Big Mountain Skiers

Originate with Michelle Parker: Alaska Finale

The best big mountain female skiers on the planet explain what goes in to filming big lines in AK.

Have you ever pondered what it takes to ski one of those near-vertical ski movie lines in Alaska? Michelle Parker, Angel Collinson, and Elyse Saugstad can help. The three teamed up with Matchstick Productions for the absolutely banger closing segment of All In. And to help give viewers perspective, the three explain what it takes to ski this terrain for the final episode of Originate.

The lines these three women are putting down rival what many male professional skiers are doing, and it sure is fun to watch that gender gap close. It’s also just plain rad to see these lines skied so effortlessly, but hear about the anxieties the athletes face before dropping in. As Collinson says in the video, heli skiing in Alaska is the “…end all, be all of skiing.”