantic Skis, Astis Mittens, POC, Soul Poles, Marker, Dalbello, Episencial, Timex
Films: Warren Miller Entertainment's Flow State, Warren Miller Entertainment's Ticket to Ride, Sprout Films & Team Icelantic's Shine
Where would you like to ski that you haven’t been to before?
I have been wanting to explore Japan for a long time. I have been there in the summer, but never to ski; the conditions and terrain look so incredibly epic, plus I am so interested in their culture and beliefs. I've toured all over Europe and have yet to really experience Chamonix so that is on the bucket list as well. Closer to home I would love to check out Silverton, CO and Revelstoke, BC. So many fun zones left to discover!
Who are some of the skiers you most admire?
I have always loved the way that Daron Rahlves skis- it is so powerful and fluid whether charging the Hannenkahn or a super steep face in AK. Wendy Fisher set the stage for rad female shredders and Ingrid Backstrom shortly followed suit inspiring girls everywhere to discover the backcountry. Aurelien Ducroz never fails to impress me. I can't wait to watch Greta Eliassen make her Olympic debut. If only a scientist could figure out a way to harness Rachael Burks' energy, we might be able run our appliances off her joie de vivre- plus she can stomp a laid out backflip like a boss. Chris Davenport continues to push his limits as a skier, mountaineer, entrepreneur, and adventurer. Kye Petersen is someone I've never met, but I always look forward to his segments because he never fails to make me ooh and aah. Of course, Seth Morrison has to be named... there are too many to mention- I pretty much admire anyone that devotes themselves to their passion and most skiers are doing just that.
Where is your absolute favorite spot for après-ski?
The Umbrella Bar at Canyons Resort. Hanging out on the deck, live music playing on the village stage right in front of you with a pitcher of beer and a few good friends after a powder day- there are few things sweeter. The icing on the cake is that a locally sourced fried chicken and waffle dinner is a mere twenty steps away at The Farm.
How would your friends describe you in one word?
Loving. I hope that is that they would say.
What is something you wish you had more time for outside of skiing?
To connect with friends. Write. Create more. Relax more. Read. I really have no complaints though. Life is a series of decisions that are dictated by priorities and I feel so blessed that I get to do what I do.