Name Sierra Quitiquit
Hometown: Alta, UT
Mountain(s) you learned on: Park City, UT
Favorite mountain: Alta
Age when you put on your first pair of skis: 1 year 10 months
Something you never get on the mountain without: Justin's almond butter packs. Yum!
Who taught you how to ski?
My dad taught me how to ski when I was about 22 months old. He was a competitive ski racer until he was about 25 so skiing was definitely a family affair. My three brothers and I learned all together on our home mountain of Park City, Utah. We later skied for the Park City and the Snowbird ski team before the costs became too much for my folks with 4 kids so my Dad got his USSA coaching card and we made "Team Quitiquit."
Do you have any notable accomplishments in skiing? Awards?
I used to win a lot of ski races as a grom. I don't know if that is a notable accomplishment but I definitely have my fair share of sweet plexiglass trophies.
Who is/are your hero(es) in skiing?
I think anyone that is experience the full joy of skiing is my hero. Ingrid Backstrom is definitely one to look up to. I really respect her athletic accomplishments and she just seems so down to earth and cool.
Who is/are your hero(es) in life outside of skiing?
My brothers. We've been through a lot together but we've always had each other's backs no matter what. They are such good boys: kind, compassionate, smart, talented and funny. It feels so good to love someone from the bottom of your heart.
If you weren't a professional athlete, what would be your dream job?
I think I might still be a line cook haha. I am crazy passionate about food. I would love to source the best, local, organic foods and create a farm to table restaurant/bakery/cafe and feed everyone the most delicious and nourishing food.
Any final thoughts?
I just feel really grateful for all of the beautiful opportunities in my life that make it possible to pursuit my passion of skiing. Thank you to Josh, CP and the whole Warren Miller crew for including me in your movies. And thank you to my sponsors Volkl, Spyder, Bern and Cushe for helping me live my dream, you guys rule!