Angel Collinson

Angel Collinson was born July 13th 1990 and grew up in the employee housing at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah where she and her brother shared a five by twelve foot bedroom. Her dad worked for the snow safety department and her mom made their lifestyle possible by teaching in a one-room home school every winter, teaching kindergarten through high school to Angel, her brother Johnny and a few other kids. “Snow days” were “powder days” and as a result, ignited Angel’s passion for skiing. In the summers her family traveled for months and explored the mountains around the west. They lived out of a 1979 blue ford van that they renovated to make a “luxurious” home, which became their mobile summer base camp until she turned 14.

Angel will participate in the Skiing and Climate Change happy hour on Wed., Oct. 7, and MC the Cool Skiing, Hot Planet film program with Lucas Debari immediately afterward.

Angel ski raced until she was 18, and enjoyed a successful career of competing internationally. Eventually her enthusiasm for big mountain skiing got the best of her.  Her love for the mountains and being outside was instilled when she was young, and growing up in nature inspired her to protect what has given her so much.

Currently she attends the University of Utah, studying environmental law and competes on the Freeskiing World Tour. In the summer she looks for every way to maximize her time outdoors – she rock climbs, kayaks, and even serves as a raft guide in Glacier National Park.

For the passions she has Angel couldn’t imagine living anywhere better than Snowbird, and she looks forward to the experiences that being part of the amazing big mountain community brings.

Angel will participate in the SHIFT Drinks Happy Hour discussion on Skiing and Climate Change, and MC the Cool Skiing, Hot Planet film program with Lucas Debari.

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