Ingrid Backstrom

Five females smashing it on the freestyle skiing scene.

Alex Burd Alex Burd

Backstrom’s presence looms large over women’s freeskiing. While Kaya Turski dominates competitions around the world, Ingrid Backstrom is the big mountain doyen. For five of the past seven years she has take home Powder’s Female Athlete of the Year Award and has starred in multiple seminal movies including Attack of La Nina and All.I.Can, both of which won her accolades.

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