Professional Skier

Date of birth
10 April 1987

Truckee, California, USA

Born in the California mountain paradise of Lake Tahoe, Michelle got her start the way most young skiers do, on the ski team at her local mountain. And even though she became very good, very fast — like, X-Games good — she quickly found that her true passion blossomed deep in the backcountry. After cutting her teeth in the Alaskan backcountry, Michelle has become one of the most sought after women in big-mountain skiing, starring in dozens of films and even winning the 2019 Powder Awards for Best Female Performance. She’s got a message too:“The outdoors industry is bigger than fossil fuels and pharmaceuticals,”she said while accepting the award.“Stand up...If you don’t use your voice no one will hear you.”

Career Highlights

1. Founded SAFE AS - an intro to avalanche education - in 2012. We have reached nearly 1500 participants and raised $58,000 for our avalanche forecast centers through this educational program.

2. Winning Best Female Performance at the last Powder Video Awards for Originate - a web series which I co-produce in conjunction with Red Bull

3. Riding bikes from Lake Tahoe to the North Cascades, ski gear in tow, to climb and ski a few of the 50 classics

Michelle's Favorite Db Gear

“With an innovative approach, Db has an eye for reinventing and creating something better than what was before. It's inspiring to see travel in a new way; simplified, organized, and everything with thought.”

- Michelle Parker

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