Pro skier Lynsey Dyer always has at least a few irons in the fire, going full bore. In between training, skiing, and traveling around the world for filming and photo shoots, the ultra-energetic Dyer manages to pursue her other passions in life at the same time. We caught up with her to find out how it is all going.
You’re kind of hard to track down even in the summer—how did last season go for you?
Last season I filmed with the Rocky Mountain Sherpas for their two-year film, “All I Can,” and Warren Miller. It was a busy season; I was volunteering in India in November and was sent to Kashmir in February with Warren Miller, then straight up to Canada to wait for sunshine with the Sherpas. There was lots of travel and a lot less skiing than I would have liked, especially since Jackson had a record year. I got most of my real skiing in the springtime and into the summer after the mountain had closed. Ski touring and mountaineering in the Tetons blew my mind! I loved it!
But now you’re on the road again-you recently returned from Argentina-what did you get up to down there?
I was in Las Lenas and it was amazing, better than I've ever seen it. We arrived to a skied-out, boney mountain, but even the first day our Lenas guru, Jose Beccar, found us the goods. Then it started snowing, and after three days of that, we found ourselves with almost two meters of blue bird and perfect, stable pow. We adventured out touring from the mountain a ton. Then we'd end up in beautiful drainage's, drink water straight from the stream and find our way out. It's always such a treat to explore way out there like that, to feel like very few people had been there.
Were you up for trying all the mystery meats there? The Argentines like to throw all sorts of things on the grill….
As far as food goes, there's always the blood sausage, it's a big part of their asados, that weirds me out. I'll always go in for a bite, but that's all I can get down.
Before you headed down to Las Lenas, you recently went back to your longtime ski sponsor, Rossignol. How’s it feel to be back?
Yes, I'm back with Rossignol, because I LOVE their skis. As always, I'm trying to be the squeaky wheel for the ladies and constantly tooting the "women want hard charging skis, not the fluff" horn...they're listening, and I'm stoked.
What is happening with your other career as an artist?
The art side of things has been off the charts. I was fortunate enough to design a line of t-shirts, a headband/face mask, and a jacket for First Ascent that I got to test in Lenas. The jacket is my dream puffy for sure and to have my art on the inside makes it that much more rad. Both the jacket and tees will be in stores by October. The line of Liberty water bottles with my art has been doing really well. 100 percent recycled and American made makes me happy.
Besides art and skiing, though, you are still involved in your non-profit, Shejumps. How is that going?
SheJumps has been steadily progressing as a resource, a source of inspiration, and a community. We're all busy in our individual lives but Shejumps reminds us there is something bigger that we're working toward. We recently put on a film about simplifying your life that was really inspiring and this fall there will be more films like it on the docket.