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Michelle Parker

Based in Squaw Valley, Calif., Michelle Parker started her professional freeskiing career at age 15 and has been an impressive athlete in slopestyle and big mountain events and films ever since.

Get to know Michelle Parker

  • Birth Date:
    April 10, 1987
  • Place of Birth:
    Truckee, CA
  • Current Home town:
    Tahoe City, CA
  • Primary Sport:
    Skiing
  • Specialties within your sport:
    Freeskiing
  • Other hobbies or sports:
    Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, traveling, climbing, exploring, reading, yoga, anything outside.
  • My favorite Mountain Hardwear products:
    The women’s Snowtastic Jacket and Snowtastic Pant with the Nitrous Jacket as my puffy layer.
  • How were you introduced to your sport?
    I was a year old when I skied for the first time.
  • What inspires you?
    Positive and driven people.
  • Which athletes or other individuals have been your biggest source of inspiration?
    The people who I look up to are constantly changing as I change. Shane McConkey, Ingrid Backstrom, Sarah Burke, Sean Pettit, James Heim, and Jeremy Jones have all inspired me in one way or another over the years.
  • What advice would you give to newcomers to climbing today?
    Do it because you love it.
  • What the first thing you look forward to doing after a long expedition?
    Eating
  • In 10 years I hope to be…
    Skiing with the same passion that I have today.
  • Six-word bio – In exactly six words summarize yourself
    “Constantly learning, loving this life!”
  • When singing karaoke, what song do you sing to bring down the house?
    Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • What music gets you fired up?
    Depends on the mood, anything from classic rock to reggae to electronic.
  • If you were a super hero, who would you be?
    I wasn’t sure so I took a super hero quiz and it turns out I am 90% Superman, 90% The Flash, and 82% Wonder Woman.

Highlights

  • 3rd place Redbull Cold Rush 2012
  • 3rd place Redbull Cold Rush 2011
  • 2nd place Pain McShlonkey Classic 2011
  • 1st Place Aspen Open 2009
  • 2nd Place US Freeskiing Open Slopestyle
  • 2nd Place Boreal Pre Season Rail Jam
  • 3rd Place US Freeskiing Open Slopestyle
  • 6th Place Winter X Games
  • Jon Olson Invitational (One of only two girls invited)
  • 2nd Place World Ski Invitational Slopestyle
  • 8th Place Men’s Slopestyle Competition in Andorra
  • 1st Place Cardrona Games Slopestyle
  • 1st Place Icer Air in San Francisco Big Air
  • 1st Place Caesar’s Night Rail Jam
  • 4th Place US Freeskiing Open Slopestyle
  • 6th Place Winter X Games Jon Olson Invitational (One of three girls invited)

Film Appearances

  • Warren Miller - “Like there’s no tomorrow”
  • Matchstick Productions - “In Deep”
  • Matchstick Productions - “Claim”
  • “The Fine Line” – A 16mm Avalanche Education Film
  • Poor Boyz Productions - “Yeah Dude”
  • Poor Boyz Productions - “Ski Porn”
  • Skifilm.net - “Mind The Gap”
  • Poor Boyz Productions “UP 1.2.1” dvd extra in “Ski Porn”

Catch up with Michelle on:
Michelle-Parker.com

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Michelle's Facebook Page

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