What happens when six female telemarkers pile into an RV and set out to ski some big, Alaskan peaks? First, they stuff the mobile home with a dozen skis, a hair dryer, cowboy boots, trashy magazines, ice axes, and whiskey. Then they bring a boy along to drive and fill up the propane tank. And finally, they ski some big peaks.
If it works for Sports Illustrated, it’s got to work for the ski world. The Rad Boob ski calendar, which was put together to raise money for breast cancer awareness, highlights the more desirable talents of some of the ski industry’s favorite females.
These are some names you might get used to hearing this season: Keri Herman, Rosalind Groenewoud, Dania Assalay, Ashley Battersby. These photos of female halfpipe and slopestyle athletes prove that they've got what it takes.
Do whatever it takes: refinance your home, sell your kidney, get a telemarketing job. But at some point in your life, you need to go heli-skiing in Alaska. Here are photos from a day with Valdez Heli-Ski Guides—to show you why it's worth saving for.
Pro skiers Ingrid Backstrom and Jessica Sobolowski share tips during their recent freeskiing camp at Squaw Valley to teach women how to tackle big-mountain skiing, from scouting lines to self-arrests. By Olivia Dwyer