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Date(s) - 01/17/2024
6:30 am - 8:00 am


Winter Speaker Series #3: Elyse Saugstad’s If There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Winter Speaker Series 3 - Elyse Saugstad

January 17, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For freeskier Elyse Saugstad, if there’s a will there’s a way. In her years as an outdoorswoman, Elyse has brushed against death, faced mind-numbing fear, and won the respect of her peers in a male-dominated field. Despite winning the Freeride World Tour in 2008, being named Freeskiing Magazine’s Skier of the Year in 2018, and winning the Powder Video Award’s Best Female Peformance (twice), Saugstad has found herself on the outside of the ski industry, looking in. While hurdles throughout her ski life have been omnipresent, Saugstad has chiseled out a highly successful career through determination and grit.

Saugstad’s experiences have given her a unique perspective that is valuable not only to athletes but to anyone who wants to develop their mountain and lifeinstincts, learn how to conquer and use fear to find success, and achieve their goals. On Wednesday, January 17th, join Saugstad for a funny, honest and down-to-earth presentation about what it means to be a successful woman and mother in the ski industry.

Our nonprofit beneficiary for Winter Speaker Series #3 is The Courage Project

By compassionately and thoughtfully introducing children to inspiring mountain adventures in world-class Lake Tahoe, the Courage Project provides children with experiences that challenge their expectations regarding their capabilities. Our goal is to help children with anxiety and depression believe in their ability to live their lives to the fullest. With the help of incredible volunteers and a team of amazing athletes, the Courage Project is making a difference in the lives of children and families, one adventure at a time.

Thanks to Elyse’s sponsors: Arcade Belts, Hestra, Le Bent, Mammut, Orage, Technica/Blizzard, and Scott

We’re bringing the Winter Speaker Series to our sister mountain community! Mammoth Lakes Recreation is excited to bring their community together for a live, in-person screening of this event! Mammoth Lakes Recreation events will have a raffle, beer/wine/non-alcoholic drinks, and the same amazing stories you have come to know and love. See you there!


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