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Athlete Bio

Kaylin Richardson

BIO

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Name Kaylin Richardson

Hometown: Park City, UT

Favorite mountain: Canyons Resort

Age when you put on your first pair of skis: Five

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 

Websites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Interview

Where did you grow up skiing?
I grew up skiing with Team Gilboa right outside Minneapolis, MN. I made the US Ski Team at 15 at which point I started traveling to the world’s most beautiful mountains and I haven’t stopped since!

Who taught you how to ski?
An amalgam of people taught me how to ski. I have been blessed to have many amazing coaches and mentors in life - a few that stand out are Neil Atkinson, Aldo Radamus, John Hale, Aurélien Ducroz, Julian Carr, Annelise Loevlie, but but there are many more… My Dad was the first to teach me how to love it though, and that may be the most important.

Do you have any notable accomplishments in skiing? Awards?
Other than the fact that I get to travel and ski for a living!? That is probably my most notable accomplishment, but there are a few others:

  • Canyons Resort Ambassador of Skiing since 2010
  • 2012 Freeskiing World Tour North American Champion
  • Four-Time National Alpine Champion
  • 2006 and 2010 Olympian

Who is/are your hero(s) in skiing?
Daron Rahlves’ style, Rachael Burks’ energy, Dominique Gisin’s attitude, Ted Ligety’s turns, Shane McConkey’s legacy, Ingrid Backstrom’s strength, but above all, I admire the octogenarians (and up) that still get out there to shred.

Would you like to share any final thoughts with us?
If you work hard, laugh often and live with gratitude the rest will take care of itself.