Meet Kirsty

Date of Birth: Dec 2, 1975

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Occupation: Physiotherapist

Sponsors: RED Mountain, Head Skis, The North Face

Accomplishments: 1st female to ski off Mt Brennan’s North Chute (1300m of 50-55 degree chute) in Apr 2021, similar recent steep descents off big peaks in Rockies, Purcells, Valhallas; owning my own successful physio clinic; offer high-end ski coaching for adults and kids at RED Mountain; two-time silver medalist in World Freeride Champs in AK

Bio: I am a Rossland local, having grown up in the area skiing at RED Mountain. I have been in the ski industry for over 20 years. From 1998 – 2002 I was on the Freeskiing World Tour, achieving two silver medals in World Freeride Finals in Alaska. After a major crash leading to a big injury, I then judged a few subsequent freeskiing competitions and started up my own Women’s Freeride Camps at RED Mountain that I hosted and coached for 10+ years. I am currently doing dryland and on-snow coaching for the Team Giver Freeride Team. I also coach private high-end adult ski lessons through the RED Fall Line Sports. I am an avid ski mountaineer and enjoy the big, long adventures that involve getting to the top of big peaks and skiing big technical mountain lines. I am also a physiotherapist running my own clinic in Rossland and I am the proud mother of two ripping shredder daughters!

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How old were you when you started riding?

5 years old

Who are your mentors/influencers?

Christina Lusti, Hillaree Nelson

Any Nicknames?

Thirsty!, X…..

What’s your favourite thing about RED?

Best steep tree skiing in bounds and no crowds! Pow for days!

What movie/video gets you most amped for the winter?

Independent films – Rossland Film Fest!

What’s your favorite run at RED?


Do you listen to music when you shred? (what’s your go-to?)

80s glam rock and metal

When not skiing/riding, what else do you like to do?

Mom, physio, bike, climb

What’s the best trick name?

Iron cross

Do you have any preseason rituals leading up to the winter?

Pre-season training is key – as a physio, I practice what I preach.

If you could be any animal, what would it be?


What’s your favorite saying?

Know Fear. No Fear.

Describe your perfect apres.

Insane, amazing pow day – all your fav people at Rafters – great beer and nachos!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hoping to be keeping up with my awesome daughters climbing up big peaks and skiing big lines!

Gallery of shred!

Photos: Ashley Voykin