Meet Sally

Date of Birth: Oct 1, 1995

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Occupation: Engineer

Sponsors: Instinct Ski Co.

Accomplishments: 1 st Lake Louise FWQ 3* 2022, 1 st Red Canadian Open 2022, 1 st Red Canadian Open 2020

Bio: Sally is a Rossland local who started skiing by following her ski patrol parents around RED, learning their secret stashes and setting up the occasional bamboo line. She started competing in junior big mountain freeski competitions at age 11. In her first competition, the head judge said that she would be “a threat to the future of freeskiing” and she took that to heart, winning 16 competitions over the next 6 years. Her biggest highlights include winning the North American Freeski Championships twice at Snowbird and Crystal Mountain. After years of competition, Sally switched gears to become an electrical engineer. She is now embracing being a weekend warrior and has competed in multiple FWQ events over the past 3 years!

How old were you when you started riding?

2 years old

Who are your mentors/influencers?

Ingrid Backstrom and Leah Evans.

Any Nicknames?


What’s your favourite thing about RED?

Steep trees and good friends

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

All of the 50 Project films

What’s your favorite run at RED?

Link’s Line

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

Sounds of the forest

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

Bike, run, gym and cook

What’s the best trick name?


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

Hit the gym and dance for the snow

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


What’s your favorite saying?

“Risk it for the biscuit”

Describe your perfect apres.

Perfect apres does not exist… I’d rather we could just keep skiing!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Skiing in the Kootenays and all around the world.

Gallery of shred!