ATHLETES & AMBASSADORS
At 5’3 Sofia Forsman still towers against the mountains. Originally from a small town in Sweden, she moved to interior British Columbia a few years ago and came down with a condition commonly referred to as Revelstuck. Her absolute love of skiing has lead her down the career path to becoming a certified ski guide and with her current qualifications, she’s able to tail-guide for cat and ski touring operations. Through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Sofia is making turns to reaching the next stage of her profession: becoming an apprentice ski guide.
“There’s a disconnect in scientific knowledge and public understanding,” said scientist and skier Samantha Swinell, who’s now made it her mission to change that. With a masters in Zoology, Sam has spent years researching migratory ungulates - which to normal civilians, can be better described as large hoofed mammals. Her most recent project is an all-women’s production film which tracks the migratory pattern of a badass deer that travels through the high mountain alpine environment. Learn more about Sam, the movie and the ideals she shares with Coalition Snow.
The mountains are calling and - oh look, Sally Henkel is already getting turns down them. In the winter Sally is most commonly found bypassing resort lines and in the vast mountain ranges of the Montana backcountry. When she’s not skiing down powder, Sally splits her time in Flagstaff where she works remotely for a nonprofit organization that focuses on social justice for women in the tech industry. Outside of work, she’s still passionate about self-educating herself and others to understand their own privilege in the world.