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Elyse Saugstad

Photograph By Re Wikstrom

Elyse Saugstad shredding a line down the southback zone of Crystal Mountain, Wash. "I ski in the backcountry to seek varied, untracked terrain and get away from the crowds," Saugstad says. "But before you go, make sure you have the proper education and rescue training, safety gear and knowledge of how to use it."