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Elyse Saugstad

Photograph By Megan Michelson

Elyse Saustad dropping into her line off the King at Crystal Mountain. Saugstad survived an avalanche that killed three of her ski partners on the backside of Stevens Pass, Wash., in February 2012. She spoke about her experience in that slide -- and the lessons she learned from it -- during the Safe As clinics.