Born and raised in Vail, Colorado skiing was a close second to walking. The mountain was my playground, the ski school and race programs were my daycare. I started out as a ski racer but my passion was in the powder. In high school I traded off between race skis and tele skis, finally committing to a broken binding for the next six years. I competed in big mountain telemark competitions, winning the Grand Targhee Telemark big mountain event 5 years in a row. 

In pursuit of more work experience I moved to Alta Utah, where I locked my heel down and juggled life as a ski bum and Alta clinic nurse. It was there that I found a love for backcountry skiing and big airs, and most importantly friendships that fostered growth in my skiing.  

I am continuously trying to find balance between my career as a Nurse and my passion for the mountains. I currently reside in Sun Valley, Idaho, I work in the Emergency Room in the summer and ride my bike everyday in between.  This allows me to cut back as a nurse in the winter months so I can have as many days on snow as possible. My ultimate dream as a skier is to film, documenting big mountain and backcountry lines. I am so fortunate to have been raised in the mountains and be a part of a mountain community! 

          • Doughnuts or Bagels? Both. Maple old Fashion, Everything bagel 
          • Home mountain range? Gore Range, but have an ever growing obsession for the Pioneers
          • Fur-baby? Rustler, Aussie/Collie/Heeler. He’s got to be part fox as well. 
          • Favorite trail / mountain? My favorite go-to, that clears my mind and makes me smile, Forbidden Fruit. I don’t have just one favorite mountain, but my favorite run in any condition would have to be Alta’s High Rustler.
          • Go-to aprés beverage? IPA
          • Day Job? Emergency Room and Post Anesthesia Nurse
          • What are the ways you give back within your community? I am a ski athlete for Arc’teryx , Nordica , Anon , and Wild Rye. Right now I'm just hoping to inspire and empower more women to play outside.
          • Any big plans for this next year? I'm teaming up with some incredible females this winter for an all Female ski/ snowboard film. More to come! 
          • Where are you happiest? I'm happiest outside, sharing the skin track and single track with a good group of people! 
          • Favorite piece of Wild Rye gear? It's a tie between the Freel shorts and the Evie Raglan!

Follow Lucy's Adventures @lucysack