Leading action sports retailer, evo, is pleased to announce that Ingrid Backstrom has joined the evo Collective, a multitalented group of individuals who represent evo's brand and core values. Ingrid joins Chris Benchetler, Collin Collins, Eric Pollard, Andy Mahre, Tim McChesney, Austin Smith, Kimmy Fasani and other talented individuals as part of the evo Collective.
Ingrid, who has been killing the backcountry game for years, is beyond stoked to be apart of such a great crew.
"I am really excited to be joining the awesome team at evo. I've been a huge fan of evo's approach for a long time and evo's stores have always been among my favorite places to shop because of their selection of the freshest and best clothes and gear. The most awesome thing is that evo is Northwest-based, owned and run by skiers and snowboarders who get after it – friends of mine who I always see on the mountains and trails."
Her first big break into super-stardom was in 2005 when she had the chance to film with MSP for their movie Yearbook. Building on that success, she continued to film with MSP up until 2012 & filmed for Pretty Faces in 2014. Ingrid has been a force to be reckoned with ever since Yearbook, winning female skier of the year each year since then. A recent article in the Seattle Times asserts that "Ingrid Backstrom is the most successful female big-mountain skier ever."
Although she will continue filming and traveling the world in search of pow, Ingrid has brought her life a bit closer to home in recent years. She now lives in Leavenworth, and can often be spotted ripping around Crystal Mountain, where she grew up. As a Crystal Mountain freeride coach and "Chief of Stoke," Ingrid has taken on a new passion: sharing her love of the mountains with others. Spreading her knowledge of backcountry safety to the growing number of women adventuring out of bounds is also a driving force in her decision to spend more time locally.
Crystal Mountain shredding
Ingrid's Northwest roots and warm, engaging personality, in combination with her dedication and passion for skiing, teaching and sharing make her a perfect fit at evo. Her sponsors include The North Face, Volkl, Tecnica and Giro. evo is proud to join that list and couldn't be more excited to have her on board!